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OVE STRIDH

Born 1958 in Mörsil, Jämtland, Sweden, were I still live.
I am married and have a daughter, whom I try to raise in the true spirit, wich means I took her to some Stonesconcerts.
Earlier in my life I used to work in construction, but I made careerchange in 1988, and I now work as a programmer doing cobolcode for one
 of Sweden biggest insurancecompanies.
Music was an early influence in my life. as early as the age of 6, I got totally lost in music, I saw
The Beatles on TV, and I used to run around singin "She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!"
I spent almost every saturday listening to the TopTen on the radio, and there was always something I liked, but it took a
couple of year before I got stuck on the Stones.
A memory from back then is a poster I had on my wall with the Stones in their vests!
Another memory from that time is a buddy of mine, and me, were playing with toycars, we could be around 10 years old, ca 1968,
 and my buddy had all these singles. And I forced him to play "As Tears Go By", wich I thought was the best thing I ever heard!
From that time and onwards, the Stones has always been a part of my life, but it was´nt until ca 1972 that I bought my first
Stonesrecord...and it was Sticky Fingers, wich I till this day still think is the best studioalbum the Stones ever did.


My collecting, altough never really serious, started 1976 when I started working and had money of my own to spend on records,
mostly bootlegs (wich I had recently discovered!).
During a few years from that time, on every party we would play those bootlegs  at earshattering volume, dreaming of seeing the Stones live.
It should have become a reality in the form of Knebworth 1976, but familybusiness got in the way...
I have visited the Knebworthfestival two times, 1975, when I saw Pink Floyd, and 1979 to see The New Barbarians,
 but they cancelled, so I had to settle for Led Zeppelin.
The dream finally came true in Gothenburg 1982, and since then more dreams came true, among them seeing a clubgig.

The first thing I learned on guitar was the riff from Satisfaction on one string.
More than 40 years have passed since then and I've unfortunately not learned any more.....
 



2 Vikings and a Stone!
 

      The concerts I have seen so far are:

                      Gothenburg- Ullevi Stadium           june 19 1982                       
Gothenburg- Ullevi Stadium           june 20 1982
Manchester- Maine Road                july  20 1990
     Gothenburg- Eriksberg                   august  3   1990
     Gothenburg- Eriksberg                   august  4   1990
    Stockholm - Stadion                        june     3   1995
    Gothenburg- Ullevi Stadium           july       31 1998
        Stockholm - Globe Arena               september 8 1998
Stockholm -Stadion                         july 18  2003
Stockholm -Globe Arena                july 20  2003
Stockholm - Cirkus                          july 22  2003
     New York - MSG                               January 18 2006
     New York - MSG                               January 20 2006
        Bergen - Koengen                            september 1 2006
      Horsens                                             september 3 200
Gothenburg, Ullevi,                         august 3 2007
Copenhagen, Parken,                     august 5 2007

   London, O2 Arena                            august 21 2007
   London, O2 Arena,                           august 23 2007
   London, O2 Arena,                           august 26 2007

STONESMERITS

I met the best guitarplayer in the world twice, Mick TaylorStanding by the catwalk at Stockholm Stadion 2003, I got to shake hands with Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Daryl.
At Eriksberg 1990, I was hit by one of Charlies drumsticks, it hit my hand, but as I was taking pictures I did´nt get what just happened until a "riot" broke on the ground. One happy, smiling guy refused to sell it to me......
I got a pick at the Globe Arena 2003
I got a genuine golddisc that the other NSV members would really like to have :)
During the b-stagesongs at  Ullevi 1998 concert someone (no names) said he was willing to pay a million for a shot of whisky. So i took my small bottle of Talisker and offered him. I have not seen any money yet, but I bet he is saving up
As I said earlier, I never taken my collecting really serious, but I will post a list here.
I will also share some favorite concertmemories, favorite songs etc.
I´ve gotten many nice Stonesfriends  through the years. Most of this wonderful bunch (NSV) I got to know during "The Stockholm Trilogy" 2003, except for one guy who still owns me money for some whisky:)
Someone said about us "It´s not enough that you are Stonesfreaks, you are all the same, crazy to the core!"

But there are other Stonesfriends out there, besides NSV, that are worth mentioning:

Jan-Eric, Mats, who many of owe a great deal!

 

MISCELLANEOUS STONES FAVORITES

STUDIO ALBUMS
    - Sticky fingers (my first and still the best)
    - Exile (No comments)
    - Goats head soup (Extremely underrated)
    - Some girls (So many memories)

LIVE ALBUM
  - Get yer ya yas out (Probably the best rock´n roll album of all times)

BOOTLEGS
  - Philadelphia special (If you can keep from crying when you listen to
Love in vain from this tour you are not human)
  - Stripped companion (How come that Beast of burden and Memory motel
didnt make it for the Stripped album? This is an amazing and incredible album)

TOURS
 - 1972 (This is the peak of rock'n roll, no doubt!)

 - 1969 (The first big tour and the mother of real rock tours!)
 - 1973 (Midnight rambler! Farewell to Mick Taylor)

SONGS
Impossible to choose, there are so many that are the best one......
For example:
Tumbling Dice
Love In Vain
Midnight Rambler
Wild Horses
Beast Of Burden
Gimme Shelter

PART OF MY COLLECTION-THE SINGLES

MY PICS

HORSENS 2006

GOTHENBURG, 1998

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