As one of - if not the most successful and legendary rock bands in Danish rock history. Formed 1969 by Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee and Wili Jønsson. Shortly after Bjørn Uglebjerg joined. He was replaced by Søren Berlev in 1971. Their first single, "Silky Sally", was in English, and did not become a hit - but their self-titled Danish language debut album however became a modest success. Gasolin' had their prime time from 1972 to 1978, and released 8 studio albums and two live albums in that period plus two English versions albums of their 3rd and 5th studioalbum. Their major league commercial breakthrough came with the album "Gas 5" in 1975 and their 1976 "Live Sådan" album is listed on the official Danish national cultural treasure list, "Kulturkanonen". The same year Gasolin' failed to break through in USA after releasing an English version of the record "Gas 5". This, and internal conflicts was the main reason for their split-up in 1978. Keyboardist Klaus Agerschou often appeared with the band in concert.
Singer Kim Larsen simultaneously with Gasolin' played with his sidekicks Sylvester's Jukebox and Starfuckers and released a solo album in 1973. Post Gasolin' he has had a solo career just as successful as that of Gasolin'. Franz Beckerlee, who was a jazz saxophonist in the 60's, e.g. with The Contemporary Jazz Quartet, released one solo album post Gasolin' but also worked with writing and painting. Berlev and Jønsson has played with various rock bands.
Kim Larsen, Franz Beckerlee, Soren Berlev, Wili Jonsson