The group was formed in summer 1963 in Gothenburg as Tages Skiffle-group of five young teens in the 16-17 age. On 17 August 1964 they won a pop contest ( "West Coast Beatles", arranged by GT, first price was a London trip). The group had earlier this year changed its name to TAGES, and in October they released the single Sleep Little Girl who became a hit, and ended up as one of the Top Ten. Several successful singles followed; among them include I Should Be Glad, Dont Turn Your Back, The One For You, So Many Girls, I'll Be Doggone, In My Dreams and Miss Mac Baren. Every Raindrop Means A Lot was the group's first psychedelic-inspired single; it was released in early 1967. In November of the same year TAGES released the LP Studio. The album has in recent years fallen high on various lists developed. In spring 1968, Tages was in the top ten for the last time There's a Blind Man Playing Fiddle in the Street.
On August 31, 1968 decided Tommy Blom to leave the group. The other band members wanted to continue, and in June 1969 they changed the name to BLOND Blond (3) which resulted in the album The lilac years.