Olle Ljungström singing during the Forever Young tour in 2010
|Birth name||Lars Olof Gustaf Ljungström|
|Also known as||KW|
12 August 1961|
|Died||4 May 2016
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Years active||1977 – 2016|
Lars Olof "Olle" Gustaf Ljungström (12 August 1961 – 4 May 2016) was a Swedish singer, songwriter, and musician. Ljungström grew up in Vaxholm. He was vocalist and guitarist in the group Reeperbahn from 1979 to 1984; since the early 1990s he performed solo.
Ljungström began his musical career as vocalist and guitarist in the Swedish rock group Reeperbahn. The group, which initially also consisted of Dan Sundquist (bass), Eddie Sjöberg (guitar) and Peter Korhonen (drums), made their self-titled debut album in 1979. On their first LP, Reeperbahn used both Swedish and English lyrics, but later on settled for only Swedish songs. The group made three more full-length albums, Venuspassagen (1981), Peep-Show (1983) and Intriger (1983) before splitting up in 1984.
Heinz and Young
After Reeperbahn, Ljungström briefly formed a duo named Heinz & Young with Heinz Liljedahl (from the band Ratata). The duo released only one album entitled Buzzbuzzboys... in 1984, with only English lyrics. The album included compositions by both artists with the double A-side single "No Matter at All" / "California dreamin'" released as a 7" single.
Liljedahl has also collaborated with Ljungstrom on the latter's first six solo albums 1993-2002.
Ljungström has also appeared on songs by other artists from time to time; he contributed to the group Wilmer X's record Hallå Världen, with the song "Jag är bara lycklig när jag dricker" (translates to "I'm only happy when I'm drinking").
- Solo albums
|1994||Världens räddaste man||10|
|1998||Det stora kalaset||10|
|2000||En apa som liknar dig||12|
|2013||Släng in en clown||5|
- Compilation albums
|2010||Original Album Series||42|
|2013||Så mycket Olle Ljungström||2|
- with Reeperbahn
- 1979: Reeperbahn
- 1980: No / Time / Outside Wall / Flowers (EP / maxi-single)
- 1981: Venuspassagen
- 1982: Samlade singlar (compilation album)
- 1983: Peep-Show
- 1983: Intriger
- 1993: 79-83 (compilation album)
- with Stry Terrarie
- 2006: R U Sockudåpad?
- 1997: "Nåt för dom som väntar"
- Jag är både listig och stark (Norstedts, 2011)
- "Olle Ljungström död". DN.se. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
- "Nils Hansson: Det var aldrig tryggt och pålitligt med Olle Ljungström". DN.SE. Retrieved 4 May 2016.
- "Olle Ljungström är död". Aftonbladet. 2016-05-04.
- LesCharts.com: Tal discography
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