Lill-Babs is gone

Posted: April 3, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general), My photographs

Swedish artist Lill-Babs has passed away. She was a working artist since the late 1950s and had more success at home than most can even dream of. Many are the 45s from the 1960s and 1970s that I recall with joy, not least the “Manolito” single from 1968. I do own a Double CD with a lot of these songs. Lyricist Stikkan Anderson made a fortune working with Lill-Babs and would later invest in ABBA. When that went through the roof in 1974 he was their manager. No Lill-Babs, no ABBA? Maybe. In any case, this is the second Icon that we have lost in Sweden inside of two weeks (see earlier post about Jerry Williams) and that is just sad. A friend of mine, bass player Lars Ericsson worked with her in recent times and he considered her a class act. He would know.

(Pictures seen here are said single and three shots of mine from her Museum in Järvsö from the old archives)

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