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Per's 60 for 60. #53 Something Happened Today. Yet another introspective song. Seems we like them here at TDR! This song is taken from the very very popular Son of a Plumber album/project. The project Per "invented" when he was sick and tired of "Per Gessle" and wanted to renew himself. He did more than well, the whole album radiates with happiness. We don't mean the lyrics of course. These lyrics are quite sad, but with a touch of hope in them. Tried to be good/Any small town person/Knows it never ends/Since I was young/I’ve been a stranger to myself/I know it never ends. But hey/Something happened today/I wish I could explain/The strange sunshine through the rain/The rush I got/I heard you call my name/Things will never be the same again... There's at least three other song titles mentioned in these few lines! Rather typical Per, wouldn't you say? #per60

Per's 60 for 60. This is #53 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

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Per Gessle´s Roxette - Oslo Sentrum Scene 15.11.2018

Per's 60 for 60. #54. Small Town Talk. A low-key song recorded in Nashville in Swedish and in Sweden in English... A song about lost love. The English lyrics are written by Sharon Vaughn, based upon Per's Swedish ones. In a way the English lyrics seem a bit more hopeful than Per's original. This is a duet sung by Per's hero Nick Lowe. Per has also sung it with Lasse Winnerbäck, Linnea Henriksson and of course Christoffer Lundquist on this latest tour. Inside the shadows/Around every turn/I was scared to look/And afraid to learn/The truth of this small town talk... #per60

Small Town Talk

Per's 60 for 60. This is #54 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Per's 60 for 60. #55 Rickie Lee. Taken from the 1985 album "Scener" the song is about American multi artist Rickie Lee Jones. The song was written for Marie Fredriksson's debut album "Het vind," she recorded it but didn't use it on the album in 1984. Later it came as a bonus track on the "Kärlekens guld" release. Per's version is a duet with Monica Törnell and has some nice twangy guitars. Both versions are produced by Lasse Lindbom... The obvious question is of course: which one do you prefer? #per60

Rickie Lee

Per's 60 for 60. This is #55 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career

More Gothenburg! Photos by Micke Wiklander.

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Per's 60 for 60. #56 Ingen kan som du (No One Can Like You) The original keyboard/drum machine demo was released on the CD "Demos 1982-86." This demo is from 2003, released on the compilation CD "Kung av sand," later included in the Archives, and obviously acoustic. What few know is that there is a demo by Gyllene Tider with Marie Fredriksson on vocals! Nothing has happened with it since, but who knows what will happen in the future? The lyrics are about a confused man (woman in Marie's case,) who is thrown between despair and love. The woman he loves behaves irratically. No one can like you/be fire and ice together/No one can like you/capture me now/and discard me in a while... #per60

Ingen kan som du

Eld när jag ser dej eld när jag är hos dej eld när jag har dej och kan ta på dej, få älska dej is fryser sönder dom starkaste kedjorna och lägger sin kalla hand så människor gå ifrån varann Och ingen kan som du vara eld och is til

Gothenburg was the second best concert on this tour according to the band and our reporter, Eliza Roszkowska Öberg. It has also been confirmed that the show was videotaped.

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And the tour is over. Scandinavium, Gothenburg. Thank you Per!

Per's 60 for 60. #57 Kvar i min bil. (Left in My Car) also recorded in English by the John Lindberg Trio as “Still in My Car” and which successfully turned it into a rockabilly song. From the recordings of “En händig man” but was unfortunately left off the album. One of Per’s better songs around that period. When they needed an ‘80s sounding song for the movie “Let the Right One In” they got this track from Per, and they also made a fake ‘80s sleeve for it. Sadly they missed releasing it for real. A few years later it appeared as a 7” and in the PGA. #per60

Kvar i min bil

Per's 60 for 60. This is #57 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Per's 60 for 60. #58. When I Close My Eyes (No One Can See Me). This little gem was released by Norwegian singer Paris, under the name “I Do Believe.” It was in fact also called “I Do Believe” on the “The Look for Roxette” promo release as well. Another sad song, introspective, wondering. This T&A demo is from the summer of 1999 and is featured in the Per Gessle Archives. Quite possibly this was meant for "Room Service." Paris's version was out in 2002, and it's very similar to Per's demo. Something woke me up/In the middle of the night/I never ever felt so lonely/I thought about givin’ you a call/But it was half past five... We know the feeling well. Have you heard both, and if so, which version do you prefer?

