Bo Hansson
by Ronald P. Kane & Mark J. Moerman

Swedish keyboard ace Bo Hansson, best known for his 1972 album of music inspired by Lord of the Rings, is believed to have begun his music career in the late 60ís as part of the duo Hansson & Karlsson, a keyboard player and a drummer. Their major claim to fame was that Jimi Hendrix had seen and liked them when he visited Sweden in the 60s, and he even covered one of their songs, "Tax Free."

Hansson has always been something of a recluse, and little is known about him or of his activities after his Charisma period.


Hansson & Karlsson Discography

GOLD

KARUSSE SWE

2468 009

LP

1969

MAN AT THE MOON

POLYDOR UK

583 564

LP

1969

MONUMENT

POLYDOR SWE

LPHM 46 260

LP

1967

Select non-Charisma Bo Hansson Discography

MAGICIAN'S HAT

RESOURCE

RESCD 509

CD

1972

MELLANVASEN ("Attic Thoughts")

SILENCE SW

SRS 4625

LP

1975

SAGAN OM RINGEN ("Lord Of The Rings")

SILENCE SW

SRS 4600

LP

1970

UR TROLLKARLENS HATT ("Magicianís Hat")

SILENCE SW

SRS 4615

LP

1972

MUSIC INSPIRED BY WATERSHIP DOWN

SIRE US

SRK 6044

LP

1977

LORD OF THE RINGS

UNIVERSE

CDSP 8915

CD

1988

EL-AHRAIRAH ("Watership Down")

YTF SWEDEN

YTF 50350

LP

1977

There is at least one more Hansson & Karlsson LP.

©2004 Mark J. Moerman. This information may not be reposted without permission and proper acknowledgement.