Bamses Venner

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Bamses Venner
Bamse2.jpg
Background information
Origin Aarhus, Denmark
Genres Rock, Pop
Years active 1973-2011
Labels NM Music
Associated acts Flemming Jørgensen
Stig Rossen & Vennerne
Website www.bamsesvenner.dk
Bamses Venner at a photoshoot for the Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Bamses Venner at a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 1980
Bamses Venner in 1979. From left to right: Arne Østergaard, Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, Bjarne Gren Jensen, Mogens Balle.

Bamses Venner (English: Teddy (Bear)'s Friends) was a Danish musical group that performed together from 1973 to 2011.

Bamses Venner represented Denmark in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Tænker altid på dig" (ranked 14th in 19 countries) and received 25 points.

They also recorded "Er du langsom i nat" and "I en lille båd der gynger".[1]

In 1980, the band was composed of Flemming Jørgensen, lead vocals and bass (nicknamed "Bamse" which means "Teddy Bear"), Mogens Balle (piano/organ), Bjarne Green (guitar), and Arne Østergaard (drums). As of 2004, the band consisted of Jørgensen (vocals, bass), Peter Bødker (piano/organ/guitar), Frank Thøgersen (drums), Torben Fausø (keyboards) and Jes Kerstein (guitar). Bamses Venner sang in Danish.

Jørgensen died on January 1, 2011, from a cardiac arrest. The rest of the band members have decided to break up after a series of planned memorial concerts.

Members[edit]

  • Flemming Bamse Jørgensen, (vocals, bass), 1973-2011
  • Jes Halding, (Organ, Keyboards, vocals), 1973-1977
  • Roar Odgaard, (Organ, Keyboards, vocals), 1973-1978
  • Jan Locht, (drums, vocals), 1973-1978
  • Bjarne Gren Jensen, (guitar, vocals), 1973-1981
  • Mogens Balle, (Organ, Keyboards, vocals), 1979-1985
  • Arne Østergaard, (drums, vocals), 1978-1985
  • Frank Lorentzen, (guitar, vocals), 1982-1985
  • Torben Fausø, (keyboards, vocals), 1985-2006
  • Nelle Walther, (drums), 1985-1996
  • Niels Krag, (guitar, vocals), 1985-1998
  • John Halskov, (guitar, vocals), 1985-1998
  • Frants Solgaard, (bass, guitar, vocals), 1985-1996
  • Peter Bødker, (organ, piano, vocals), 1998-2011
  • Frank Thøgersen, (drums, vocals), 1998-2011
  • Per Zeeberg, (guitar, vocals), 1999-2001
  • Thomas Wester, (guitar), 2001-2002
  • Jes Kerstein, (guitar, vocals), 2002-2008
  • Anders Lampe, (guitar, vocals), 2008-2011

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Bamses Venner (1975)
  • Mælk og vin (1976)
  • Sutsko! (1977)
  • Din sang (1977)
  • B & V (1978)
  • Solen skinner (1979)
  • Sådan set (1980)
  • Bamse life I (1980)
  • Bamse life II (1980)
  • Spor 8 (1981)
  • Har du lyst (1983)
  • Op og ned (1985)
  • Rockcreme (1986)
  • Lige nu! (1987)
  • 1988 (1988)
  • En helt almindelig mand (1989)
  • 16 (1990)
  • Lyseblå dage (1991)
  • Forår (1992)
  • Vidt omkring... (1993)
  • Vidt omkring (1993)
  • Lidt for mig selv (1994)
  • Jul på vimmersvej (1995)
  • Drenge (1996)
  • Mig og mine Venner (1998)
  • Brødrene Mortensens jul (1998)
  • Stand by me (1999)
  • For altid (2000)
  • Always on my mind (2001)
Year Album Peak positions Certification
DEN
[2]
2003 Rolig nu 17
2005 Be my guest
2006 Kysser dem vi holder a' 4
2009 Vi er levende lys (2 CDs) 3
Compilation albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
DEN
[2]
2005 Komplet 1973-1981 2
2006 Komplet 1982-1994 13
2011 Komplet 1995-2010 - Bronzeboksen 26
2013 40 af de fede 4 Gold

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
DEN
[2]
1980 "Tænker altid på dig"
2006 "Klip i mit kørekort" 4 Kysser dem vi holder a'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed January 2011
  2. ^ a b c "Bamses Venner discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Tommy Seebach
with Disco Tango
Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest
1980
Succeeded by
Tommy Seebach & Debbie Cameron
with Krøller eller ej