Plura Jonsson

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Plura Jonsson
Plura Jonsson 2011.jpg
Background information
Birth name Per Malte Lennart Jonsson
Born (1951-08-10) 10 August 1951 (age 63)
Norrköping, Sweden
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, musician, author
Years active 1971–present
Associated acts Eldkvarn
Plura Jonsson portrait by Tommy Tallstig

Per Malte Lennart "Plura" Jonsson, born on 10 August 1951 in Norrköping, Sweden is a Swedish singer, songwriter, guitar player and author. He has been a long-time member of the Swedish rock band Eldkvarn in addition to his solo materials. In 2014, he also released an album jointly with Mauro Scocco as Mauro & Plura. He is a flourishing author publishing a number of books.

Solo work[edit]

In 1996, he released his album Plura from which was taken his single "Sången jag sparade till dig".

In Eldkvarn[edit]

Besides his solo work, since the 1970s, he is part of Eldkvarn, a Swedish rock band formed in Norrköping in 1971, consisting of Plura Jonsson, the main songwriter, singer and rhythm guitarist of the band, his brother Carl Jonsson, lead guitarist who also writes songs and is backing vocals and bass player Tony Thorén, who has produced a number of albums by Eldkvarn, as well as other artists. The band is very active and widely regarded as one of the best rock bands in Sweden, with a following in other Nordic countries as well.

Television[edit]

Because of bis popularity, he has taken part in a number of television productions, most notably the 2008 TV series Vem tror du att du är?. In 2010, he was in the first series of the Swedish TV series Så mycket bättre where a number of artists get together to cooperate and sing interpretations of each others' works.

Personal life[edit]

In 2012, he married Maria Sjöstedt, his long-time partner.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Resa genom ensamheten: svart blogg och det ljuva livet, 2008
  • Texter & historier från den stora landsvägen, 2008, med bidrag av andra skribenter
  • Pluras kokbok: Provence, Kungsholmen, Koster, 2009
  • Pluras spanska kokbok: Mallorca, Barcelona, Estocolmo, 2011

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[2]
1996 Plura 38
Joint album as Mauro & Plura
Year Album Peak positions Certification
SWE
[2]
2014 Mauro & Pluras Tågluff 8

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
SWE
[2]
1996 "Sången jag sparade till dig"  – Plura
2008 "En runda i baren"
(Lasse Stefanz & Plura)
53
"Sånger från ensamheten"  –
2010 "Det hon vill ha" 29
"Logiskt" 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aftonbaldet: Nygifta: Plura fick sin Maria (Swedish)
  2. ^ a b c "Plura discography". swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 1 June 2013.