Danish mid 70's pop/rock band with teenage-appeal and lyrics in Danish. The band was formed in 1974 by songwriters & and bass player , who were members of the English-singning rock/pop band and transformed it into .
The first line-up was completed with then 17-year old wonderkid on drums, , who in 1974 played with in the latin fusion group . It is a widely known 'secret' in the Danish music industry that is the (uncredited) drummer on the first Tyggegummibanden-album, [r=5733110] However he left the band after the recordings were done, and thus the drummer whose image is featured on the back cover, didn't join the band until after the recordings. On all subsequent releases the drummer was . He joined the band right after the first album together with Michael Bruun, who also came from . Side note: Bruun and Sivertsen knew each other from another project they had with , which in 1976 materialized as the jazz-rock fusion group Heavy Joker.
On the second album [m=1107002] in 1975, the band was shortly joined by , who replaced Bødtcher on that release only. At the same time Tyggegummibanden changed... Read More|
... style to do cover-versions of rock standards with 'funny' lyrics, just like their competitors, . However the band changed style once more and played own compositions again on the third album [r=1973005] in 1977. At the 1977-release the group also changed its name to "Banden" to get rid of the teenage-image, but after protests from a theater group also called "Banden", the band changed its bandname back to Tyggegummibanden. One year after the third album, Tyggegummibanden disbanded in 1978.
The two incoming band members after the first album, Michael Bruun and Jan Sivertsen, later became important musicians as members of Tøsedrengene and Ray Dee Ohh, and both made rich contributions to the "golden age" of Danish rock-pop music in the 80's and 90's: Michael Bruun became a central figure as star producer of many popular Scandinavian artists, and Jan Sivertsen played with and and also produced several high-profiled pop albums in the 2000's.