Thore Skogman

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Thore Skogman
Thore Skogman and Anita Lindblom 1963.jpg
Thore Skogman and Anita Lindblom 1963.
Background information
Born(1931-03-09)9 March 1931
Hallstahammar, Sweden
Died 9 December 2007(2007-12-09) (aged 76)
Gävle, Sweden
Genres schlager, classical
Occupation(s) composer, songwriter, singer, entertainer
Years active 1961–2007

Thore Skogman (9 March 1931 9 December 2007) was a popular Swedish singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer.

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Skogman was born in Hallstahammar, Sweden. While working as an accountant and sales manager during the 1950s, he made his debut recording in 1955, devoted his full-time to singing by 1961, and came third in Sweden's national song contest Melodifestivalen in 1963. In the 1960s he wrote "Fröken Fräken" (literally: Miss Freckle) that became one of his most successful hits. Skogman also wrote songs for other Swedish and Scandinavian artists. Skogman was a familiar and popular fixture in Swedish movies, TV and radio shows, opera and stage performances from the 1960s through the 1980s.

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Skogman died at a hospital in Gävle in 2007. [1]

Selected discography

Filmography

Selected soundtrack

Well-known songs by Skogman

Tiotusen röda rosor is a song written by Thore Skogman. Recorded by Jan Høiland, it was released as a 1967 single, and became a Svensktoppen hit charting for six weeks between 17 March-21 April 1968, which included the song topping the chart.

Pop opp i topp 1965 Thore Skogman & Lill-Babs song

"Pop opp i topp" is a song written by Thore Skogman, and was originally recorded as a duet between Thore Skogman and Lill-Babs for the 1965 film Pang i bygget.

Fröken Fräken is a song written by Thore Skogman, and recorded by Sven-Ingvars, who released it as a single in 1964 Their version charted at Svensktoppen for six weeks between 21 November 1964-9 January 1965, peaking at first position.

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References

  1. Thore Skogman död, Aftonbladet, 10 December 2007.