Jan Johansson

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Birthday
16, 1931
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Nov 9, 1968 (37)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1931
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Nov 9, 1968 (37)

About

Jazz artist whose album Jazz på svenska was Sweden's bestselling jazz release in history. His fame was mostly limited to his homeland.

Before Fame

He was the first European invited to be a part of the Jazz at the Philharmonic package.

Trivia

He composed Here Comes Pippi Longstocking, which was the theme song for Pippi Longstocking, the popular Swedish TV series.

Family Life

He was killed in a car accident in 1968. His sons, Anders and Jen Johansson, preserved their father's legacy through Heptagon Records.

Associated With

He was in college when he met saxophonist Stan Getz.