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Friday, 18 August 2017

Frida Lyngstad Interview & Award ! 19th August 2017

You're not missing this year's meeting !

During the 1950s and 1960s they played together in hooks around Eskilstuna and Sörmland. Now, ABBA star Anni-Frid Lyngstad and musician Gunnar Sandevärn meet again for a public conversation - at home.

Saturday the 19th of August at 16.00, the third call is held in the series Alar talks with. Alar Kuutmann meets the singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad and musician Gunnar Sandevärn. The conversation takes place at an outdoor stage in Krusgårdsparken and lasts for about an hour. Free entrance.

In connection with the conversation, Anni-Frid Lyngstad will also receive the Eskilstuna municipality's music prize. Anni-Frid was awarded the 2014 prize but could not attend the award ceremony.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in Norway but moved as a little girl to Torshälla where she grew up with her grandmother. Anni-Frid was already singing as a child, and as a thirteen-year-old she began to tour Evald Eks orchestra. When she was 15, she started with Bengt Sandlund's big band. There she met her prospective husband, Ragnar Fredriksson, who played trombone but also pianist Gunnar Sandevärn. In 1964 and 1966, Anni-Frid toured as a vocalist together with Gunnar Sandevärn's trio. Gunnar Sandevärn then got a job as an entertainer on the Norwegian American Line, and Anni-Frid formed his own orchestra Anni-Frid Four with her husband Ragnar.

Anni-Frid won a talent hunt 1967, appeared in Hyland's corner and then moved to Stockholm. There she met Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog who later formed ABBA - Sweden's largest music export throughout the ages.

During the 1970's, Gunnar Sandevärn was part of the hugely popular Ingemar Nordströms orchestra. He is also "dad" to a series of texts on the Swedish top, such as Göta channel, where do all the beautiful dreams take the road and Krylbo Central.

Photo: Eskilstuna-Kuriren and Jacob Hansson

For more information:

Alar Kuutmann, Project Manager and Program Manager, 070-555 29 80, alar.kuutmann@gmail.com (for general questions about the Alar talk series).
 Annika Edetun Lahtinen, Anniversary Torshälla 700 years, 076-496 40 45, annika.edetun@eskilstuna.se (for questions about Torshälla 700 years and about the arrangement in general). 
Görel Hanser, Mono Music, 08-555 196 08, gorel.hanser@monomusic.se (for questions about Anni-Frid).
 Anette Pallhed, Communications Manager at Culture and Recreation Administration, +46 (0) 73-950 67 94, anette.pallhed@eskilstuna.se (for questions regarding the Eskilstuna municipality's music prize). 


Annifrid receives Eskilstuna's music prize - three years laterAnni-Frid Lyngstad, Abba-Frida, will come to Torshälla tomorrow to join the celebration of Torshälla 700 years. Among other things, she will receive the Eskilstuna municipality's music prize, which she received in 2014.
Torshällabon Alar Kuutman leads a series of conversations during the year and tomorrow he will talk to Frida who grew up in Torshälla as small.
Gunnar Sandevärn moved to Torshälla during the youth years from Norrland. He started his career as a pianist in various orchestras and toured with Annifrid Lyngstad in the 60's. 1963-1966 as an orchestra leader with Lyngstad as a singer.
"The first time I met Frida was at a school 1960. When she was over 15 years old, I thought she was a full-fledged artist already," says Gunnar Sandevärn.
He is loaded for tomorrow.
- It feels good. I have had time to think about this quite a while. It is clear that you are considering and looking at old notes.
Frida received the Eskilstuna municipality's music prize in 2014. Three years later, tomorrow she accepts it.
She was born in Norway and moved to Torshälla Hälla


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