11 Responses to “HOFNER:”

  1. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Looks like “Drop In” 30 October 1963. Would I be right, “since 1963”?

  2. Kwai Chang says:

    He looks very “fresh”…
    I bet his Grandfather is really clean!

  3. Since 1963 says:

    Yes, Car, it is. It’s actually cropped from a picture in which Sweden’s then sex-symbol and singer, Lill-Babs, is smooching with the boys. At that time she was a much bigger star in Sweden, and the guys actually got her autograph. :)

  4. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    I know her, since 1963 – she does Swedish version version of “It’s My Party” on Drop In. That’s her right?

  5. Since 1963 says:

    Yes, that is she. She was a “right little raver” as the boys would have said. :)

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  7. Kwai Chang says:

    …the fun will never end(if you want it)!
    “Hey, watch me pull some Beatles Fun Facts out of my hat”
    (what? that trick never works)
    On the first try…A Car is pulled from the hat…
    “Whoa, now…I guess I don’t know my own strength”
    Second attempt…a horse is pulled from the hat…
    “and, look…nothin’ up my sleeve”
    but, where are the Beatle facts?
    “I can’t reveal everything to you, but the facts are here in the hat and if you require proof I will pull A Room And A Room And A Room from the hat…OR…you can watch that horse dance the waltz…his name is henry”

    (I can’t believe that trick finally worked)
    So, anyway, about the sex-symbol…she sings…she kiss Beatles…and she can turn into pure iron when she wants to feel your magnetism. This time, she’s chosen the married one to ‘click’ with. Perhaps, it’s her moniker we should take note of. Does Lill-Babs actually mean ‘big-boobs’ in some magnetized dialectic translation? If so, let’s call the show Drop-On…
    She needs us…just look at her band.
    (I think I see a Hofner way back there…ugh!)

  8. Kwai Chang says:

    My last comment was regarding the uncropped version of the picture @ the link given by Michael…
    (Thank you…very nice)

  9. Since 1963 says:

    Here is the performance. The sound technicians was at that time not used to more than one lead singer so the mike was therefor mainly on John, making it difficult to hear harmonies. God I was so little at the time, but this performance and the following 45 we got changed my life (All My Loving-I Saw Her Standing Ther, still have it w. pic. sleeve. No it’s not for sale)


  10. philalban7 says:

    Here’s Lil-Babs performing Leva Livet (Swedish version of It’s My Party) from the same show. Beatles backline in view.


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