Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Keyboard player Bo Hansson dies

Photo from cd Hansson & Karlsson (1998). Hansson below.
Swedish organ player Bo Hansson has passed away at the age of 67. In the 60's Hansson and his fellow Janne Carlsson jammed with Jimi Hendrix and Hendrix even recorded a cover version their song Tax Free.
Dagens Nyheter reports that Hansson was found dead in a hotel room in Stockholm on Saturday.
The organ & drums duo Hansson & Karlsson jammed with Hendrix during his visits in Sweden. Hendrix enjoyed their song Tax Free so much that he recorded his own version which can be heard on the posthumous album War Heroes. Bo Hansson also reached some international commercial success in the 70's with his musical interpretations of J R R Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings.

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