Gimmicks, The

Also known as Gimmicks
Members of Gimmicks, The: Anita Strandell, Diana Nunez, Frank Andersson, Kåre Ström, Leif Carlqvist, Urban Hansson
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Discography of Gimmicks, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 ... Att Tycka Om 12 Audio 1975 Polydor
2 Roda 2 Audio Universal
3 Gimmicks Of Sweden 12 Audio 1972 Polydor
4 En Acapulco 10 Audio 1971 Discophon
5 Brasilian Samba 12 Audio Omega (2)
6 Music Is What We Like To Play 11 Audio 1974 Polydor
7 En Sommarsaga 4 Audio Polydor
8 Brazilian Samba 12 Audio 1970 Decca Eclipse
9 Mixed Up Lydia's Pickin' Up Painted Ping Pong Balls 9 Audio 1970 Polydor
10 För Din Skull 12 Audio 1973 Polydor
11 Gimmicks, The 12 Audio 1973 Philips
12 Brasilian Samba 12 Audio Polydor K.K.
13 High, On Wings Of Song 2 Audio 1975 Polydor
14 Sången Lär Ha Vingar 2 Audio 1975 Polydor
15 Sången Lär Ha Vingar 2 Audio 1975 Polydor
17 Håll Igång 12 Audio 1969 Discofon (2)
18 The Best Of The Gimmicks ~ From Acapulco To Tokyo 21 Audio 1998 Sonet
19 Kapten Bölja 2 Audio 1974 Polydor

Swedish group that was started by Leif Carlqvist in 1968. They did Swedish interpretations of samba hits by groups such as Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66. Their own version of "Latin Groove" lead to an international release and recordings in English. Group members came and went but the group stayed sought after for bookings around the world.

The group took part in the Swedish pre-selections for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1975 and finished second with "Sången lär ha vingar". The group was disbanded a few years later but made a comeback in 2005 with new members, lead by Leif Carlqvist.

None of the group's records sold exceptionally well but they have become sought after by record collectors around the world.

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