Jan Groth

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Groth performing in 2011

Jan Leonard Groth (25 February 1946 – 27 August 2014) was a Norwegian musician.

Biography[edit]

Groth was born in the borough of Greåker in Sarpsborg, Norway. He first made his name in the early 1970s as a member of the progressive rock band Aunt Mary, where he was lead singer and keyboardist. Groth later moved on to Christian rock, where he most notably sang rock versions of preacher Aage Samuelsen's songs. He was also a member of the band Just 4 Fun. Just 4 Fun participated for Norway in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Mrs. Thompson". In 2007, he released the album Sanger fra T.B. Barratts salmebok to mark the 100th anniversary of the Pentecostal Church in Norway.

In 2002, he was awarded the Anders Jahre Cultural Prize (Anders Jahres kulturpris). Groth died on 27 August 2014, aged 68, from cancer. [1] [2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vinnere av Anders Jahres kulturpris 2002: Tone Vigeland, smykkekunstner, og Jan Groth, billedkunstner". Anders Jahres kulturpris. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Sangeren Jan Groth er død". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2014.
  3. ^ Jan Groth er død, NRK (in Norwegian)