TOBBEN OG ERO - GITTER OG STAS (1973)
Tobben & Ero was a Norwegian song duo from Tromsø and consisted of Torbjørn Willassen and Jan Ero Olsen. They are often referred to as Norway's answer to Simon & Garfunkel. The duo searched for old masters to find lyrics they could add melodies to, and created music history with a bunch of records that are all considered to be Norwegian classics. Tobben and Ero wanted, like The Pussycats, to become pop stars in Sweden and traveled to Stockholm in 1969. Coincidentally, they were backed by Elton John on Swedish television and that Cornelis Vreeswijk became one of their big fans. They debuted with the album Fordums fruter, friske frø in 1972, an album that has already been out on CD, but the sequel Gitter og stas from 1973 can now be released for the first time.