Swedish Danseband hilarious album covers from 1970

You have got to love the outrageous clothing and hair styles from the 1970’s.  Jump suits and bell bottoms.

Dansband (“dance band”) is a Swedish term for a band that plays dansbandsmusik (“dance band music”). Dansbandsmusik is often danced to in pairs. Jitterbug and foxtrot music are often included in this category. The music is primarily inspired by swing, schlager, country, jazz, and rock. The main influence for rock-oriented bands is the rock music of the 1950s and 1960s.

The terms dansband and dansbandsmusik were coined around 1970, when Swedish popular music developed a signature style. The genre developed primarily in Sweden, but has spread to neighboring countries Denmark, Norway and the Swedish speaking regions of Finland. When the music came to Norway it was first called “Svensktoppar” (from the Swedish radio music chart Svensktoppen, which was a major arena for dansband music before its rules changed in January 2003).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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