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The Gimmicks

Band, SE
Pop and Latin

Swedish group that was started by Leif Carlqvist in 1968. They did Swedish interpretations of samba hits by groups such as Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. Their own version of "Latin Groove" lead to an international release and recordings in English. Group members came and went but the group stayed sought after for bookings around the world. The group took part in the Swedish pre-selections for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1975 and finished second with "Sången lär ha vingar". The group was disbanded a few years later but made a comeback in 2005 with new members, lead by Leif Carlqvist. None of the group's records sold exceptionally well but they have become sought after by record collectors around the world.

PortraitRoger Palm
dr *1949 SE
PortraitLeif Carlqvist
voc, p
PortraitDiana Nunez
voc, bvoc
Kåre Ström
b, voc SE
Mats Westman
g, voc SE
PortraitWaldemar Hajer
tb *1944 PO
PortraitStephan Möller
dr, voc SE
PortraitAnita Strandell
voc *1940 SE
Frank Andersson
PortraitUrban Hansson
fl, sax *1943 SE
Nils Sylvén
voc, org, p
Popular Tracks   
Visst är du kär on The Best Of Gimmicks From Acapulco To Tokyo by The Gimmicks
Ye-Me-Le on The Best Of Gimmicks From Acapulco To Tokyo by The Gimmicks
Just sånt får en att bli sur on The Best Of Gimmicks From Acapulco To Tokyo by The Gimmicks
Ching Ching, Hej Hej on Hålligång med Gimmicks by The Gimmicks
Mas Que Nada on The Best Of Gimmicks From Acapulco To Tokyo by The Gimmicks
Du är en dröm som blivit sann on The Best Of Gimmicks From Acapulco To Tokyo by The Gimmicks
Håll i gång on Hålligång med Gimmicks by The Gimmicks
Regnet strilar ner on Hålligång med Gimmicks by The Gimmicks
Jokern on Hålligång med Gimmicks by The Gimmicks
Homeless on Mixed Up Lydia's Pickin' Up Painted Ping Pong Balls by The Gimmicks

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
The GimmicksThe Gimmicks2017Album
RodaThe Gimmicks2005Album
Move To The Bossa GrooveThe Gimmicks2005Album
The Best Of The Gimmicks ~ From Acapulco To TokyoThe Gimmicks1998Compil.
Visst E´ De´Skönt / Du Måste Bli Vän Med Dig SjälvThe Gimmicks1976Single
16 Bästa!The Gimmicks1976Compil.
SimsalabimThe Gimmicks1976Album
Sången Lär Ha VingarThe Gimmicks1975Single
... Att Tycka OmThe Gimmicks1975Album
High, On Wings Of SongThe Gimmicks1975Single
En Sommarsaga / Visst Är Du KärThe Gimmicks1975Single
Kapten BöljaThe Gimmicks1974Single
Music Is What We Like To PlayThe Gimmicks1974Album
Only YouThe Gimmicks1973Single
Alta MiraThe Gimmicks1973Single
Who's Shaking Your Jelly RollThe Gimmicks1973Single
För Din SkullThe Gimmicks1973Album
It's Too LateThe Gimmicks1973Single
Bara Du / För SentThe Gimmicks1973Single
Gimmicks Of SwedenThe Gimmicks1972Album
Det Blir Inte NejThe Gimmicks1972Single
The GimmicksThe Gimmicks1972Album
I Should Have Known BetterThe Gimmicks1972Single
New York / Pais TropicalThe Gimmicks1971Single
En Las BrisasThe Gimmicks1971Album
Att Få Resa / Serenad till SommarenThe Gimmicks1971Single
Mixed Up Lydia's Pickin' Up Painted Ping Pong BallsThe Gimmicks1970Album
In AcapulcoThe Gimmicks1970Album
Make Feel Good / Bermuda InnThe Gimmicks1970Single
Håll I gångThe Gimmicks1969Album
Håll igång / Du har ingen aningThe Gimmicks Med Anita Strandell1969Single
RodaThe Gimmicks1969Single
Brasilian SambaThe GimmicksAlbum
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