Kal P. Dal

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Kal P. Dal
Birth name Carl-Göran Ljunggren
Born (1949-01-28)January 28, 1949
Origin Arlöv, Scania, Sweden
Died January 18, 1985(1985-01-18) (aged 35)
Genres Rock and roll
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, guitarist, radio DJ
Instruments Guitar, singing
Years active late 1960s–ca 1984
Labels Sonet
Associated acts Pedalens Pågar

Kal P. Dal or Karl (Carl-Göran) Ljunggren (28 January 1949, Arlöv – 18 January 1985) was a rock musician from Arlöv in Scania (in Sweden). His most famous hit was the song "Blåa Sko'" ("Blue Shoes" in the Scanian dialect). Other hits were "Jonnie", "Bara Rock 'N' Roll" (a Scanian version of "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll), "Raka rör" and "Om ja' va' en slashas/Jag vill leva fri" (a version of "If I Were a Carpenter"). His debut album "Till Mossan!" ("To Mom!") peaked at number 7 on the Swedish album charts where it stayed for 14 weeks.[1]


He played at concerts at Akademiska Föreningen (The Academic Organisation) in Lund. It was there he met fellow Scanian and musician Peps Persson who convinced Sonet Records to release his music.[2][3] His debut album "Till Mossan!" ("To Mom!", 1977) peaked at number 7 on the Swedish album charts where it stayed for 14 weeks.[1] Later albums also charted, but didn't reach the same success.[4]

He also had a small part in the film Barnförbjudet (1979) [5]

Death and legacy[edit]

Carl Göran Ljunggren's (Kal P. Dal's) tombstone in Lund

He died on January 18, 1985, ten days before his 36th birthday. The death was caused by cerebral haemorrhage.[6]

After his death he got one of the local Pågatåg trains named after him.[7] All of the Pågatåg trains are named after famous people from Scania. In 2005 he also got a street in his home town Arlöv named after him.[8] It was originally suggested that he would get a statue instead,[9] and there is a Facebook group with thousands of members dedicated to making the statue a reality.[10][11]

Pascal, a rock band from Gotland, Sweden, made a cover of the song "Jonnie".[12] The well-known Swedish indie rock band Bob Hund have cited Kal P. Dal as an inspiration.[13]

Covers (with new Swedish lyrics)[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kal P. Dal – Till Mossan (album) Swedishcharts.com
  2. ^ Arlövskillen som blev kult, Linnéa Gudmundson, Lokaltidningen Svedala, 11 september 2010 (Swedish)
  3. ^ Kal P Dal – lika populära i dag som på 70-talet, Kristina Davidson, Skånska Dagbladet, 13 september 2010 (Swedish)
  4. ^ Discography Kal P. Dal Swedishcharts.com
  5. ^ Barnförbjudet (1979) at Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ Biografi Kalpdal.se (Swedish)
  7. ^ Nya pågatåg från Frankrike, Sydsvenskan, 5 December 2006 (Swedish)
  8. ^ Detta har hänt i Burlöv, Sydsvenskan, 19 March 2006 (Swedish)
  9. ^ Manifestation för Kal P. Dal Kalle Kniivilä, Sydsvenskan, 18 January 2010 (Swedish)
  10. ^ Kal P Dal som staty i Arlöv. on Facebook (Swedish)
  11. ^ Minnet av honom är så levande Marianne Pernbro, Skånska Dagbladet, 19 January 2010 (Swedish)
  12. ^ Pascal: ursinnigt melankolisk, Stefan Malmqvist, Svenska Dagbladet, 16 December 2005 (Swedish)
  13. ^ Kal P. Dal biography on Allmusic

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