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Radio interview with Per Gessle about Marie Fredriksson – ”I’ve always thought she is a sister to me, it has always been so.”

Studio Ett on Swedish radio did an interview with Per Gessle after last night’s ”En kväll för Marie Fredriksson” event at Stora Teatern in Göteborg. You can judge by Per’s voice and reactions that he is still very much under the effect of what happened. Both last night and on 9th December. It was the ... Read more

Per Gessle’s surprise release on his birthday

Per decided to keep the tradition of releasing something special on his birthday. Last year it was the first Mono Mind album, Mind Control, this year it is the demos to Gyllene Tider’s last album, Samma skrot och korn. Better said, not all the demos, since Vanliga saker is missing, but there is a demo ... Read more

SVT’s tribute event for Marie Fredriksson

According to the press release, friends and members of Sweden’s artist elite gather at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg on 20th January to celebrate Marie Fredriksson’s fantastic music act in connection with her passing away on 9th December 2019. The event, En kväll för Marie Fredriksson, features songs from Marie’s and Roxette’s song catalogue under the ... Read more

CONTEST – Win a signed Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng book!

Anders Roos, photographer and publisher of the Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng book was kind enough to offer us 1 copy for a contest. RoxBlog added another one, so now 2 books can be won. HERE you could already read our review, from which you can see it’s worth having this book written ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 Live – New Year’s Eve on Swedish radio P4

On New Year’s Eve, Swedish radio P4 broadcast Gyllene Tider’s Ullevi concert recorded on 3rd August 2019 on the guys’ 40th anniversary tour. A pre-recorded studio talk with Per and Anders, as well as Sven Lindström was also on air. In the beginning of the program Sven tells it was Per and MP who started ... Read more

Per Gessle on Top 2000 in the Netherlands

There was a short interview with Per today about The Look on Top 2000 (Dutch music program). The program is available in the Netherlands only, but hopefully, they will soon upload it to their YouTube channel as well. The interview was done on 19th November at Baggpipe Studios (the old EMI studio) in Stockholm. Per ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – avskedsturnén documentary on TV4

During the tour we could already sense there would be a GT40 documentary later because of the filmings at each concert and with more cameras out at Ullevi and in Kalmar. Gyllene Tider – avskedsturnén (Gyllene Tider – the farewell tour) premiered on TV4 on 26th December. The story about a pop band that conquered ... Read more

Gyllene Tider 2.019 – en sista refräng

When earlier this year, months before the GT40 tour it turned out that there would be a book about Gyllene Tider written by Jan-Owe Wikström and photographed by Anders Roos, I knew the end result would be fab. This duo created another wonderful book, Alla tiders Gyllene Tider 6 years ago, but not only that. ... Read more

Det svenska popundret – The Swedish Pop Phenomenon

2 months ago SVT broadcast a documentary about modern Swedish music’s journey around the world. I just had the time now to watch it and since many fans asked for translation, I thought I would summarize it for them. The part with Roxette in it has a more detailed summary, of course. The documentary consists ... Read more

”How can you be prepared when you lose a family member?” – Kirsten Ohlwein on Marie Fredriksson

Last time we shared Kirsten’s thoughts here was January this year. The title was 1001 nights without Marie referring to the time that had passed by since 18th April 2016 until then. Kirsten finished her writing with these words: To the next 1000 days! P.S.: In case something interesting comes up, don’t be surprised if ... Read more

Marie Fredriksson has died

We are very sad to share this press note from Marie’s management with you. All our love to Marie’s husband and children as well as her beloved ones. Marie Fredriksson of Roxette has died It is with great sadness we have to announce that Marie Fredriksson of Roxette has passed away in the morning of December ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – Detektiv is out!

Gyllene Tider’s last surprise in their 40th anniversary year is to release a limited edition 7″ vinyl single in 500 copies on 6th December! Their new song, Detektiv is going to be on side A and 2, so far unreleased song versions, Tuff tuff tuff (som ett lokomotiv) and Du måste verkligen skämta will appear ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 Hits! Made in Halmstad

As we probably all expected, Gyllene Tider will release a greatest hits album in a few weeks. To make it more exciting, the guys decided to add 2 songs they never released before. One of them is Filmen om ditt liv, which is from the recordings of Finn 5 fel! and Detektiv, which is a ... Read more

Per Gessle nominated as Hallandian of The Year!

It’s the first time that Halland Marketing Association (Marknadsförening i Halland, MiH) in cooperation with Hallandsposten and Hallands Nyheter will award a prize to Hallandian of The Year. To receive the prize, the recipient must have done good publicity for Halland county and worked publicly for the county’s best. There are 6 nominees who were ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – PLECtionary update

It’s nice to update the PLECtionary each year, because that means there is a tour each year. This time it was Gyllene Tider’s farewell tour that provided us with some additional guitar picks. Per shared a picture of his new set of 7 GT40 plectrums mid June and then we could start working out our ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 LIVE! is out!

Gyllene Tider’s farewell tour is now out on all streaming platforms! Listen to it on Spotify, iTunes or Deezer! After a week delay vs. the originally planned date, GT40 LIVE! is released digitally and on CD on 1st November. We still have to wait a bit for the double LP (out on 22nd November), but ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 LIVE!

