Hep Stars

Hep Stars

The Hep Stars was a Swedish rock group, formed in 1963 in Stockholm. During 1965-1966 the band was the most successful of contemporary 1960s Swedish pop groups performing in the English language. Outside the Nordic countries the band is best known as a launching point for the keyboard player and composer Benny Andersson, who went on to enjoy worldwide success with ABBA.

The band was founded by the drummer Christer "Chrille" Pettersson (d.2006) and the bass guitarist Lennart "Lelle" Hegland with the keyboard player Hans Östlund and the guitarist-singer Jan "Janne" Frisk joining. At the height of their popularity, the line-up consisted of Hegland, Pettersson, Frisk and Sven "Svenne" Hedlund on lead vocals and Benny Andersson on keyboards.

Read more about Hep Stars:  The Beginning, Breakthrough, Mainstream Success, Break Up, Afterwards, Notes On Songwriting

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