TV-2 live in their hometown Aarhus in 2005
Hans Erik Lerchenfeld
TV-2 (stylized as TV·2 or tv.2, short for Taurus Version 2; formerly briefly known as taurus), is a Danish pop rock band group formed in 1981 in Aarhus. The group is composed of Steffen Brandt (lead vocals, guitar and keyboards), Hans Erik Lerchenfeld (guitar), Georg Olesen (bass), and Sven Gaul (drums). Having released 17 studio albums, three live albums and two compilations, they are one of the most successful bands in Danish music history and have always consisted of the same four members.
TV-2 was formed prior to the Danish television station TV 2, which began broadcasting in 1988. Some of their songs, such as "Fantastiske Toyota" (Danish for "Fantastic Toyota"), are known to have commercial like concepts. They used to refer jokingly to themselves as "Danmarks kedeligste orkester" (meaning "Denmark's most boring band").
The band's name is likely a tongue-in-cheek, play on words joke of how similar the guitar line in the song "Stairway to Heaven" by the band Led Zeppelin sounds to that of the much lesser known song "Taurus" by the band Spirit. Songwriting credit and royalties for "Stairway to Heaven" have never been given to the members of Spirit. Meanwhile, "Stairway to Heaven" has become one of the most popular songs ever recorded. Hence, the joke "Taurus Version 2", in reference to "Stairway to Heaven".
|1982||Verden Er Vidunderlig|
|1985||Rigtige Mænd (Gider Ikke Høre Mere Vrøvl)|
|1987||En Dejlig Torsdag|
|1990||Vi Blir Alligevel Aldrig Voksne|
|1994||Verdens Lykkeligste Mand|
|2002||På Kanten Af Småt Brændbart|
|2005||De Første Kærester På Månen|
|2007||For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting|
|1987||Fri Som Fuglen|
|1999||Verdens Lykkeligste Band - Live 99|
|1999||Manden Der Ønskede Sig En Havudsigt|
|Album Title and Details||Peak chart positions||Certification|
|Greatest - De Unge År
|Bag Duggede Ruder – Boxset
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- Guitar World Magazine, April 1997: "(Randy) California's most enduring legacy may well be the fingerpicked acoustic theme of the song "Taurus," which Jimmy Page lifted virtually note for note for the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven."
- "Danish Charts > TV2". danishcharts.com/ Hung Medien.
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