Tyggegummibanden

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Danish mid 70's pop/rock band with teenage-appeal and lyrics in Danish. The band was formed in 1974 by songwriters Morten Langebæk & Michael Jørgensen and bass player Henrik Bødtcher, who were members of the English-singning rock/pop band Anaconda (6) and transformed it into Tyggegummibanden.

The first line-up was completed with then 17-year old wonderkid on drums, Kasper Winding, who in 1974 played with Henrik Bødtcher in the latin fusion group Buki Yamaz. It is a widely known 'secret' in the Danish music industry that Kasper Winding is the (uncredited) drummer on the first Tyggegummibanden-album, Nu Går Det Løs! However he left the band after the recordings were done, and thus the drummer whose image is featured on the back cover, Jan Sivertsen didn't join the band until after the recordings. On all subsequent releases the drummer was Jan Sivertsen. He joined the band right after the first album together with Michael Bruun, who also came from Anaconda (6). Side note: Bruun and Sivertsen knew each other from another project they had with Henrik Bødtcher, which in 1976 materialized as the jazz-rock fusion group Heavy Joker.

On the second album Fuld Fart - Rock'N'Roll in 1975, the band was shortly joined by Thomas Helweg-Mikkelsen, who replaced Bødtcher on that release only. At the same time Tyggegummibanden changed style to do cover-versions of rock standards with 'funny' lyrics, just like their competitors, Shu-Bi-Dua. However the band changed style once more and played own compositions again on the third album Banden 3 in 1977. At the 1977-release the group also changed its name to "Banden" to get rid of the teenage-image, but after protests from a theater group also called "Banden", the band changed its bandname back to Tyggegummibanden. One year after the third album, Tyggegummibanden disbanded in 1978.

The two incoming band members after the first album, Michael Bruun and Jan Sivertsen, later became important musicians as members of Tøsedrengene and Ray Dee Ohh, and both made rich contributions to the "golden age" of Danish rock-pop music in the 80's and 90's: Michael Bruun became a central figure as star producer of many popular Scandinavian artists, and Jan Sivertsen played with Lis Sørensen and Danser med Drenge and also produced several high-profiled pop albums in the 2000's.
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Albums

6E 064-38099, 6C 064 38099 Tyggegummibanden - Nu Går Det Løs! album art Tyggegummibanden Nu Går Det Løs!(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 6E 064-38099, 6C 064 38099 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
Tyggegummibanden - Fuld Fart - Rock'N'Roll album art Tyggegummibanden Fuld Fart - Rock'N'Roll (Album) EMI Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
Tyggegummibanden - Banden 3 album art Banden* Banden 3 (Album) EMI Denmark 1977 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6C 006 37260, 6C 006-37260 Tyggegummibanden - Nu Går Det Løs! album art Tyggegummibanden Nu Går Det Løs!(7") EMI, EMI 6C 006 37260, 6C 006-37260 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
6C 006 37261, 006-37261 Tyggegummibanden - Helt Til Hest album art Tyggegummibanden Helt Til Hest(7") EMI, EMI 6C 006 37261, 006-37261 Denmark 1974 Sell This Version
006 - 3726 5 Tyggegummibanden - Skolen Er Forbi / Sven-Åges Venner album art Tyggegummibanden Skolen Er Forbi / Sven-Åges Venner(7") EMI 006 - 3726 5 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
006-37269, 6C 006 37269 Tyggegummibanden - Rocke Til Musikken album art Tyggegummibanden Rocke Til Musikken(7") EMI, EMI 006-37269, 6C 006 37269 Denmark 1975 Sell This Version
006-39131 Tyggegummibanden - Hul I Tanden album art Tyggegummibanden Hul I Tanden(7", Single) EMI 006-39131 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
6C 006-39101 Tyggegummibanden - Fuld Fart - Rock'n'roll album art Tyggegummibanden Fuld Fart - Rock'n'roll(7", Single) EMI 6C 006-39101 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
006-39159, 6C 006 39159 Tyggegummibanden - Rock'n*roll No. 39159 / Tutti Frutti album art Banden* Rock'n*roll No. 39159 / Tutti Frutti(7") EMI, EMI 006-39159, 6C 006 39159 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
006-37277, 6C 006-37277 Tyggegummibanden - Du Gør Mig Hidsig Lille Lizzy album art Tyggegummibanden Du Gør Mig Hidsig Lille Lizzy(7") EMI, EMI 006-37277, 6C 006-37277 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
6C 006 39184 Tyggegummibanden - Tømmermænd album art Banden* Tømmermænd(7", Single) EMI 6C 006 39184 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
6C 006 39106, 006-39106 Tyggegummibanden - Tjald & Lal & Lir album art Tyggegummibanden Tjald & Lal & Lir(7") EMI, EMI 6C 006 39106, 006-39106 Denmark 1976 Sell This Version
006-39229, 6C 006-39229 Tyggegummibanden - Fest I Haven album art Tyggegummibanden Fest I Haven(7") EMI, EMI 006-39229, 6C 006-39229 Denmark 1977 Sell This Version
6C 006 39236 Tyggegummibanden - De Sko Er For Små album art Tyggegummibanden De Sko Er For Små(7") EMI 6C 006 39236 Denmark 1978 Sell This Version