Johnny Madsen

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Johnny Madsen
Johnny Madsen (2005)
Johnny Madsen (2005)
Background information
Born (1951-03-31) 31 March 1951 (age 71)
Thyborøn, Denmark
GenresRock, Folk rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, banjo, harmonica
Years active1975 – present

Johnny Madsen (born in Thyborøn, Denmark on 31 March 1951) is a Danish musician, songwriter and painter. [1]In the period 1983 to 1992, he was part of Dalton, a supergroup trio made of Madsen, Lars Lilholt and Allan Olsen. Johnny Madsen is living on the island of Fanø, where he has his own art gallery "Madsens Malerier". He has also been part of Hobo Ekspressen.


Johnny Madsen has been painting for many years, mostly inspired by expressionism and has mentioned Vincent van Gogh and Jens Søndergaard as inspirations. Madsen has exhibited in numerous galleries and at many events across Denmark and selected paintings are on permanent display at his art gallery on Fanø. In 2007, he published the book "Hvorom alting er", discussing the artistic process as he sees it, and showing a few of his own works. The book has only been printed in limited copies, with a few translated to English titled "By all means".[2]



Studio albums
  • 1982: De tørre er de best... men våde er de flest
  • 1986: Madsens septiktanker
  • 1987: Chinatown, Yellow Moon og den sorte fugl
  • 1988: Udenfor sæsonen
  • 1989: Nattegn
  • 1991: Bounty Blue
  • 1994: Ses vi i Slesvig
  • 1997: Room Service (1997)
  • 1998: The Blues
  • 1999: Checkpoint Charlie
  • 2001: Den blinde lotterisælger
  • 2003: Regnmanden
  • 2007: Spidsen af kuglen
  • 2011: Le New York
  • 2015: Godt nyt
Live albums
  • 1992: Halgal Halbal (double CD)
Compilation albums
  • 1996: Madsens bedste – 40 af de fede (double CD)
  • 2004: Madsen – på den anden side
  • 2007: De Tørre & de bedste (double CD + DVD)


  • 1992: Dalton
  • 2009: Tyve Ti
  • 2010: Var Her (Live 2 CDs +DVD) (with Allan Olsen and Lars Lilholt)


  1. ^ "Johnny Madsen". (in Danish). Gyldendal. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Bogen" (in Danish). Retrieved 8 November 2015.


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