Saturday, 27 December 2014

Fångad i en dröm - Björn Skifs

Björn Nils Olof Skifs  was born on April 20, 1947 in Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden. He formed his first musical group Slam Creepers in 1962. Slam Creepers split in 1969 and Skifs went on to form a new band, Blåblus, in 1972. As Blue Swede, the band had a number 1 hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1974 with a cover of 'Hooked on a feeling'. Björn Skifs left the band in 1976 to pursue a solo career. He recorded the duet 'Med varann' with Anni-Frid Lyngstad for his 1975 album 'Schiffz'. Skifs appeared as The Arbiter on the original studio album for Chess, released in 1984. Skifs also recorded several demos for the album, including 'One night in Bangkok', later performed by Murray Head.

In 1981 he represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Fångad i en dröm'. This was the second time that Björn Skifs had represented Sweden in the contest, having previously entered the contest for Sweden in 1978 with the song 'Det blir alltid värre framåt natten'. Like in 1978, Skifs was the last performer of the night. At the close of voting, the song ended up in 10th place in  a field of 20 competitors.

My collection: 7" single no. 5678
Found: Discogs.com, received December 9, 2014
Cost: 2 euro
Tracks: 'Fångad i en dröm' / 'Stackare, stackare'

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