Monday, March 17, 2008

ABBA Drummer Killed in Bizarre Accident


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

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.


1 comment:

thepoetryman said...

That is a sad story...