Ted Gardestad

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Birthday
18, 1956
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 22, 1997 (41)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
18, 1956
Birthplace
Sweden
Death Date
Jun 22, 1997 (41)

About

Remembered for such 1970s and 1980s albums as Undrigar, Blue Virgin Isles, and Caramba, this vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist left behind his music career in his mid-twenties, but was posthumously recognized as one of the most accomplished Swedish musicians of his generation.

Before Fame

At the age of fifteen, he signed a contract with the Polar Music production company in his native Sweden. His debut single, "All Over the World," was released in the early 1970s.

Trivia

An occasional actor as well as a musician, he appeared at age ten in a Swedish television production titled A Small Town at the Turn of the Century and went on to act in the American film Story of a Woman.

Family Life

He and his brothers Kjell and Kenneth were raised in Stockholm County, Sweden. Suffering from a combination of anxiety, depression, and potentially paranoid schizophrenia, he committed suicide in his early forties.

Associated With

His Swedish musical contemporary and collaborator, Agnetha Faltskog, attended his 1997 funeral.

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