Lill Lindfors

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Lill Lindfors
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Lill Lindfors in Stavanger, Norway 26 March 2009.
Background information
Birth name Maj Lillemor Lindfors
Born (1940-05-20) 20 May 1940 (age 74)
Helsinki, Finland
Genres Jazz, Schlager, Folk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1960-present
Website www.lill-lindfors.nu
Lill Lindfors as UNICEF Good Will Ambssador (2012)

Maj Lillemor "Lill" Lindfors (born 12 May 1940 in Helsinki) is a Swedish singer. Born in Helsinki, Finland she has been performing in Scandinavia with minor and major success since the 1960s.

Career[edit]

She debuted as a revue actress in Uddevalla in 1960 and the following year as a recording artist. In the most recent decades, Lindfors has been known in Scandinavia for her "one-woman shows" in which she mixes music with a lot of comedy. She was one of the first artists who sang samba in Sweden, and she was also one of the first Swedish performers who did stand-up comedy in her shows.

Eurovision Song Contest

Lindfors's performance of "Nygammal Vals ("New, yet familiar waltz") with Svante Thuresson took second place in the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest.

She was a presenter at the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest in Gothenburg, Sweden, and was most famous for suffering a wardrobe malfunction live, during the contest, after passing through a part of the elaborate set. She later admitted it was a gag, but that it had not been rehearsed beforehand. According to author John Kennedy O'Connor's book The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History, the EBU was not pleased with this stunt.[1] It remains one of the most iconic moments in the contest's history. She also performed "Musik skall byggas utav glädje" ("My Joy Is Building Bricks of Music") as the contest's major opener.

Others

She has starred in several Swedish TV-shows which have been awarded in Montreaux.

In 1998, she became Sweden's Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF.

Personal life[edit]

She was married in 1969 to director Peter Wester, with whom she has one child. The couple divorced in 1973. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

Discography[edit]

Lill Lindfors showing her gold record alongside other Swedish artists (3 May 1968)

Albums[edit]

  • 1964: Adam och Eva (with Owe Thörnqvist)
  • 1967: Påsen (with Anders Linder)
  • 1967: Du är den ende
  • 1968: Kom i min värld
  • 1970: Albin & Greta (with Svante Thuresson)
  • 1970: Vi har varann
  • 1970: Mellan dröm och verklighet
  • 1971: Sång
  • 1973: Kom igen!
Year Album Peak positions
SWE
[2]


1975 "Fritt Fram" 16
1976 En sång att ta hem 16
1978 Du är det varmaste jag har 2
1980 Och människor ser igen 34
1984 Jag vill nå dig 19
1986 Om du var här 27
1990 Glädjor 43
1997 Utan gränser 42
2002 Ingen är så go' som du 15
2004 Lills bästa 20
2006 Här är den sköna sommaren 12
2013 Det bästa med Lill 17

Singles[edit]

(Selective)

  • 1966: "Du är den ende"
  • 1967: "En sån karl"
  • 1967: "Hör min samba"
  • 1968: "En man i byrån"
  • 1968: "Teresa"
  • 1969: "Mellan dröm och verklighet"
  • 1970: "Axel Öhman" (duet with Svante Thuresson)
  • 1973: "Månskugga"
  • 1973: "Sången han sjöng var min egen"
  • 1978: "Om du nånsin kommer fram till Samarkand"
  • 1978: "Tillsammans är ett sätt att finnas till"
  • 1984: "Marias första dans"

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, John Kennedy. The Eurovision Song Contest - The Official History. Carlton Books, UK. 2007. ISBN 978-1-84442-994-3
  2. ^ "Lill Lindfors discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Luxembourg Désirée Nosbusch
Eurovision Song Contest presenter
1985
Succeeded by
Norway Åse Kleveland
Preceded by
Ingvar Wixell
with "Absent Friend"
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
(with Svante Thuresson)
1966
Succeeded by
Östen Warnerbring
with "Som en dröm"