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Gyllene Tider



  ★ Latest news

Gyllene is the band that ceased to exist in 1985, but has since been on three monster tours of their native Sweden, and released two full albums, among other things. Gyllene is on a hiatus from 2013.

  ★ Biography

Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop group. The name Gyllene Tider translates as “Golden age(s)”, alluding to Mott the Hoople’s song “The Golden Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Few Scandinavians would not recognize the band’s most famous song “Sommartider”, often played on the radio during late spring and early summer. The band is well known for its catchy choruses and light-weight lyrics about summer, teenage love and life in a small town in Sweden.

In 1976, Per Gessle met Mats Persson, a member of the band Audiovisuellt Angrepp, forming the duo Grape Rock. Later Micke Andersson, Anders Herrlin and Göran Fritzon joined and the quintet was born. The group’s name was changed to Gyllene Tider. In the following year, the band had become local celebrities in Halmstad for their Christmas concerts. Taking advantage of this they released their quite rare vinyl EP, Billy, selling about 900 copies. In 1980, the LP Gyllene Tider was released, becoming a huge success in Sweden. “Flickorna på TV2” (“The Girls on TV2”) was the album’s biggest hit.

The second album, released in 1981 under the name Moderna Tider (Modern Times), also enjoyed huge success, and was followed by a national tour. The following year Puls (Pulse) was released, with the hits “Sommartider” (“Summer Times”) and “Flickan i en Cole-Porter-sång” (“The Girl in a Cole Porter Song”).

The group tried to break through to the American market in 1984 with the album Heartland (a six track mini version of the album The Heartland Café released in Sweden) under the name “Roxette”; however, the album flopped, selling only about 8,000 copies. The name Roxette was later used by Per Gessle to name his successful collaboration with Marie Fredriksson. In 1985 Gyllene Tider officially broke up.

In the following years, however, a few Greatest hits albums were released and a number of reunions took place, in particular the immensely popular Återtåget tour of 1996. In 2004 the band celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary with the first new album in 20 years and a big summer tour in July and August. The tour, called GT25, was a huge success, being the biggest tour in Scandinavia ever and the second largest of all time in the whole of Europe, gathering large crowds all over Sweden. When they performed at Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg on August 7, 2004 during the GT25, 58,984 fans watched the concert live, breaking the record set by Bruce Springsteen, and the performance was later broadcast on TV4.

Gyllene Tider reunited again on August 14, 2010, as a surprise encore during Roxette’s concert in Halmstad, both bands’ hometown. They performed a three-song set, featuring the songs “Juni, juli, augusti”, “Sommartider”, and “När alla vännerna gått hem”, with Marie Fredriksson and the rest of the Roxette band joining them on stage for the last number. In January 2013, the group announced a new album and summer tour in Sweden, both called Dags att tänka på refrängen. The album was released in spring, the 19-show tour started on July 5, 2013 in Halmstad and ended August 10 in Eskilstuna. They were joined on the tour by singer Linnea Henriksson.

  ★ Recent releases

Dags att tänka på konserten (DVD), the latest studio album was Dags att tänka på refrängen in 2013

Gyllene Tider

Dags att tänka på konserten – Live Sommaren 2013
Gyllene Tider

Dags att tänka på refrängen (LP)
  ★ Tours and concerts

Nothing on the live horizon at the moment.

  ★ Important links
  ★ Most recent news


Per goes from Roxette to Gyllene in a heartbeat?

Today in 2013 Gyllene Tider started their monumental tour “GT2013 – Dags att tänka på refrängen.” 19 gigs all over Sweden which blew away the rest of that summer’s competition.

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The Ultimate Roxette & Gyllene Tider Xmas article 2013

2013 has been a great year for everyone involved in Roxette and Gyllene Tider with a summer tour and a lot of books, CDs and now even BDs having been released. Now it’s time to settle down for a while and see how all these fine people who have brought you so much joy are […]

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And the winners are…

In The Daily Roxette’s Xmas contest we have now randomly selected three winners who will receive the new book about Gyllene Tider – “Alla tiders Gyllene Tider” by Anders Roos and Jan-Owe Wikström. The prizes have been kindly donated by Roos & Tegnér. We are most grateful! So, the question was “what is regarded as […]

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Where to release a book about Gyllene Tider? In Halmstad, of course!

Well, now that you think that this year is almost over, you’ve seen plenty of Gyllene Tider concerts and everyone is preparing for the holidays. Still there is a reason to come back to Halmstad/Sweden just two weeks before X-mas: a book release party. It may have occured to the regular reader of this magazine […]

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Alla tiders Gyllene Tider – a review

The brand new book about “the band that doesn’t exist” is very nice, even from an non-fan point of view. The photos in it are nothing less than spectacular! And while the book is full of photos, there are still approximately 19,850 left in Anders’ camera… Food for thought.The original title of the book was […]

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What’s to come? A Roxette & related recap…

BERLIN – Blowing the dust off… (and for you guys who don’t hang on Facebook) Well, as you know there is this Christmas season approaching again as usual and so you’re gonna need some gifts. Let’s see… Roxette “Roxette Live Travelling The World” release date: December 6, 2013 format: BD & CD and DVD & […]

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The winner of TDR’s photo contest is…

The Daily Roxette, in cooperation with Anders Sällström, sponsored a photo contest during Gyllene Tider’s successful summer tour. The task was to capture   the energy of the concert tour or some other aspect of being a fan. Many interesting photos arrived from everywhere and picking a winner was difficult. An exclusive photo taken by […]

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Last day: Win an amazing piece of Gyllene Tider memorabilia!

