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Blue Swede Biography
Blue Swede was a Swedish pop/rock band from the early to mid-70s that succeeded with a few singles that covered other artists’ material, played in a deliberately ‘kitsch’ and ‘novelty’ sound. The band was originally called “Blåblus” (Swedish for “blue denim shirt”) and featured vocalist Björn Skifs of the band Slam Creepers singing the lead vocals. The band got their international break-through in 1974 with their cover of the 1969 B. J. Thomas ballad “Hooked on a Feeling” as adapted by British pop eccentric Jonathan King.