|Years active 1970–1999|
Website Official website
|Name Bjorn Afzelius|
|Born 27 January 1947Huskvarna, Jonkoping County, Sweden (1947-01-27) |
Genres Rock, pop, progg, singer/songwriter
Labels Rebelle Records, MNW, Nackswing, Amalthea, Norske Gram, Transmission, Not On Label, CMC Entertainment, PolyGram, Plateselskapet, Diesel Music, Premium Publishing
Associated acts Hoola Bandoola Band, Mikael Wiehe
Died February 16, 1999, Gothenburg, Sweden
Children Rebecca Lindberg Afzelius, Isabelle Afzelius
Albums Bjorn Afzelius & Mikael Wi, Innan tystnaden, Definitivt, Olympiska natter, Den roda traden
Bjorn afzelius tusen bitar lyrics
Björn Svante Afzelius (27 January 1947 in Huskvarna, Jönköping County – 16 February 1999 in Gothenburg) was a Swedish singer-songwriter and guitar player. Politically he was a socialist. His songs are about love, politics and joys and sadness in life.
- Bjorn afzelius tusen bitar lyrics
- Bjorn afzelius odyssevs med lyrics
- With Hoola Bandoola Band
- Solo albums
- lska mej nu bj rn afzelius cover
Bjorn afzelius odyssevs med lyrics
His father Svante Arnold Afzelius (1923-1976) was an engineer and his mother Ulla Afzelius (1926-1971) was a housewife. His only sibling is his brother Bengt (b. 1952) who is a music teacher. He came into contact with music from a very young age, because his mother and her side of the family were largely into music. In 1970, Afzelius formed the progg group Hoola Bandoola Band together with Mikael Wiehe. Wiehe and Afzelius became very close friends and worked together long after Hoola Bandoola had dissolved in 1975.
Afzelius released his first solo album in 1974, his last one in 1999. Some of his most popular songs are "Ikaros", "Tusen bitar" (Thousand pieces - which was originally recorded by Danish Anne Linnet as "Tusind Stykker"), "Sång till friheten" (Song for Freedom - which was originally recorded by Cuban Silvio Rodríguez as "El Día Feliz Que Está Llegando"), "Kungens man" (The king's man), "Tankar i Havanna" (Thoughts in Havanna) and "Till min kära" (For my dear). He died from lung cancer in 1999, 52 years old, but he remains one of the most beloved artists in Scandinavia.
He wrote about 150 songs and sold over two and a half million albums.
With Hoola Bandoola Band
lska mej nu bj rn afzelius cover
Tusen bitarTusen bitar · 1990
Sång till frihetenInnan tystnaden · 1982
IkarosGrande finale · 1986