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The two members of Hansson & Karlsson are both better-known for other things -- Bo Hansson as the composer of the progressive fantasy album Lord of the Rings and Jan Karlsson as a second-rate actor. But playing together in the '60s, they were among the most important Swedish progressive bands, and possibly the band reaching the most fame abroad in the '60s. They played with acts like Frank Zappa, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix. When the '60s ended, and as Hansson & Karlsson were getting big in progressive circles in Europe, their career came to a halt after conflicts between the two and with their manager. Karlsson also ran the most lively progressive club in Stockholm, Filips, where, except for Hansson & Karlsson, bands like Träd, Gräs & Stenar and Mecki Mark Men played.

In 1966, jazz drummer Jan Karlsson was introduced to the former bassist of the Merrymen, Bo Hansson. The
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HANSSON & KARLSSON Monument album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Monument
Jazz Related Rock 1967
HANSSON & KARLSSON Rex album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Rex
Jazz Related Rock 1968
HANSSON & KARLSSON Man At The Moon album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Man At The Moon
Jazz Related Rock 1969

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HANSSON & KARLSSON For People In Love album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
For People In Love
Jazz Related Rock 2010

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HANSSON & KARLSSON Gold album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Gold
Jazz Related Rock 1971
HANSSON & KARLSSON Hansson & Karlsson album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Hansson & Karlsson
Jazz Related Rock 1998

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