Very sad news today to hear about the passing of the Swedish singer, Marie Fredriksson, only 61 years old.I was an enormous fan. I think she was the first artist singing in Swedish that I ever saw in concert here in Stockholm.
If you know of her, it will probably be as one half of per Gessle’s Dressed for Success Hitmakers,
Roxette were a perfectly decent pop band, with some very catchy songs that were Big In Brazil and many other countries.
However,on her far more personal and introspective solo albums, and in general when she sung in Swedish, she was sublime and reached a very special level of intimacy and intensity.
One of the greats.