22 November 1934|
|Died||18 January 2006
San Agustín, Spain
Östen Warnerbring (November 22, 1934 – January 18, 2006) was a Swedish singer, musician, composer and lyrics writer who mastered several musical genres. He started out as a jazz musician but over the years, he had huge successes both in the area of popular music and as a singer of Swedish poetry, put into music by himself. In the 1970s, he became one of the first Swedish artists to use his native accent, of the province of Scania (Skåne) in the south of Sweden, also while singing.
Melodifestivalen - Swedish heat of the Eurovision Song Contest
Warnerbring made several appearances in the Swedish heats of Eurovision. His first was in the 1959 qualifying competition with the song Kungsgatans blues which finished in fourth place. In 1960 he tried again and although he won with Alla andra får varann, SR decided to send Siw Malmkvist to the Eurovision final in London. Warnerbring performed two songs in the 1962 final. Lolo Lolita was placed fourth and Trollen ska trivas sixth.
Following his 1967 victory, Warnerbring defended his title in 1968 by teaming up with Svante Thuresson and together they took fifth place with Här kommar pojkar. His next appearance, in 1972, saw him finish in second place above a song submitted by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. Warnerbring's song, Så’n e’ du så’n e’ jag finished seven points behind the eventual winning group Family Four. His final attempt at the Eurovision title in 1974 was also his least successful. En mysig vals was placed tenth and last.
Warnerbring died in San Augustin, Canary Islands.
Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson
with "Nygammal vals"
|Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig"
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