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The Alternative Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden 1975
Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Department of Music Education.
2016 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

On April 6th 1974, Blue Swede’s cover version of ”Hooked on a Feeling” occupied the number one spot on the Billboard chart. This was an extraordinary achievement, especially considering it was the first time a Swedish rock act topped this American list. On the very same day ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest at the Dome in Brighton, England. After that, Swedish popular music would never be quite the same. Blue Swede didn’t manage to sustain their international success, but ABBA, of course, went on to become the perhaps most prosperous band of the 70’s. Needless to say, those crucial events had profound consequences for the Swedish music scene. One was that Sweden as the winning nation was expected to host the next Eurovision Song Contest, which took place at the Älvsjö Fair in Stockholm in 1975.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Rodopi , 2016. , 7 p.
Avant-Garde Critical Studies, ISSN 2214-0808 ; 32
Keyword [en]
Alternative, Avant-Garde, Counter Culture, Eurovision Song Contest, Progressive Music Movement, Sweden, 1975
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Humanities Musicology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kmh:diva-2223ISBN: 9789004310490 (print)OAI: diva2:1048955
Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2016-11-23Bibliographically approved

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