The REAL one: http://www.facebook.com/RealRoxette Marie Fredriksson talks about her illness (in swedish). Part of the upcoming Roxette-documentary...
Heading West by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Roxette is a Swedish pop rock duo, consisting of Marie Fredriksson (vocals) and Per Gessle (vocals and guitar). Formed in 1986, the duo became an international act in the late 1980s, when they released their breakthrough album Look Sharp! Their third album Joyride, which was released in 1991, became just as successful as its predecessor. Roxette went on to achieve nineteen UK Top 40 hits and several US Hot 100 hits, including four US number-ones with "The Look," "Listen to Your Heart," "It Must Have Been Love," and "Joyride." Other hits include "Dangerous," "Fading Like a Flower," "Dressed for Success," and "The Centre of the Heart." Before coming together to form the duo, Fredriksson and Gessle were already established artists in Sweden, with Fredriksson releasing a number of solo albums and Gessle being the lead singer and songwriter of Gyllene Tider, which had three No. 1 albums. On the advice of the managing director of their record label, they came together to record "Neverending Love," which became a hit single in Sweden. After the release of Don't Bore Us, Get to the Chorus!, a greatest hits record, the duo took a hiatus from the mid-1990s before returning with the albums Have a Nice Day (1999) and Room Service (2001). They continued to chart in other territories, mainly in Europe and Latin America, where they earned various Gold and Platinum awards until the beginning of the new millennium. In 2002, the duo took a break from recording and touring when Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Gessle went on to release solo albums and reunited with Gyllene Tider before Roxette took to the stage together again for the first time in 8 years, in 2009, during Gessle's European Party Crasher tour. In 2011, they released Charm School, their first studio album in ten years. This was followed by Travelling a year later. Their songs "It Must Have Been Love" and "Listen to Your Heart" continue to receive wide radio airplay, with both singles recently receiving awards from BMI for achieving five million radio plays. They have sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide, with over 10 million in certified units from Germany, the US and the UK, achieving gold and platinum certifications for Joyride and Look Sharp! in all three regions
Support Us: http://www.patreon.com/FaceCulture Per about his early musical influences, collecting records, New Wave music, becoming a performer, a 60s style of songwriting, sudden international success with Roxette, Look Sharp! and Joyride, staying in Stockholm. More video's: http://www.FaceCulture.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/_FaceCulture Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FaceCulture Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faceculture Video interview with singer and songwriter Per Gessle who is also one half of Swedish pop duo Roxette. FaceCulture spoke with Per about his early musical influences, collecting records, New Wave music, becoming a performer, a 60s style of songwriting, sudden international success with Roxette, Look Sharp! and Joyride, staying in Stockholm, Marie exploring her voice, grunge music, their musical identity, a changing music industry, differences between generations, Marie having to stop touring, his solo album Small Town Talk, personal songs, and a lot more! (26/06/2018)
Roxette on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RealRoxette Roxette Interview on CBS-This Morning! September 2012.
Marie Fredriksson dropped on the floor. Roxette Fail In Kaunas 2014-11-25
FRIDA LYNGSTAD - Her Daughter Liselott & Frida's Grandson - Frida's Parents Frida lost her Daughter in a car accident. Liselott had a son, Frida's Grandson. Pictures of her Grandson are included in this video. You'll see Frida with her parents also.
Roxette were one of the biggest global pop acts of the '90s, selling over 75 million records around the world and dominating the charts with songs like "The Look," "Listen to Your Heart," "Joyride," and "It Must Have Been Love," all four of which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Hailing from Halmstad, Sweden, Roxette are a duo featuring vocalist Marie Fredriksson and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Per Gessle. Fredriksson and Gessle first met in the late '70s, when she was a member of the pop combo Strul & Ma Mas Barn and he played with Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden's biggest groups of the late '70s and early '80s. In 1981, after Fredriksson's group broke up, she joined Gyllene Tider as backing vocalist for a concert tour, and later worked with them in the studio in the same capacity. In 1984, Fredriksson released her first solo album, Het Vind (Hot Wind) and Gessle contributed a song for the sessions; the same year, Gyllene Tider recorded their only English-language album. Pearls of Passion The Heartland Café proved to be Gyllene Tider's last album for a 20-year period, and Gessle decided it was finally time for him and Fredriksson to record a project together. As Roxette, they cut a single in 1986, "Neverending Love," which was a major hit in Sweden, and a number of songs Fredriksson and Gessle had earmarked for her third solo album became the basis of the first proper Roxette album, Pearls of Passion. In hopes of greater international success, Roxette wrote and recorded their material in English, but while Pearls of Passion was a hit at home, Capitol/EMI didn't bother to release the album in the United States. The same fate initially befell 1988's Look Sharp! until an American student studying in Sweden brought a copy of the album home to Minneapolis and persuaded a DJ at a local radio station to give "The Look" a spin. The song clicked with listeners, and soon Capitol rush-released Look Sharp! in the United States; both "The Look" and "It Must Have Been Love" went to number one on the singles charts, and the album went platinum, establishing Roxette in the States and kickstarting their career in Europe. Joyride Their next album, 1991's Joyride, also went platinum in America, and it was followed in 1992 by Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotel Rooms and Other Strange Places, a collection of material recorded during the group's 1991 world tour. In 1994, Roxette released Crash! Boom! Bang!, which was successful in Sweden and Europe but failed to live up to the sales figures of their second and third albums in America. In 1996, Roxette went on hiatus after recording a Spanish-language album, as Gyllene Tider staged a reunion tour and Gessle released a solo album. Roxette returned to duty in 1999 with the album Have a Nice Day, and Room Service followed in 2001, with the duo making a high-profile appearance as part of the Eurovision Song Contest. However, in the fall of 2002, Roxette was forced to curtail their activities when Fredriksson was diagnosed with a brain tumor; over the next several years, she focused on her recovery and recorded solo material, while Gessle also pursued solo projects and staged another Gyllene Tider reunion. Charm School In 2008, Gessle surprised fans at a concert in Amsterdam when he brought out Fredriksson to sing several Roxette hits, and in 2009, the duo staged a comeback tour that sold out halls all across Europe and the Netherlands. With Fredriksson back in fighting shape, Roxette returned to the recording studio and 2011's Charm School was their first album of new material in ten years, and was followed by another successful world concert tour that stretched for two years. The lead single from the album -- "She's Got Nothing On (But the Radio)" -- hit the top of the European Airplay charts that January. 2012 saw the release of their ninth effort, entitled Travelling. It was originally going to be called Tourism 2, a direct sequel to their 1992 album, but EMI insisted on avoiding album titles with numbers. The album featured the lead single "It's Possible," and went on to enter the Top 10 album chart in four countries. 2016 would mark the duo's 30th year together, and a huge tour was planned for the occasion. After brief stints pursuing other projects -- Gessle once again reunited with his boy band and Fredriksson promoted her solo album Nu -- the RoXXXette 30th Anniversary tour kicked off in late 2014. It was scheduled to coincide with the release of their tenth studio album, 2016's Good Karma, but due to Fredriksson's recurring ill health, the tour had to be cut short in February 2016.
Roxette Comeback 2011 Roxette-The Story of a Friendship.