64-65: A gifted young guitarist named Bengt 'Bengan' Blomgren (b. 1948) is found playing it up with the Fanes pop group, doing cover stuff by Kinks & Pretty Things etc.
Later on the group transforms into Maybee and includes on bass the future jazz player and composer Kjell Jansson and forthcoming Totta stalwart Bernt Andersson (ex-Moody Types - his first band) on keyboards. And then:
67-70: The years of Gin House Bluesband (Bengt Blomgren gtr + Bernt Andersson vo, keys, harp + Kjell Jansson bs + Gunnar Pettersson dr). A milestone band. They make a five track studio recording, but unfortunately nothing is issued. What a shame!Bengan elaborates: "This band was a free mixture of Chicago blues (in the Junior Wells & Buddy Guy 'Messing With The Kid' manner) and British blues (kinda Spencer Davis, some free stuff ā la Cream - but with a keyboard of course). Spaced out - not blues by the book. Some Booker T-ish organ instrumental as well. Bernt played some harmonica, too.
70 or 71: Sacrifice, a shortlived powertrio with Bengt Blomgren gtr, Kjell Jansson bs and Christer Öhman vocals and drums. Original material by Christer. Anybody got a tape?Bengan says: "Sacrifice sounded like "Nirvana meets The Cream"!