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
Origin Hallstahammar, Sweden
Died9 December 2007(2007-12-09) (aged 76)
Gävle, Sweden
Genres schlager, classical
Occupation(s)composer, songwriter, singer, entertainer
Years active1961–2007

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


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.

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

Selected discography


Selected soundtrack

Well-known songs by Skogman

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