Allan - an Accordian Giant Turns 100!
Allan Eriksson (1911 - 1993) was a Swedish accordion player and composer, born and raised in Greksåsar, Bergslagen.
In the 40s, 50s and 60s, Allan was a household name in dance halls and on the radio.
During the Second World War he was a military entertainer for the Swedish troops.
As a musician Allan stood out with his unique playing style.
As a composer he wrote classic songs like När Lyckan Ler
(a Smile of Luck).
With a total of 70+ songs, a long career and multiple recordings, it's safe to say that Allan definitely qualified for the hall of fame of Swedish "accordion giants"!
This site is all about Allan's life and work presented with images and sound. If you are looking for traditional Swedish dance music ("gammaldans") like Hambo, Schottische and Polka you have certainly found the right place!