Knutsen & Ludvigsen

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Knutsen (right) and Ludvigsen (left) at Rådhusplassen in Oslo.
Photo: Philip Gabrielsen
Knutsen & Ludvigsen
drawn by Øystein Dolmen

Knutsen & Ludvigsen (Translated names: "Tootson" and "Ludiwood") was a Norwegian singing duo consisting of Øystein Dolmen ("Knutsen") and Gustav Lorentzen ("Ludvigsen").[1]

Writing and performing various songs mostly aimed at children, they released seven albums, two of which received Spellemannprisen - the Norwegian Grammy.[2] They had several #1 hits, including "Grevling i taket", "Hallo! Hallo!" and "Dum og deilig". Since the late '90s, they have enjoyed a cult status among young Norwegians, performing a series of reunion concerts.[1]

October 26, 2006, TV 2 broadcast the program "Knutsen & Ludvigsen - The Full Story". The Norwegian Pop & Rock Encyclopedia says: "This was more than a famous duo - Knutsen & Ludvigsen was an institution. The whole rock generation of the nineties was nourished by their records."[3]

On 21 April 2010, Gustav Lorentzen died from a heart attack while participating in an orienteering race near Bergen. He was 62.


  • Knutsen & Ludvigsen (1970)
  • Brunost no igjæn (1972) #23[4]
  • Nr. 3 - Tut (1974)
  • Bakklandet Bassangforening: Ned Med Nidaros (1975)
  • Du milde Mosart! (1977)
  • Fiskepudding! Lakrisbåter! (1980) #13[4]
  • Juba Juba (1983) #3[4]




  1. ^ a b "Allmusic bio". All Media Guide. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  2. ^ "Spellemannprisen winners and nominations 1972". Spellemannprisen. Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  3. ^ Norsk Pop & Rock Leksikon, Oslo 2005: "Dette var mer enn en berømt duo - Knutsen & Ludvigsen var et begrep. Hele rockegenerasjonen fra 90-tallet var oppfostret på platene deres."
  4. ^ a b c "Norwegian charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  5. ^ a b "Norwegian charts archive". IFPI Norway. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2010-02-25.