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Lasse Holm

Lasse Holm
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Background information
Born (1943-12-09) 9 December 1943 (age 75)
Stockholm,  Sweden
GenresDansband music, Pop, Rock, Schlager
Occupation(s)Composer, Lyricist, Singer
InstrumentsPiano

Lars-Eric Gustav "Lasse" Holm (born 9 December 1943) is known as a Swedish composer, lyricist and singer of pop music and with a career spanning several decades.

Holm has also hosted and appeared in several television shows.

As singer

Since childhood, he was interested in music and was a member of a lot of pop music and rock music groups in the 1960s: Doug and the Millsmen, The Spacemen and The Moonlighters.

Holm and singer Monica Törnell represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 with the song "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek".

As songwriter

Holm is best known as a schlager composer. During the 1980s, he was a songwriter for Chips and country band Mats Rådberg & Rankarna. Holm often collaborated with Ingela 'Pling' Forsman

Holm has, by himself or in collaboration with others, written five winning songs in the Swedish Melodifestivalen: "Dag efter dag" by (Chips, 1982), "Främling" (Carola Häggkvist, 1983), "Bra vibrationer" by (Kikki Danielsson, 1985), "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek" (a duet by Holm and Monica Törnell, 1986) and "Eloise" by (Arvingarna, 1993).

Lasse Holm was (along with ABBA, Kiss, Prince) highlighted as an inspiration when Max Martin accepted the 2016 Polar Music Prize.[1]

As television host

Holm has hosted a number of Swedish TV shows such as Sikta mot stjärnorna, Pictionary and Diggiloo.

Notable songs

References

  • "Lasse Holm". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  1. ^ "Max Martin", polarmusicprize.org, 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.

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