Gyllene Tider will release a live recording of their farewell tour on CD and double LP. The CD is out on 25th October, the LP is out a month later, on 29th November. Tracklist Skicka ett vykort, älskling Juni, juli, augusti Det hjärta som brinner (Hon vill ha) Puls Vandrar i ett sommarregn Flickan i ... Read more

Gyllene Tider’s Sommartider is the best Swedish summer hit

As we already informed you in May, Gyllene Tider was to be on a Swedish TV program, Sveriges Bästa. It was broadcast last night on TV4. Title of the show was ”Sveriges Bästa sommarplåga” (Sweden’s best summer hit). The recordings took place on 22nd May and it was Per, Anders and Micke from the band ... Read more

Gyllene Tider at the roof of the Opera in Oslo

Mid May it was announced that Gyllene Tider would be one of the performers at an event organized by OBOS, Norwegian housing construction group. The association organized the event at the roof of the Opera in Oslo for the fourth time this year and all revenues go to child and youth care. The venue seemed ... Read more

Tusen tack för allt, Gyllene Tider! – thanx from the fans

19 concerts all around Sweden, taking a turn to Norway for 2 shows, 28 different songs played live, 7 most talented and fantastic musicians giving their 120% energy night after night on stage, 254 233 fans of all ages saying goodbye to one of Sweden’s best, if not THE BEST bands ever on their 40th ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Halmstad – 10th August 2019 – #19

Who would have thought that the tour will come to an end so fast? Last night we had the most emotional closing gig one can imagine! 19 shows in 17 towns in 2 countries, 28 different songs performed live by  7 most amazing and most energetic musicians accompanied by sing-along crowds! That was one hell ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Fredrikstad – 9th August 2019 – #18

Originally, Fredrikstad would have been the closing gig on the GT40 tour, even if no one believed Gyllene Tider should end their 40-year-long career in Norway. The concert was sold out quite fast, so it had to be moved to a bigger venue and yes, that got sold out soon too. 10000 people got hold ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Trondheim – 8th August 2019 – #17

After 1 day off, the band travelled to Norway, actually almost to the end of the world, Trondheim. The weather forecast said it would be raining all day, so we got prepared for a poncho party, but fortunately, the forecast changed every hour and in the end, believe it or not, the rain started falling ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Ronneby – 6th August 2019 – #16

I remember when on 19th July a few other fans and me were already at the venue in Ronneby and had been waiting for the GT show that night. At a moment I checked my e-mails and couldn’t believe my eyes. The concert got delayed because of Per’s sickness. I read up the mail and ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Kalmar – 5th August 2019 – #15

Kalmar was one of the 2 gigs that had been delayed due to Per’s sickness at the end of July. According to the articles published after the delay was announced, there were almost 15000 people who bought ticket for the Kalmar gig. The original date was a Saturday, the new date became a Monday, so ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Gothenburg – 3rd August 2019 – #14

Last night it was the third time Gyllene Tider played Ullevi. First time it was in 2004 when 58980 people went to see them, second time was in 2013 with 42223 people in the crowd. In 2019 the show was originally planned to be held at Slottskogsvallen, but right after the tickets went on sale ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Eskilstuna – 2nd August 2019 – #13

Another day, another show with 12000 people in the crowd. And hey, what a crowd! I can tell it was the loudest so far. Eskilstuna just got on my Top3 list! It was sunny all day, but at around 7 pm it got windy and the rain started to fall. We couldn’t believe it… But ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Karlstad – 31st July 2019 – #12

Karlstad became Gyllene Tider’s 10th sold out show on tour! 12000 people came to see the Golden Gang in Mariebergsskogen. When the gig started, I went live on our Facebook page, so HERE you can watch a video of how the guys and girls hit the stage. Starting with the Pink Panther Theme intro and ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Lysekil – 17th July 2019 – #8

Gosh! Was it already the 8th show??? Pinneviken in Lysekil is a beautiful venue, surrounded by Swedish west coast rocks. Many decided to watch the concert from the side, so after entering, they climbed up the rocks and sat down there. The security teams are usually very nice and kind in Sweden and we only ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Uppsala – 15th July 2019 – #7

After a day off, Gyllene Tider feat. Dea Norberg and Malin-My Wall visited Uppsala for yet another sold-out show. The venue was the city’s botanical garden, just like 2 years ago on Per’s tour, where Micke Syd appeared as a guest star during Sommartider. Last night’s gig was so sold out (8-9000 people) that some ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Linköping – 13th July 2019 – #6

After the best-so-far gig in Skövde, Gyllene Tider continued their farewell tour in Linköping without a day off. There was great open-air concert weather in town, so we couldn’t complain. The guys and girls did a live soundcheck at appr. 16:30 and those who had been waiting outside the venue could be happy to hear ... Read more

Gyllene Tider – GT40 – Skövde – 12th July 2019 – #5

The guys and girls had a day off after Helsingborg and the tour continued last night in Skövde. On our way to the venue, entering the town, we saw a huge digital screen that promoted different concerts, Gyllene Tider among them. It might sound stupid that I always mention what the weather was like before ... Read more