Stardust (6)

Swedish pop group that formed in October 1970 as Stämbandet ("vocal cord" in English) by singers, Elisabeth Lord and Britt Johansson (later known as May-Britt "Maya" Wirbladh). They had previously worked together in Bäckmora Show and Midnight Singers. Lord left after one year. Also with the group from the start was guitarist Jorma Kujansuu and pianist Sven Wirbladh. Bassist Leif Elves Tribe also started with them, but left after half the album was recorded, to be replaced by Tomas Nauwelaertz De Agé. The drummer was Edmund Charlie Franzén (former member of the duo Charlie & Esdor).

Their first Stämbandet single "Lyckliga Världen" ("Happy World" in English) was released in 1973, written by Kujansuu and also recorded by Lars Winfrey and Ola Hakansson. Their first album was released in 1975, featuring songs written by Kujansuu, with some lyrics written by Wirbladh. This album was selected as "Weekly Swedish LP" by Swedish Radio P3 in March 1975. The band represented Sweden once in Europe top radio list arranged by the EBU.

The second album was recorded in London after Stardust signed with Satril and Henry Hadaway. Stardust toured much of Europe in the 70s and were featured in the BBC TV programme, Top of the Pops on 22 September 1977. The group stopped touring full time in October 1978.

Stardust went on hiatus until 2016, when a third album under the name Stardust Revival with 14 of their own songs (written in English) was published by Riverside Records (2), Stockholm.



Stardust (6) - Stardust album art Stardust (6) Stardust (Album) Satril France 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SON 2036 Stardust (6) - Golden Oldie Show album art Stardust (6) Golden Oldie Show(7", Single) Sonet SON 2036 UK 1973 Sell This Version
Stardust (6) - Got To See Mississippi album art Stardust (6) Got To See Mississippi (Single) Satril Germany 1977 Sell This Version
Stardust (6) - I Really Love You Stop album art Stardust (6) I Really Love You Stop (Single) Satril Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
Stardust (6) - Ariana album art Stardust (6) Ariana (Single) Satril UK 1977 Sell This Version
RSAT-1120 Stardust (6) - Ariana album art Stardust (6) Ariana(7", Single) Satril RSAT-1120 Portugal 1977 Sell This Version
EMI-11567 Stardust (6) - Dancing album art Stardust (6) Dancing(7", Single, Promo) EMI International EMI-11567 Australia 1977 Sell This Version
T-7948 Stardust (6) - I Really Love You Stop album art Stardust (6) I Really Love You Stop(7") Sonet T-7948 Sweden 1978 Sell This Version
SAT 130 Stardust (6) - Rider / Face The Music album art Stardust (6) Rider / Face The Music(7") Satril SAT 130 UK 1978 Sell This Version

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