Nora Brockstedt

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Nora Brockstedt
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Born(1923-01-20)20 January 1923
Oslo, Norway
Died5 November 2015(2015-11-05) (aged 92)
Oslo, Norway
OccupationSinger

Nora Brockstedt (20 January 1923 5 November 2015) was a Norwegian singer.

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Brockstedt was born in Oslo. She first entered a professional stage at the age of 20, namely the highly reputed Chat Noir in Oslo. During the next two decades, she managed to become one of Norway's most famous and beloved singers and entertainers. Throughout the 1950s she had several sing-along radio hits, including "En liten pike i lave sko", "Augustin", and "Tango for to". In the years 1950 to 1954, she was a member of the six-member group The Monn Keys, which also included Arne Bendiksen and Egil Monn-Iversen. Brockstedt holds a reputation as one of the most prominent Alf Prøysen interpreters.[ citation needed ]

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.

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Brockstedt represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 and 1961, with the memorable songs "Voi-voi" and "Sommer i Palma". She appeared on the Advent Calendar-themed seasonal television program Jul i Skomakergata in 1979.[ citation needed ]

Eurovision Song Contest 1960 song contest

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Voi Voi song performed by Nora Brockstedt

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In her last years, she focused more on the jazz genre, with successful albums like As Time Goes By (JazzAvdelingen, 2004) and Christmas Songs (JazzAvdelingen, 2005). She sang jazz in the 1960s, but was more known for her 'conventional' pop songs.

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She died after a short illness at Ullevaal Hospital in Oslo on 5 November 2015. [1] [2]

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References

  1. TV 2 AS. "Nora Brockstedt er død". TV 2. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. Norwegians mourn Brockstedt’s death, newsinenglish.no; accessed 20 November 2015.
Preceded by
N/A
Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest
1960
with "Voi Voi"
and 1961
with "Sommer i Palma"
Succeeded by
Inger Jacobsen
with "Kom sol, kom regn"