Monday, 9 March 2015

Amore, more, more

Weekends (especially sunny ones) just fly by.

On this Tacky Music Monday, we are not just in desperate need of cheering up as we head back to work...

...we also have the birthday of another camp-as-tits diva-wannabee-of-exotic-lands to celebrate! Many happy returns to Miss Barbro Margareta Svensson - better known as 60s Swedish superstar Lill Babs, who celebrated 60 years in the music industry last year.

To celebrate here is the lady herself, way back when beehives were essential - with the sexy-in-his-day German "answer to Elvis" Peter Kraus - and Amore. Mr Kraus appears to be trying desperately to pretend he has any interest whatsoever in those dancing girls...

Have a good week, peeps!

Facts about Lill-Babs:
  • Many of her original songs were written and composed by Stig Anderson, who went on to produce ABBA, and members of the soon-to-be-supergroup even sang as her backing singers on some early recordings.
  • She represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 with April, April, and appeared in the Melodifestivalen many times afterwards.
  • The Beatles apparently asked for her autograph when they all appeared on the same Swedish TV show in 1963.
  • She still occasionally sings live, and is a frequent guest star on Swedish television to this day.
Lill-Babs (born 9th March 1938).

More Miss Babs here and here.


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