The Shanes: I Don’t Want Your Love (Sweden, 1965, Columbia, DB7601 UK release)
During the mid to late 60’s, the Shanes were one of the most popular bands in Sweden Shanes (the hailed from Tuolluvaara)
along with the Hep Stars, the Tages, and Ola & The Janglers landing a string of top ten hit singles. At the beginning of 1965, the Shanes got their big break when they toured all over Sweden, and were chased by hysterical fans.
In the Spring of 67, 4 members of the Shanes were drafted to the Swedish military. A year later, after their service, the Shanes found music to be a lot different. This lead to the breaking up of the Shanes.
They released one single in Britain on Columbia Records, the killer “I Don’t Want Your Love”, but it did not chart there.
Staffan Berggren (guitar/vocals), Tommy Wahlberg (guitar/vocals), Svante Elfgren (bass guitar), Tor-Erik Rautio (drummer), Lennart Grahn (vocals), Kit Sundqvist (electric organ/piano/vocals), Rolf Carvenius (various wind instruments)