Blossom Tainton-Lindquist

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Tainton-Lindquist in Stockholm in May 2011

Blossom Alexandra Liliana Tainton-Lindquist (born 29 June 1962[1] in Stockholm) is a Swedish singer, dancer, publisher, fitness coach and personal trainer.[2]

Her father Graham Tainton is a choreographer and she was raised in a showbiz environment. Tainton danced (and sang) at an early age. As a student she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.[3] She featured in musicals and had a very short career as a solo artist. In 2002 she represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest as a member of Afro-dite with the song Never Let It Go, and finished 8th. The group released an album and the Never Let It Go single stayed in the Swedish chart for 17 weeks, peaking at no 1.[4]

These days Blossom Tainton mostly works as a personal trainer,[5] and has released training videos, books and (2010–2011) the monthly publication Blossom Magazine.[6] She also performs with Afro-dite, as the group still does small tours and occasional concerts.[7]

She has previously hosted her own fitness program, Toppform on SVT as well as being featured in various entertainment television shows such as Jackpotkväll[8] and Så ska det låta[9] among others.

On Christmas Eve 2005 Tainton was the prestigious Christmas Host on SVT.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Her father is South-African born choreographer Graham Tainton, best known for his work with ABBA. He is black and left South Africa due to apartheid.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sök personer". Birthday.se. 
  2. ^ "blossom tainton". LINDAU PRODUCTION AB. 24 January 2013. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Mia Bornberger Wibacke (8 February 2013). "Blossom i nya hemmet i Sundbyberg" (in Swedish). Magasin Sundbyberg (Swedish local news magazine). Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  4. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. 
  5. ^ "Yogan som ger Blossom kraft | Träning | Hälsa". Aftonbladet. 
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110706024249/http://80.76.149.139/nyheter/2010/03/11/egmonts-nya-halsosatsning/. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ Stockholm TT Spektra (27 April 2010). "Afro-Dite gör comeback | SvD". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). 
  8. ^ Foto: TV4 & Scanpix (10 June 2009). "Jackpotkväll med Blossom och Erik Linder – TV4". tv4.se. 
  9. ^ Lena Söder lena.soder@dn.se (9 March 2010). "Många debutanter i "Så ska det låta"". Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 16 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Marcus Boldeman (16 November 2005). "Blossom årets julvärd i SVT". Dagens Nyheter. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Barn ska inte flytta runt på jul | Nyheter". Aftonbladet. 24 December 2005. 
  12. ^ "Mediepedagogiskt Center Helsingborg (AV)". Sli.se. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05. 
  13. ^ "Mikory's ABBA-blog: ABBA – October 1978". Abbamikory.blogs.com. 23 June 2005. 

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