Gustav Lorentzen

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Gustav Lorentzen
Knudsen og Ludvigsen.jpg
Gustav Lorentzen (left) and Øystein Dolmen (right) during a Knutsen & Ludvigsen concert in Oslo, 2006.
Background information
Also known as Ludvigsen
Born (1947-09-28)28 September 1947
Bergen, Norway
Died 21 April 2010(2010-04-21) (aged 62)
Outside Bergen, Norway
Genres Pop, children's songs, humour
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer, author
Instruments Guitar, vocals, bass guitar, drums, piano,accordion
Years active 1970–2010
Associated acts Knutsen & Ludvigsen, Øystein Dolmen

Gustav Lorentzen (28 September 1947 – 21 April 2010[1]), also known by his stage name Ludvigsen, was a Norwegian singer-songwriter,[2][3] best known from being half of the successful duo Knutsen & Ludvigsen, alongside Øystein "Knutsen" Dolmen. He went solo in 1986, winning four Spellemann awards and one nomination for his 5 albums.

In addition to music, Lorentzen made several TV series and books, mostly intended for children.[3] He also had a degree in acoustics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology.

From 1997 until his death, Lorentzen collaborated with the psychologist Magne Raundalen, creating a therapeutic program for traumatized children, mainly victims of wars.[2] He was also a UNICEF Ambassador since 1993.[3]

On 21 April 2010, Lorentzen collapsed during an orienteering competition outside of Bergen and went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead a few minutes later.[1]


  1. ^ a b Krokfjord, Torgeir P.; Christian Bråtebekken (21 April 2010). "Gustav Lorentzen er død". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 April 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Ludvigsens revansj". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 12 August 2006. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "Lorentzen, Gustav". Norsk pop & rock-leksikon (in Norwegian). Vega Forlag. 2005. Retrieved 6 March 2010.