Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sir Henry - H2O (1968) Denmark

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Sir Henry and his Butlers was a Danish rock/popgroup which was formed during the summer of 1964 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The group is mostly known for its two front figures Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl and especially Tommy Seebach and also the song Let' Go. Characteristic for the group has been Ole Bredahl as organiser, whereas the rest of the ensemble of Sir Henry and his Butlers have been changed many times since the creation of the group.The band is a continuation of another band called Five Danes which was desolved in the spring of 1964. In the beginning, this new band consisted of Ole "Sir Henry" Bredahl (vocals, bass), Carsten Elgstrøm (guitar) together with Leif Davidsen (drums). As a trio they participated in a The Danish Beatles competition in Holte Hallen in April of 1964. Shortly thereafter the band was expanded with Poul Petersen (guitar) and Leif Davidsen was replaced with Jens Bøgvad, former the Flintones. The group became popular around the Copenhagen music venues, in particular at Bakkens Place Pigalle where they played as house orchestra. This was a result of their single debut Hi-Heel Sneakers/Sick and Tired from 1964. During the autumn of the same year the band got there breakthrough with the release of their second single Let's Go. The single became a hit, not only in Denmark, but also in Sweden and Norway and the sale of the single exceeded 50,000 copies.------->  ...Read more...
Sir Henry - Lp H2O
(Sir Henry & His Butlers )
01 - Monkey's In Wood
02 - Poor Bobby
03 - Do It Again
04 - Teddy Bear
05 - Love
06 - Patricia The Stripper
07 - When A Day Has Gone
08 - Pimp
09 - Everybody Knows A Place
10 - Promised Me
11 - Mr. Brown's Friend
12 - Naughty Girl
13 - Cosmorama
14 - How To Succeed In Business


15 - Camp
16 - Pretty Style
17 - Mr. Joyful
18 - Sweet Dreams Of You
In January 1965 Sir Henry and his Butlers expanded the band with Tommy Seebach (organ, vocals), who at the time was only 15 years old. He would become very popular and together with Ole Bredahl they made up the front figures of the band. The same year the band changed record label to EMI and achieved a number of hits among other: Times Are Getting Hard, Beautiful Brown Eyes and Marianne which were all released in 1966. During the autumn of 1967 the single Camp was released and became an international hit, especially in the Netherlands and Belgium. The song was an instrumental track where the main instrument was a comb. During the years after Tommy Seebach joined the group the band changed its style. Originally their music was replicas of English beat music but this changed to a more original pop sound with songs that was composed by the members of the band themselves, primarily Ole Bredahl and Tommy Seebach. This new musical style ended up becoming an LP which was released in 1968 with the name H2O. In 1970 the bands name was shorten to Sir Henry. Two years later, Ole Steen Nielsen was replaced by Claus Asmussen, former The Noblemen and later Shu-Bi-Dua. This constellation recorded and released the 10 year anniversary album "Listen" in 1973.
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