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|Years active||1977 — Present|
Jalle / Jarl Lorensson
|Past members||Pelle Ossler|
Wilmer X is a Swedish rock band. Originally formed in 1977-1978 as Wilmer Pitt in Malmö, Sweden by Nisse Hellberg (guitar and vocals) and Jalle Lorensson (harmonica), the band was rebranded as Wilmer X at the time of the first recording.
Wilmer X achieved their nationwide commercial breakthrough in 1988 with the LP Teknikens Under, the similarly entitled title track becoming a chart topper. As of date, Wilmer X has recorded more than eighteen studio albums during a career that spans thirty years.
In 1988 American artist Carla Olson who is of Swedish heritage recorded an album in Malmo, Sweden and recorded an album backed by members of Wilmer X. It is scheduled for re-release in early 2017 as Rubies & Diamonds on Sunset Blvd. Records with a few Sweden-related bonus tracks including Nisse Hellberg's song Leka Med Livet (Playing With Life in English.) Swedish rocker Mikael Rickfors appears on two songs, his own composition Touch and Carla's Kinderwars which features Mick Taylor.
- 13 Våningar upp, 2005, Amigo (CD)
- Diamanter, 2003, EMI (2-CD)
- Vägen till klippan - outgivna och sällsynta inspelningar 1979-1982, 2003, Box (CD)
- Lyckliga hundar, 2003, EMI (CD)
- Totalt Wilmer X, 2001, EMI (CD)
- Arkiv X - 4 CD box, 2001, EMI (4-CD)
- Silver, 2000, EMI (CD)
- Primitiv, 1998, EMI (CD)
- Den blå vägen hem, 1997, EMI (CD)
- Radio Wilmer X-Hits! (2-CD)1996, EMI (2-CD)
- Tårar av guld 1981-1986, 1996, Carlton (CD)
- Hallå världen, 1995, EMI (CD)
- Snakeshow, 1994, EMI (MC/CD)
- Pontiac till himmelen- LP, 1993, EMI (LP)
- Pontiac till himmelen, 1993, EMI (LP/MC/CD)
- En speciell kväll med Wilmer X, 1991, EMI (LP/CD)
- Mambo feber, 1991, EMI (LP/CD/MC)
- Klubb Bongo, 1989, EMI (LP/CD/MC)
- Teknikens under, 1988, EMI (LP/MC/CD)
- Blod eller guld- LP, 1988, MNW (LP/MC)
- Blod eller guld 1982-1987, 1988, MNW (CD)
- Not Glamourus, 1987, MNW (LP)
- Downward Bound, 1986, MNW (LP)
- Tungt vatten- LP, 1986, MNW (LP)
- Tungt vatten, 1986, MNW (CD)
- V.I.L.D, 1986, MNW (LP/CD)
- Under hot, 1985, MNW (LP/CD)
- Djungelliv, 1983, MNW (LP/CD/MC)
- Fula fula ord, 1982, MNW (LP/CD/MC)
- Wilmer X, 1981, Svenska pop fabriken/cd release: MNW (LP/CD)
- Wilmer X MP, 1980, Amigo (Mediumplay LP/CD)
Nils "Nisse" Hellberg (born in Limhamn, Malmö on 2 April 1959) is a Swedish composer, lyricist, singer, musician, guitarist and frontman of the band Wilmer X and its co-founder with Jalle Lorensson. Besides his work with Wilmer X, he has released materials independent of the band.
In 1995, he was part of a fictitious 1960s rock band called The Lonely Boys where he assumed the name Richard Andersson and where he played lead guitar, harmonica, maraccas, tambourine and vocals. He was joined by Per Gessle (known as Thomas Nyberg), Lasse Göransson (Thomas Holst), Roland Bergström (MP Persson) and Kalle Johansson (Micke Syd Andersson). The band and its songs were based on De ensamma pojkarna (Swedish for The Lonely Boys) by the Swedish author Mats Olsson about a young rhythm'n'pop band from the south of Sweden in 1965.
In collaboration with Peps Persson, he released the album Röster från södern (Voices from the South). In 2007 and 2008 he toured throughout Sweden with his solo material and in May 2008, was the solo opening act for John Fogerty.
With Clas Rosenberg, he published the Swedish comic book series Herman Frid in 1981.
In 2014, he returned with a major solo album Vad har han i huvudet? released on Metronome label on 21 May 2014.
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