Dag Stokke

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Dag Stokke
Born (1967-04-01)April 1, 1967
Gjøvik, Norway
Died April 27, 2011(2011-04-27) (aged 44)
Genres Hard rock, glam metal
Instruments Keyboards, organ, piano, vocals
Years active 1987–2011
Associated acts TNT, Vagabond

Dag Stokke (April 1, 1967 – April 27, 2011) was a Norwegian keyboardist, church organist and mastering engineer best known for his work with the Norwegian rock bands TNT and Vagabond. He owned an online mastering service called OnlineMastering.

Career[edit]

Stokke was TNT's live keyboardist from April 1987 to 2011 and played on every TNT album from Realized Fantasies (1992) to A Farewell to Arms (2010).[1] However, he was never a permanent TNT member.[1] "I'm cool with my position in TNT," he said in a 2010 interview, "Some people ask me why I'm not in the pictures and why I'm not profiled. That's just the way it is, and I'm completely laidback with that. I got to experience the rockstar existence so much in 1987 and especially in 1989 and a little bit into 1992, so that dream has been realized. If I'm not upfront, that's totally cool, because I know I've been a part of all this."[1] He played his last concert with TNT in Umeå, Sweden on March 5, 2011.[2]

In January 2011 he found out he had cancer.[2] Stokke died on April 27, 2011 at the age of 44. He is survived by a son.[3][4]

Discography[edit]

TNT[edit]

Vagabond[edit]

  • Vagabond (1994)
  • A Huge Fan of Life (1995)

Other artists[edit]

  • Jorn - Starfire (2000)
  • Unni Wilhelmsen - Disconnected (2001)
  • Kristin Sevaldsen - Impressions (2007)
  • Arnstein Hammershaug - Langsomme dager (2009)
  • Kristin Sevaldsen & Lewi Bergrud - Treasure (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dahle, Jan (2010). "Dag Stokke – Rockestjerne og kirkeorganist". TNT BookAzine (in Norwegian). p. 16. 
  2. ^ a b "TNT-keyboardist er død – adressa.no". adressa.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  3. ^ "TNT-keyboardist Dag Stokke død – VG Nett". vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  4. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET – TNT Keyboardist Loses Battle With Cancer At Age 44". roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 

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