Errol Norstedt Leonard, better known by the stage name Eddie Meduza, born on June 17 1948 in Ã–rgryte parish, Gothenburg, and died January 17, 2002 in NÃ¶bbele outside VÃ¤xjÃ¶.Â He was a Swedish composer, lyricist, musician, comedian, singer and multi-instrumentalist.Â Among the instruments Norstedt played guitar, bass guitar, saxophone, accordion and piano.Â His style and music has played a big role in Swedish greasers around the country, and here are ten facts you need to update your knowledge on a real legend!
10 Facts about Eddie Meduza You Donâ€™t Know
1. After moving toÂ AstorpÂ , Eddie sat and pondered a bit on hisÂ stage nameÂ .Â Should you be a rock star, you have to have a stage name, he thought.Â He chose to keep his initials and began to call themÂ Eddie Nowels.Â But one day, he sat and watched a nature program onÂ jellyfish, and in some solid base polypmaneters life cycle is a period in which they swimÂ freelyÂ in the water.Â Then they called for “medusa”.Â Errol had a brainwave and baptized immediately on toÂ Eddie MeduzaÂ .Â In other words, we have jellyfish to thank for that sounding stage name.
2. In theÂ 70sÂ he worked among others with groupsÂ Anders Norstedts OrchestraÂ and ZambandetÂ and also managed to get some other artists to record his songs on the album.Â 1975Â was the firstÂ ownÂ album, â€œErrolÂ “, which included the song “Â 13 yearsÂ “, which ended up on theÂ Swedish topÂ .
3. That same year,Â 1975, Cochran played his firstÂ cassetteÂ holder.Â It is impossible to get long, but the collection tray â€œGreatest HitsÂ ” contains at least the least bad sections.
4. 1978Â came the first single â€œPunk BastardsÂ “, with a 14-year-oldÂ John NorumÂ (Europe) on lead guitar, and the following year came the LP â€œEddie Meduza & the Roaring CadillacsÂ “.Â The plateÂ completely sawedÂ music journalists, especially by Expressionâ€™sÂ Mats Olsson.Â â€Punk Bastardsâ€ was, after all, a minorÂ hitÂ and was used in the war betweenÂ punksÂ andÂ Â greasersÂ .
5. After success onÂ this sideÂ of the cult classic â€œNo. 3 Part 1Â ” the record company wanted to have a bit more upsetting cassette of the songs for the next album.Â The result was â€œGaragetaperÂ ” as Eddie himself considers to be one of hisÂ worst platesÂ .Look atÂ Frank Zappa’sÂ “Â Joe’s GarageÂ ” and you’ll see the cover idea come from.
6. 1981Â came the big breakthrough with the album â€œthrottleâ€ which soldÂ goldÂ by a clear margin (at the time, gold was =Â 50 000Â copies sold).Â When â€œMore Vodkaâ€ was played on the radio resulted in aÂ notificationÂ toÂ the radio boardÂ .Â Plate drummer named incidentallyÂ BÃ¶rje LundinÂ .
7. Record contract withÂ CBSÂ expired and Eddie sat in aÂ golden situationÂ for success.Â The best offer came fromÂ Bert KarlssonÂ Mariann Records where Eddie Meduza later releasedÂ two albums.Â The first was â€œThe Jaevle Braa!Â “Whose cover shooting resulted in an amount similar to theÂ 90’sÂ was used as covers on several plates.
8. 1982Â went Eddie out on their firstÂ tour, which became a roaring success and the following year came the live album â€œThe fool Solve E,” where the last seconds is recordedÂ backwards.Â On the plate playsÂ John NorumÂ guitar.Â AfterÂ 1983, it became aÂ longÂ concert break for the rest of the 80’s.Â During the first tour, Eddie began to consume more alcohol, which also led to a conviction forÂ drunk driving.
9. The money had rolled in during successful years 81-83 were placed in a house inIngelstadÂ in SmÃ¥land where Eddie Meduza in an outbuilding built â€œStudio RonkaÂ ” withÂ 16 channelsÂ , and was finally able to get good sound quality on their heminspelningar.
10. Eddie was like so many other artistsÂ at loggerheadsÂ withÂ Bert KarlssonÂ and was in 1984Â backÂ on CBS.Â Bert’ve since received a number of tribute tracks, such as “Â Mr. Karlsson is a pigÂ ,” “Â Studio Cleaners BÃ¶rje LundinÂ ” and even “Â Bert Karlsson BluesÂ “.The plate “Â West A Fool AwayÂ ” madeÂ headlinesÂ when it was withdrawn after justÂ one weekÂ and one songÂ was replacedÂ , but even so, there was no major sales success.