POPOL VUH: "POPOL VUH"
Popol Vuh originated from the group Arman Sumpe D.E. Arman Sumpe
released the single "Fligh high" / "Steel Grass", and started getting a
rising popularity in Norway. The group, however, consisted of a variety
of musicians, and by a slimming process, 6 musicians remained. This was
Jahn Teigen (Vocals), Pete Knutsen (guitar and piano), Terje Methi (bass
guitar), Thor Andreassen (drums), Arne Schulze (guitar) and Pjokken Eide
(Flute and Trombone). The group was called Popol Vuh. This name was a
result of a naming contest held by a magazine called "Det Nye". Popol
Vuh means "People's Books / People's Vision".
Popol Vuh had great
success here at home with his debut LP, and in 1972 the group performed
Roskilde in Denmark for 40,000 people. The group also had a 3 week tour
of Sweden and Denmark. They also had their own TV show in Norway. This
was based on songs from the album, with subsequent tours, TV appearances
and festival and club jobs in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and
Popol Vuh quickly gained a reputation in the Norwegian rock
environment, and had a loyal and large audience.
The group was the
first ever Spellemannspris in the class of rock for their debut album, "Popol
At the launch plans abroad, the group changed its name to
Popol Ace. The reason for this was that a German band was already using
the name Popol Vuh.