Monday, March 17, 2008

ABBA Drummer Killed in Bizarre Accident

Damn:

Police investigating the death of Ola Brunkert, 61, believe he may have fallen through a glass door in his kitchen wounding his neck on a shard of glass.


Ola, Ola:

Ola Brunkert had been a jazz drummer, also being a member of the blues band Slim's Blues Gang, before joining pop group Science Poption in the mid-1960s. Then, through working with guitarist Janne Schaffer in the jazz-pop group Opus III later in the decade, he started getting work as a session musician from 1970 onwards.

Ola's first known ABBA-related session was also the group's very first single, People Need Love. Together with bass player Rutger Gunnarsson, Ola is probably the only musician to appear on all ABBA albums - he was one of the most frequently used Swedish sessions musicians during the 1970s. Ola also toured with ABBA in 1977, 1979, and 1980
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Oh wow. Brunkert's '60s band, Science Poption. (Just one short clip, unfortunately.)

And Brunkert playing with what must be a Swedish superstar, Totte Wallin.



RIP, Ola Brunkert.


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1 comment:

thepoetryman said...

That is a sad story...