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Benny Andersson - En skrift i snön @Studio Acusticum [HD]

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Benny Andersson - En skrift i snön @Studio Acusticum [HD] Here is finally the full length performance from Swedish TV of Benny's new long composition  called  "En skrift i snön  . Benny and some friends performed  it at the Pitea Organ Symposium & Festival to celebrate the new organ there.  The lyrics for that song were written by Kristina Lugn who worked with Benny on his most recent musical.  It wasn't included on  his recent  Christmas  album. It hasn't been released yeton disc or download...


Hootenanny Singer, Hansi Schwarz has passed away.

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It has been reported that Hansi Schwarz has died of cancer in Lund, Sweden. He died on Thursday, January 10th, 2013. He was 70 years old...
Hansi  was  the founder, of the Swedish folk group, The Hootenanny Singers. The group were  originally  called the West Bay Singers in honor of their hometown.  This was the band  from Vastervik, Sweden  that gave ABBA singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist, Bjorn Ulvaeus his start... The group was the first act signed by Stig Anderson's Polar Records..
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 st…