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Afzelius, Björn b. January 27, 1947 d. February 16, 1999 Musician, Songwriter. He had a breakthrough during the Swedish "progressive rock" era in the 1970s when he joined the "Hoola Bandoola Band", the forerunners in Swedish progressive music. He took a clearly political stand against social injustices and problems of the Third World. When Hoola Bandoola Band split, he commenced a solo career and had success in Sweden and abroad. His songs have been recorded by various artists. (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: Field 14, plot 246
Geigert, Hagge b. June 30, 1925 d. February 14, 2000 Entertainer, Theater Director, Lyricist. Born Harry Johansson, he later became ”Hagge Geigert” to his Swedish audience. He was concidered one of Sweden´s most popular entertainers from the 1950s on to his death. A ”King of Revues,” who discovered many of Sweden´s popular singers and actors in the genre, as well as a celebrated lyricist and comedy playwright. For many years he ran Lisebergsteatern (The Liseberg Theatre) in Gothenburg and was a frequent talk show host on TV as well. He also took...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Cause of death: Emphysema Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Gren, Gunnar b. October 31, 1920 d. November 1, 1991 Acclaimed Soccer Player. Concidered as one one of Sweden´s greatest players through all times. He became Swedish Champion with IFK Göteborg and won several awards during his career, among them Guldbollen (The Golden Ball) 1946. In his time he was one of Sweden´s international team most important players. 1949 he became professional in Italy, playing for AC Milan. There he was to be celebrated for being one of the famous ”Gre-No-Li” line-up (Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl and Nils Liedholm), and...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Marchant, Claude b. November 12, 1919 d. June 5, 2004 Coreographer and Dancer. American-Swedish artist who made his name in numerous productions on Broadway - for instance "Show Boat" at the Ziegfeld Theatre and "Caribbean Carnival" at the International - as well as in Paris, London, the Caribbean and in Sweden during his career. He founded the "Claude Marchant Dance Company" and teamed with several distiguished choreographers and dancers in the business. After leaving America for Europe, he ended up in Sweden, where he founded Balettakademien (...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
Näslund, Totta b. April 1, 1945 d. June 19, 2005 Blues Singer. Sweden´s most successful and popular blues singer, during the 1970s he was the singer of legendary progressive rock group "Nationalteatern", and the 1977 album "Barn av vår tid" (Child of our time) has the reputation of "changing the life for an entire generation". He also teamed with several other artists, and with his own band, "Totta´s Bluesband", he toured the United States with Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones. Since 1995 he commenced a successful solo career. One of his last...[Read More] (Bio by: Peter Robsahm) Västra Kyrkogården (Western Cemetery), Göteborg, Göteborgs kommun, Västra Götalands län, Sweden Plot: D/428