|The Hootenanny Singers (From left:Hansi, Johan, Bjorn and Tony)|
The Hootenanny's released their first album in 1964, and made a over a dozen albums with Bjorn before Bjorn left in 1974 to devote his energies to ABBA. The group broke up for good in the late 1970's...
On November 16, 2012, the surviving members of the Hootenanny Singers: Hansi, Bjorn and Tony Roth got together for the last time.. They attended a concert in Lund by Osten med Resten who performed a Hootenanny Singers tribute. After the performance, the three of them took the stage for a onstage chat. The other original group member , Johan Karlberg died on August 16, 1992. Johan was only 49 when he died....
Hans Carl "Hansi" Schwarz, was born March 6, 1942 in Munich, Germany, but he moved to Sweden, in 1945.He sung many of the lead vocals for the group, played guitar,and banjo. He was the group's tallest member, and the one with the mustache. Since the late 1960's he has organized the Vastervik folk festival known as Visfestivalen which Bjorn also supported and attended on occasion.
I believe Hansi is survived by his wife Maj, and three children..
To learn more about the Hootenanny Singers, visit our discography ...Hootenanny Singers
To learn about the Vastervik festival go here...http://visfestivalen.se/
Bjorn discusses Hansi's death at ICETHESITE...http://www.icethesite.com/2013/01/bjorn-ulvaeus-reflects-on-the-loss-of-hansi-schwarz/
|Hansi more recently in a photo from Corren.se|