Johan Johansson (musician)

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Johan Johansson
Johan Johansson sings with Monark X
Background information
Born (1961-04-23) 23 April 1961 (age 58)
GenresRock, punk
InstrumentsGuitar, drums, bass
Years active1977-2018
Associated actsKSMB, Strindbergs, John Lenin, Kjell Höglund, Lars Winnerbäck, Stefan Sundström, Carl Johan Vallgren, Sanna Carlstedt, Dick Lundberg

Johan Georg Johansson (born April 23, 1961 in Stockholm) is a writer and musician (drums, guitar, bass, vocal). He is most famous for his time as songwriter and drummer for the Swedish punk-rock band KSMB.


In 2008, Johansson was awarded the Svenska Vispriset, an annual prize which is awarded to a person or organisation for developing and furthering the art of folk singing, by Riksförbundet Visan i Sverige.[1]

He and his family moved from Hornsgatan to Hagsätra during his birth year. In 1970 he moved to Skärholmen in Stockholm.

Johan has one child named Frans, with the writer Nina Lekander.


The first band Ingenting (means "nothing" on Swedish) was formed 1974 and played covers of song by bands like The Who and Iggy & the Stooges.

In 1977 the band Skärholmens Gymnasiums Punkensemble was formed, the band changed name and became later KSMB. Since the band was not so popular yet they played at the local clubs in Skärholmen, Stockholm in the beginning.

The same year which KSMB was split up (1982), Johansson together with Janne Borgh formed the new band Strindbergs'. Strindberg just played a couple of years until 1985. Johansson then started up a band called John Lennon (which later changed its name to John Lenin, to get away from Yoko Ono's lawyers).

In the 1990 his music turned in a different direction; his sound became more like Cornelis Vreeswijk.

In 2006 a solo album came up 10 years after the last, the album came together with the book I stället för vykort. The record contained a live-show with old and new material.


Johansson has also published two books, the travel book I stället för vykort (2006) and Wild Cards (2008), a book on festivals, and especially Storsjöyran.



  • 1980 - "Bakverk 80"
  • 1980 - "Aktion"
  • 1981 - "Rika Barn Leka Bäst"
  • 1982 - "Dé É Förmycké" (live)


  • 1983 - "Bibeln"
  • 1984 - "Med Strindbergs Ur Tiden"
  • 1984 - "Bombpartyt"

John Lenin

  • 1987 - "Peace For Presidents"

Johan Johansson


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