by Eric Hallberg & Ulf Henningsson
This is the definitive book about "Tio i Topp" the legendary and beloved radio show that influenced Swedish pop history like no other program! In fact, in the middle of the 60ies the weekly show had a 3 million people audience!
Every Saturday 15 o'clock the title melody "Hully Gully Twist" streamed out of the radio speakers, while Swedens teenagers sat in front of their radios listening carefully. Each week the program elected the most popular songs with the help of a new invention called: mentometer.
"Tio i topp" was aired between 1961 and 1974. The book covers all(!) artists who had at least one record on the Tio i Topp-charts, and even those who didn't make it, but who got a chance on the programs section "På Försök". Alltogether the book portraits 946 artists with new and meticolously reserched biographies. All 1500 records that have been presented on the Tio i Topp-charts are illustrated with cover! All 659 charts, incl. "Sommartoppen" (summer charts) are featured, so that the reader easily can find out what the most popular songs were!
The book bases on many years of research and is build up on the Swedish radios (SR) original show journals.
In this first edition of the book, a bonus CD is included! The CD contains a 60 minute excerpt from the original program, presenting several music tracks, menometer buttons, title melodies and much more! The show host Klas Burling presents several show excerpts and shares his personal memories!
Preface by Klas Burling and Svenne Hedlund (Hep Stars).
The book contains about 2000 illustrations!