Gasolin'

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One of if not the most successful and legendary rock bands in Danish rock history. Formed 1969 by Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee and Wili Jønsson. Shortly after Bjørn Uglebjerg joined. He was replaced by Søren Berlev in 1971. Their first single, "Silky Sally", was in English, and did not become a hit - but their self-titled Danish language debut album however became a modest success. Gasolin' had their prime time from 1972 to 1978, and released 8 studio albums and two live albums in that period plus two English versions albums of their 3rd and 5th studioalbum. Their major league commercial breakthrough came with the album "Gas 5" in 1975 and their 1976 "Live Sådan" album is listed on the official Danish national cultural treasure list, "Kulturkanonen". The same year Gasolin' failed to break through in USA after releasing an English version of the record "Gas 5". This, and internal conflicts was the main reason for their split-up in 1978. Keyboardist Klaus Agerschou often appeared with the band in concert.

Singer Kim Larsen simultaneously with Gasolin' played with his sidekicks Sylvester's Jukebox and Starfuckers (2) and released a solo album in 1973. Post Gasolin' he has had a solo career just as successful as that of Gasolin'. Franz Beckerlee, who was a jazz saxophonist in the 60's, e.g. with The Contemporary Jazz Quartet, released one solo album post Gasolin' but also worked with writing and painting. Berlev and Jønsson has played with various rock bands.

The Gasolin' legacy in Denmark cannot be underestimated. The band has been portrayed in documentaries, their music has been performed as musicals several times (a.o. by Dr. Dante,
Femten Gasolin' Sange) and in tribute albums by other artists (Gasolin' Tribute - Fi-Fi Dong). Several cover bands perform their music; Magtens Korridorer-lead singer Johan Olsen used to sing in one. In 2015 an all-female band playing their music named themselves Gasoline (13).
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Albums

Gasolin' - Gasolin' album art Gasolin' Gasolin' (Album) CBS Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Gasolin' 2 album art Gasolin' Gasolin' 2 (Album) CBS Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Gasolin' 3 album art Gasolin' Gasolin' 3 (Album) CBS Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Stakkels Jim album art Gasolin' Stakkels Jim (Album) CBS Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Gasolin' album art Gasolin' Gasolin' (Album) CBS, CBS UK & Europe 1974 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Gas 5 album art Gasolin' Gas 5 (Album) CBS Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Efter Endnu En Dag album art Gasolin' Efter Endnu En Dag (Album) CBS Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Live Sådan album art Gasolin' Live Sådan (Album) CBS Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - What A Lemon album art Gasolin' What A Lemon (Album) Epic US 1976 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Gør Det Noget album art Gasolin' Gør Det Noget (Album) CBS Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Live I Skandinavien (Gøglernes Aften) album art Gasolin' Live I Skandinavien (Gøglernes Aften) (Album) CBS Denmark 1978 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Killin' Time album art Gasolin' Killin' Time (Album) CBS Denmark 1978 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Derudaf - Forever album art Gasolin' Derudaf - Forever (Album) Columbia Denmark 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gasolin' - Ang.: Lone album art Gasolin' Ang.: Lone (Single) Sonet Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
MS 112 Gasolin' - Silky Sally album art Gasolin' Silky Sally(7", Single) Spectator Records MS 112 Denmark 1970 Sell This Version
7183 Gasolin' - Johnny The Jackpot  album art Gasolin' Johnny The Jackpot (7", Single) CBS 7183 Denmark 1971 Sell This Version
CBS 8367 Gasolin' - På En Sommerdag / Se Din By Fra Tårnets Top album art Gasolin' På En Sommerdag / Se Din By Fra Tårnets Top(7", Single) CBS CBS 8367 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
CBS 7813 Gasolin' - Langebro / Lilli-Lilli album art Gasolin' Langebro / Lilli-Lilli(7", Single) CBS CBS 7813 Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
2745 Gasolin' - Prins Piwi album art Gasolin', Stig Møller, Flemming Quist Møller Gasolin', Stig Møller, Flemming Quist Møller - Prins Piwi(7") CBS 2745 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 1632 Gasolin' - Holy Jean album art Gasolin' Holy Jean(7", Single) CBS CBS 1632 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 1263 Gasolin' - Derudaf album art Gasolin' Derudaf(7", Single) CBS CBS 1263 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
CBS 1933 Gasolin' - Det Var Inga, Katinka Og Smukke Charlie På Sin Harley / Jeg Er Splittergal album art Gasolin' Det Var Inga, Katinka Og Smukke Charlie På Sin Harley / Jeg Er Splittergal(7") CBS CBS 1933 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
Gasolin' - Lucky Linda album art Gasolin' Lucky Linda (Single) CBS, CBS Germany 1974 Sell This Version
2951, CBS 2951 Gasolin' - Bingo album art Gasolin' Bingo(7", Single) CBS, CBS 2951, CBS 2951 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
CBS 2238 Gasolin' - Bessefar album art Gasolin' Bessefar(7", Single) CBS CBS 2238 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version

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