Arne Bendiksen

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Arne Bendiksen
Birth nameArne Joachim Bendiksen
Born(1926-10-19)19 October 1926
Bergen, Norway
Died26 March 2009(2009-03-26) (aged 82)
Occupation(s)Singer, composer, producer
Years active1950s-2009
Associated actsThe Monn Keys, Spiral

Arne Joachim Bendiksen (19 October 1926 26 March 2009) was a Norwegian singer, composer and producer, described as "the father of pop music" in Norway.

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Career

Bendiksen was born in Bergen, Norway. In the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, he was a major figure in Norwegian popular music. First, as a member of the group The Monn Keys, later as soloist and composer for other artists. Besides writing his own songs, he also translated many foreign hits into Norwegian, making them Norwegian hits. Arne Bendiksen took part in the Norwegian Eurovision Song Contest selections several times, both as an artist and as a songwriter. Three times he represented Norway in Eurovision as singer; in 1964 (Eurovision Song Contest 1964) with Spiral as soloist, in 1973 (Eurovision Song Contest 1973) with Å, for et spill and in 1974 (Eurovision Song Contest 1974) with Hvor er du?. Four times he took part as composer, most memorable as songwriter for Åse Kleveland's Intet er nytt under solen in 1966 (Eurovision Song Contest), finishing a strong third.

Bergen City and municipality in Western Norway, Norway

Bergen, historically Bjørgvin, is a city and municipality in Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. At the end of the first quarter of 2018, the municipality's population was 280,216, and the Bergen metropolitan region has about 420,000 inhabitants. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometres (180 sq mi) and is on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, 'the city fjord', and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen is known as the 'city of seven mountains'. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islands. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland, and consists of eight boroughs: Arna, Bergenhus, Fana, Fyllingsdalen, Laksevåg, Ytrebygda, Årstad, and Åsane.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Solo (music) musical piece or part of musical piece performed by a single musician

In music, a solo is a piece or a section of a piece played or sung featuring a single performer, who may be performing completely alone or supported by an accompanying instrument such as a piano or organ, a continuo group, or the rest of a choir, orchestra, band, or other ensemble. Performing a solo is "to solo", and the performer is known as a soloist.

Beginning in 1964 he was the boss of his own record company. Thanks to him, popular artists like Wenche Myhre and Kirsti Sparboe reached fame. However, in the Eurovision Song Contest finals of 1969, Norway received a mere 1 point for the song Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli , which was composed by Arne Bendiksen and performed by Kirsti Sparboe.

Wenche Myhre Norwegian singer

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Kirsti Sparboe Norwegian singer

Kirsti Sparboe was born on 7 December 1946 in Tromsø, Norway. She is a musical performer and an actress. Most of her musical career has been built on participation in the widely popular Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Song Contest 1969 song contest

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Arne did not let this crush his spirits though, and he continued his dedicated work as a singer/songwriter throughout the 1970s. In the 1980s, he gave a shot at the popular children's cassette industry and released his major children's work Barnefest i Andeby – Children's party in Duckburg – a cassette filled with catchy songs about the various Disney characters inhabiting the fictional city of Duckburg. This popular cassette got a sequel, released especially for the Christmas season, called Jul i Andeby – Christmas in Duckburg.

In June 2006, his all-new self-composed children's musical stage debuted in the small elementary school Fjellstrand Skole in Nesodden, Akershus.

Nesodden Municipality in Akershus, Norway

Nesodden is a municipality in Akershus county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Follo. The administrative centre of the municipality is Nesoddtangen. The parish of Næsodden was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838. The new municipality of Oppegård was separated from Nesodden on 1 July 1915.

Akershus County (fylke) of Norway

Akershus[²ɑːkəʂˌhʉːs](listen) is a county in Norway, bordering Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Oslo, and Østfold; it also has a short border with Sweden (Värmland). Akershus, with a little over 614,000 inhabitants, is the second most populated county by population after Oslo. The county is named after Akershus Fortress. The county administration is in Oslo, which is not part of the county per se.

Arne Bendiksen died on 26 March 2009, after having been sick for a short period of time. The cause of death was heart failure. [1] [2]

Heart failure condition in which the heart is unable to provide sufficient pump action

Heart failure (HF), also known as chronic heart failure (CHF), is when the heart is unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow to meet the body's needs. Signs and symptoms of heart failure commonly include shortness of breath, excessive tiredness, and leg swelling. The shortness of breath is usually worse with exercise, while lying down, and may wake the person at night. A limited ability to exercise is also a common feature. Chest pain, including angina, does not typically occur due to heart failure.

Famous songs

Intet er nytt under solen

"Intet er nytt under solen" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in Norwegian by Åse Kleveland. In the Norwegian selections before 1977, all competing songs were performed twice, with big and small orchestra, but this is the only song to have been issued in two versions; Åse Kleveland's record using the big arrangement and Grynet Molvig issuing a version with the small orchestra. This song was Norway's best placing until 1985 when they won the contest with La Det Swinge, also in Norwegian.

Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli

"Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in Norwegian by Kirsti Sparboe.

Lykken er single by Hanne Krogh

"Lykken er" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, performed in Norwegian by Hanne Krogh.

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Spiral (Arne Bendiksen song) 1964 Arne Bendiksen song

"Spiral" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Norwegian by Arne Bendiksen. This was the first occasion on which Norway had been represented by a male vocalist.

Karusell

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Events in the year 1966 in Norway.

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"Bonjour, Bonjour" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in German by Paola Del Medico.

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Norway was represented by Åse Kleveland, with the song '"Intet er nytt under solen", at the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 March in Luxembourg City. "Intet er nytt under solen" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 5 February.

Norway was represented by Kirsti Sparboe, with the song '"Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli", at the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 29 March in Madrid. "Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 1 March. This was the last of three Eurovision appearances in five years for Sparboe.

Norway was represented by Kirsti Sparboe, with the song '"Karusell", at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 20 March in Naples, Italy. "Karusell" was chosen as the Norwegian entry at the Melodi Grand Prix on 13 February. This was the first of Sparboe's three Eurovision appearances for Norway.

Pitsj is the eponymous debut album by the female Norwegian a cappella quintet, Pitsj. The album was released in 2006 through Grappa Music.

The following is a list of notable events and releases of the year 1966 in Norwegian music.

This is a list of Norwegian television related events from 1966.

This is a list of Norwegian television related events from 1969.

References

  1. Solholm, Rolleiv (27 March 2009). "Arne Bendiksen has died". The Norway Post . Norwegian News Agency. Archived from the original on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  2. "Arne Bendiksen er død". Hegnar Online (in Norwegian). 27 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 March 2009. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anita Thallaug
with "Solvherv"
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1964
Succeeded by
Kirsti Sparboe
with "Karusell"