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Wilmer X

Wilmer X is a Swedish rock band. Originally formed in 1977-1978 as Wilmer Pitt in Malmö, Sweden. The band was rebranded as Wilmer X at the time of the first recording. There's different versions on how they got the name Wilmer Pitt (pitt is another word for penis in swedish), it's uncertain which one is the truth. Nisse Hellberg has stated that the name Wilmer Pitt was a corruption of William Pitt. According to another theory from the band's original drummer, Mats Thorin, Nisse Hellberg came up with the name Wilmer, while Pitt came from bassist Clas Rosenberg who even then was over two meter ...read more

Wilmer X is a Swedish rock band. Originally formed in 1977-1978 as Wilmer Pitt in Malmö, Sweden. The band was rebranded as Wilmer X at the time of the first recording. There's different versions on how they got the name Wilmer Pitt (pitt is another word for penis in swedish), it's uncertain which one is the truth. Nisse Hellberg has stated that the name Wilmer Pitt was a corruption of William Pitt. According to another theory from the band's original drummer, Mats Thorin, Nisse Hellberg came up with the name Wilmer, while Pitt came from bassist Clas Rosenberg who even then was over two meters long and was called Pitt.

The band formed on the fall in 1977 and debuted live in their school Pildammsskolan on april 7 1978. The self-titled debut album was released in 1981.

The band has had quite a few lineup changes through the years.

The latest band lineup.

Nisse Hellberg - guitar, vocals (1977-.

Jalle Lorensson - harmonica, backing vocals (1977-.

Sticky Bomb - drums, percussion, backing vocals (1982-.

Thomas Holst - bass guitar, guitar, backing vocal.

Former band members.

Lennart Nygren - bass guitar (1980-1982.

Clas Rosenberg - bass guitar, backing vocals, guitar (1977-1982.

Mats Thorin - drums (1977-1978.

Mats Bengtsson - keyboard, bass guitar, dulcimer, backing vocals (1988-2003.

Pelle Ossler - guitar, backing vocals (1986-2003.

Jörgen Stridh - drums (1978-198.

Stefan Björk - bass guitar, backing vocals (1983-1990.

Jalle Olsson - drums (1980-1982) « hide

Similar Bands: Kal P. Dal, Ramones, The Rolling Stones, T. Rex

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