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    (1979- )
    Formed in Stockholm, Sweden
    Joey Tempset, vocals (1979-1992, 2003- )
    Kee Marcello, guitar (1986-1992)
    John Norum, guitar (1979-1986, 2003- )
    Peter Olsson, bass (1979-1981)
    Marcel Jacob, bass (1981)
    John Leven, bass (1981-1992, 2003- )
    Mic Michaeli, keyboards (1984-1992, 2003- )
    Tony Reno, drums (1979-1984)
    Ian Haugland, drums (1984-1992; 2003- )
    Recorded the songs ‘The Final Countdown,' ‘Carrie,' ‘Rock the Night,' ‘Give a Helping Hand' and ‘Cherokee'
    ‘The Final Countdown' ranked #16 on VH-1 & Blender's ‘Most Awesomely Bad Songs' list and the #1 on their ‘Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs' list.
    Like most bands in the 80's, one of their biggest hits was a power ballad.
    They had three different bassists in 1981.
    Like all pop-metal bands, their popularity quickly faded out after grunge came out.
    Their early demo tapes were rejected and the band was told to get a haircut and sing in Swedish.
    ‘The Final Countdown' hit #1 in 26 different countries.
    ‘The Final Countdown' was used often on the series, ‘Arrested Development.'
    All proceeds from their single, ‘Give a Helping Hand' were donated to feed starving people in Ethiopia.
    They got signed to a record deal after winning a talent contest that had over 4,000 acts.
    'The Final Countdown' is a staple at sporting events.

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