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In 1997 the quartet recorded "Varldens Väsen" ("Whirled" in North America). Tours of Norway, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the United States and Canada followed, as did a Swedish Grammy and two appearances on the national radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" in the . In 1999 the band released their sixth CD, "Gront." 1999 was also the year of the first Nordic Roots Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ., an annual event which lasted ten years, of which Väsen was the most frequent featured artist. Their 2000 performance was released on CD as “Live at the Nordic Roots Festival.”

Finally, the Hollies broke through in North America with an original song that they requested from Manchester's Graham Gouldman . "Look Through Any Window" (Sept. 1965, UK ) broke the Hollies into the US Top 40 (, Jan. 1966) and into the Canadian top 10 (, Jan. 1966), both for the first time. Their follow-up single, an original recording of George Harrison's " If I Needed Someone " (Dec. 1965), was undercut when the Beatles decided to release their own version on Rubber Soul ; it only reached in the UK and was not released in North America. Their third album, simply called Hollies , hit in the UK in 1965 but, under the name Hear! Here! , failed to chart in the US despite its inclusion of "Look Through Any Window" and "I'm Alive".


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