When I Close My Eyes (No One Can See Me)

Per's 60 for 60. This is #58 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

This random guy came by and started signing stuff while we were waiting for Per... ;)

Cold November rain didn't stop Per and his band visiting Helsinki. Read our report here!

Per and his tour visit rainy Helsinki

HELSINKI - Per Gessle had brought his band to Helsinki, Finland, in the most miserable November weather you can imagine. The concert was originally planned to a larger arena in the neighbouring city of Espoo, but moved and re-scheduled to Kulttuuritalo (Culture House) in the capital.

Per's 60 for 60. #59 Min plats. (My Place) A recent song, from last year's album "En vacker natt," the album opener even. It was also featured as "There's a Place" on this year's "Small Town Talk." A cute little ditty, as Per would've described it. A happy song about one's happy place. The lyrics in English are actually quite similar to the Swedish ones. Maybe the Swedish lyrics are a bit more positive longing for that special place where you can rest and hide and love, while the English are more longing for something missing in life? Do you have a special place, what does it look like? #per60

Min plats

Per's 60 for 60. This is #59 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career."

Helena in Fading Like a Flower. Stockholm Waterfront.

Per's 60 for 60. #60 Rädd. (Afraid) Alright, here we go! We hope you are as excited as we are. Here's the first song which is from the self-titled album Per Gessle released in 1983. Some of you may have heard this story already. The rest of Gyllene Tider was drafted into the army, but Per having "psychological problems" managed to duck. Instead he recorded his first "adult" album. Per doesn't mention this song in his lyrics book so there's no backstory to it. But reading the lyrics it's a standard Per song about a couple having relationship problems: She took the phone/and called a number/to another voice/she was hoping would understand/Wanted to listen/wanted to know one minute/of a long long life... The poor couple is scared. Their lives are shaken to the core. Afraid to feel/afraid to doubt/afraid to live/afraid to die/afraid to listen/afraid to think/afraid to wake up/afraid to plant a seed Seemingly they don't know what to do anymore. Who sings this song together with Per? #per60


Per's 60 for 60. This is #60 of TDR's hand-picked list of songs from Per Gessle's career.

Small Town Talk in Linköping.

Yes, it's this time of the year! Expect us to be really DAILY again for the next couple of months. We're starting "Per Gessle's 60 for 60" tomorrow. It comes for free so why not visit us every day (much easier when you subscribe us by the way) and see which of Per's songs we like most and especially why. What do you think will be the Top 3? One thing I can tell: I was rather surprised, hmmmm... /K #per60 Per Gessle’s “60 for 60” #per60 It’s Per’s 60th birthday soon so we came up with a most splendid idea. You’ll love this. Again!

Helsinki check! It was great evening, a smallish and tough crowd but Per managed to win them over in the end! More to follow.

Concert starting soon in dark, cold and rainy Helsinki. Shine your light, Per!

Whatcha gonna tell your mother?

We certainly had fun in Linköping! Helsinki tonight!

SAAB Arena was conquered

LINKÖPING - It was a cold, dark and dreary night, outside. Inside was a totally different melody! Inside the SAAB Arena there was this little pop orchestra setting up shop.

One of our readers saw Moscow!

Per rocks Mockba

MOSCOW - The concert in Moscow took place in Crocus City Hall. It seems that musicians and organizers like the cooperation, since all Moscow concerts since 2011 are held here.

It's Xmas soon, here's our little Drummer Boy!

Because it's night here in the TDR headquarters, we switch off the lights and play a neat dance track for you. Totally unrelated to Roxette or similar projects of course. ;) /K

Mono Mind - I Found My Soul At Marvingate (Sofa Tunes Remix) (Official Music Video)

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What in the world can make you so blue?

Linköping, Sweden, was a blast! Around 2,300 in attendance, and everyone was jumping! More tomorrow. In this photo: the Professor, the guy from The Walking Dead and Some Other Dude.

We will, we will rock you!

Congrats to all the winners of the m&g. A HUGE thank you to Marie Dimberg for the excellent seats you arranged for our winners! <3


Timeline Photos

The winners have been drawn and announced!

The winners of the meet & greet contest

TDR presents, in cooperation with Live Nation and Dimberg Jernberg Management, a meet & greet with Per Gessle.

Small Town Talk, something someone who hasn't lived in a small town can really grasp. The gossip, the bs.

The Prof is in the house. The Prof was in middle school when Roxette recorded Crash!Boom!Bang!. Or so he says...