You can be the owner of an amazing piece of original Gyllene Tider art! We’re sponsoring a contest and the prize is a spectacular photo taken by long-time Gyllene Tider photographer Anders Sällström. Shot at Penny Lane in Halmstad in 1995 when Gyllene performed at the release party for Halmstads Pärlor, the photograph is part […]

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The Man, the Myth, the MP

GÄVLE – 8,600 souls came to Gasklockorna in Gävle last night – a night with perfect concert weather. The concert itself was basically identical to the one in Stockholm a few days earlier, only of course outdoors. The differences were that the audience seemed a bit older, and not as intoxicated as in Stockholm, so […]

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Gyllene sweeps Tele2 arena off its feet

STOCKHOLM – Gig 13 out of 19 of the very, very successful Dags att tänka på refrängen – Live 2013 tour. The first gig Gyllene performs indoors in 24 years… Good or bad? Well, the show is pure awesomeness, it needs not to be described any further. However, it doesn’t really change, no matter what […]

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Face to face: Per lets loose with TDR in Karlstad

KARLSTAD – It’s Friday evening, just an hour before the Gyllene Tider concert in Karlstad, Sweden begins. Kai-Uwe Heinze and Justyna Bereza of The Daily Roxette are meeting up with Per in his wardrobe container (yes). There is a red couch, plenty of questions and Live Nation’s media consultant with a stop watch. We get ten […]

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Picking up good vibrations, Karlstad gig gave us excitations!

KARLSTAD – The Daily Roxette team consisting of me and Kai-Uwe Heinze was in Karlstad to share their reflexions of the 8th Gyllene Tider concert. The story’s below. I hope you’ll enjoy it! Standing up early with the sun shining brightly through the window in my hotel room. Golden reflexions on the wall tell me […]

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Gyllene Tider well linked with the audience in Linköping

LINKÖPING – How would you imagine a typical great Swedish summer day? Sun, yes. A small town with lots of young people. Warm air. People with picnic baskets on the green grass near a river. Relaxing. Listening to some good music. You know, Swedish summer tunes such as…. “Sommartider, hej hej!”. Yep, welcome to the […]

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Malmö plays a summer game with Gyllene Tider

MALMÖ – Smaller crowd at Malmö stadium, about 1/3 of Ullevi, but the band was just as good as in Gothenburg – if not better. They seemed more relaxed, talking to and joking around with the audience a bit more. Micke Syd even messed up the first line of “Min tjej och jag” because he […]

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Ullevi 9 years later – Gyllene rocks it again

GOTHENBURG – The new Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg proved to be yet another milestone for GT this year. Although ‘only’ 42,223 people attended the concert this time and GT did not break their own attendance record from 2004 when no less than 58,977 enthusiastic fans gathered together to re-live the golden times, the atmosphere was […]

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Gyllene Tider opens before 20,000 in Halmstad

HALMSTAD – Shortly after 9 Gyllene Tider entered the stage at “Marknadsplatsen” in Halmstad. Marknadsplatsen is not the best place to have concerts, but what do you do? The show started with an animated intro narrated by very-full-of-themselves-known-from-Swedish TV Fredrik & Filip. They are big Gyllene fans. I am not a F&F fan. Roughly 20,000 […]

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If you happen to be in Halmstad this summer, see Absolut Sällström

HALMSTAD – The absolutely biggest exhibit in Halmstad this year! Rock photos from 1988 – 2013. Domestic and international artists shot under 20 years have been put together in a collection of more than 120 photos shown at Bendt Bil from Aug 3 to September 1. Many sweet photographs of Yngwie Malmsteen, The Husbands, Iggy […]

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Gyllene Tider kicks butt in Halmstad

HALMSTAD – Gyllene Tider entered the stage at Leif’s Lounge in Halmstad yesterday evening around 9.25pm for a “secret” gig that’s become a tradition. Before a full club Gyllene performed 17 songs, among those the old “Arabiska nätter” which hasn’t been performed since March or April 1980, the band couldn’t remember… It was a great […]

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Gyllene #1 in Sweden

Gyllene Tider’s latest album Dags att tänka på refrängen heads straight into #1 on the Swedish album chart. That’s not even close to surprising. What is surprising though, is that Streaplers shoots into #2… Both albums kick down Håkan Hellström, Swedish media’s darling. Dags att tänka på refrängen sold 10 times more than Streapler’s album […]

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“Dags att tänka på refrängen” – the review

So, here we are again.  The TDR team meets in the ‘Virtual-Record-Review-Room’ to review the latest album from Gyllene Tider.  This time Thomas, Kai, Paul & Colin discuss the album.  Find out their thoughts below… Thomas: What strikes me is that this album sounds like it was been recorded in between Gyllene Tider (1980) and […]

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Gyllene concert moved to Ullevi

GOTHENBURG – Gyllene Tider’s concert in Gothenburg July 12 has, not unexpectedly, been moved to Ullevi. Ullevi is the stadium where they played before 59,000 people in 2004. At a very weird press conference on TV today Gyllene were asked if they were playing Ullevi again, to which they responded “Yes.” and after that there […]

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“Man blir yr” video premieres on Aftonbladet

Aftonbladet TV has released the video for Gyllene Tider’s latest single, “Man blir yr”:

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Swedish press likes Dags att tänka på refrängen

STOCKHOLM – Apparently there has been a press day as both Aftonbladet and Expressen have articles today about Gyllene Tider’s forthcoming album Dags att tänka på refrängen. Jens Peterson and Anders Nunstedt respectively only have good things to say about it! And for you who weren’t fortunate enough to hear the snippets on Amazon.de this […]

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Pimp your desktop

Get your brand-spanking fresh new hi-def Gyllene Tider desktop background here! Courtesy of Per. (Thanx mate!)

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