Marie

Happy Birthday, MARIE!

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Our colleagues from roxstar.fw.hu have made a puzzle with Marie, and those from littlemarie.net have put some scans from an interview in a Swedish magazine. You can see them all here.
We wait for you to come with more creations and wishes to put on the website!

I like living

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When Marie Fredrikssonreleased her first album it went straight into our hearts. A few years later her carrier went straight up as a singer in Roxette all around the world.
Now she is on her way back, but with a new understanding of life.

In the late teens Marie Fredriksson moved from the family in the south of Sweden to Halmstad. There she met, among others, Per Gessle.
She also appeared in few Gyllene Tider songs, but they had no major collaborations.

Instead, she did her own thing and penetrated the market with records like “Het wind” and “Sjunde vågen “. Her melancholy but still rock power songs and a voice that is both sensitive and strong at the same time (perhaps a legacy of the father Gösta which, according to Marie "sang just as Jussi Björling") went straight into the Swedish home and touched many souls.
In 1986, Marie and Per started to work together, and they formed the Roxette. After some years the success was huge and Marie became a world star.
With songs like The Look, Listen To Your Heart, Joyride and It Must Have Been Love, they enter in music history.

Tours lasted until 2001, with a gap of some years in the mid-90s when Marie get married and have two children. Otherwise, the success was tremendous with a busy schedule and millions of fans.
But in the autumn of 2002 Marie fell on the floor of her bathroom after a jogging tour. She was taken immediately to the hospital where doctors notice that she had a brain tumor.
We are now six years later and last summer she became healthy.
-- It is wonderful and I am fine. No more medication, but I have X-rays taken a couple of times a year. I will have to do this for a long time, she says.

Life changed drastically, and her attitude took a new direction. Now the family is the most important thing. And it’s good to enjoy everyday.

Marie back on stage!

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Today in the online edition of the newspaper Expressen, we can find the new about a come back of Marie Fredriksson to the scenes. She wants to feel again the love and the energy of the people.

She will be 50 on Friday and she will take part in a tour with many Swedish singers this summer.

Update:
According to Expressen, Marie Fredriksson will join this year’s Stjärnklart tour together with Lisa Nilsson and Måns Zelmerlöw.

The tour consists of 12 concerts in Stockholm, Norrköping, Göteborg and Malmö during November and December and is directed to Swedish companies who want to invite their employees to a nice gala before Christmas. Therefore tickets can only be purchased via companies, according to the organisation website.

Sources: Littlemarie.net, Expressen.se, Marie Fredriksson Online

Interview with Marie on her 50th aniversary!

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Marie Fredriksson has been calm after the storm. From 2002 she fought against a brain tumor, but last summer she was declared cancer free. Photo: Lars Pehrson / Scanpix 2005.

“I had a damn luck to get through.”

Article by Amanda Pietersen
Published : 23 Mai 2008 23:30

Marie Fredriksson writes new songs. Last summer came a happy news for her and all her fans: she is healthy.

It was in 2002 when Marie Fredriksson’s brain tumor was discovered, in the middle of a large Roxette commitment . Cancer forced her to change her life, a thing for which she is grateful.

-The rhythm was so incredibly intense. Today, it has been a different calm.. I do not have such a hurry anymore.

Marie Fredriksson life now is in strong contrast to the fully booked and stressful pop star's life she lived in. Today, it is one day at a time that she applies. Or rather, a half day.

--I have the luck that I can control my work myself and divide the day: work a few hours and then, I take it easy or do something else.

A major change for a person who describes herself as extremely lively and energetic since her childhood.

-- I have always been a dreamer, had much imagination, always drawn and written and sung and thought it was so nice. It was the only thing I was good at in school. Everything else, I was mediocre.

Marie Fredriksson also says that apart from being very active she always slept very little.

She did not calmed down as a teenager. On the contrary.

-I was totally lethal. I loved finding out things and had many interests. But being a teenager was also a hard time - but I can cope with it now, I do not insist on it.

It was nearly a year ago that the doctor could declare Marie Fredriksson cancer free.

Marie Fredriksson turns 50 - send your messages!

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Marie Fredriksson turns 50 on May 30th and as always, you can send your birthday wishes to mfbday@mariefredriksson.net , we will collect all of them and pass them on to Marie.

Deadline: May 28th

Please note:
all emails will be checked before forwarding them to Marie and that only birthday greetings are accepted. And remember Marie doesn’t speak German or Spanish or Russian, so write your message only in Swedish or English. And last but not least, the email address mentioned above is, obviously, NOT Marie’s private email address.
If you want to send a video, photo or any other huge file, please don’t attach it in the email but send a link to the file!

And since this time around is even more special, we’ve got some surprises for those who send a message for Marie. Send the nicest, most creative, longest, shortest, most touching message (*) and you’ll have a chance to win one of the items below, courtesy of Mikael Bolyos, Marie Fredriksson and D&D.

- Ett bord i solen single (this item was sent as invitation for the exhibition with the same name in February)
- Ett bord i solen artbook - signed by Marie!
- Tid för tystnad CD

Remember, send your messages not later than May 28th!

Contest conditions:

- (*) Anybody who sends a message for Marie will automatically participate in the contest. Each message will get a number, at the end of the contest numbers will be picked up randomly to choose the winners.
- Don’t forget to send your full name and mailing address.
- As as it is usual, you can only participate once.
- Prizes cannot be paid out in cash and will be sent by standard mail only once.
- Winners will be announced in June.

Source:mariefredriksson.net

Marie Fredriksson gets a new award

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Last May 19 the Society of Swedish Popular Music Composers, known as the SKAP, granted to Marie Fredriksson the prize from the Fred Winters Memorial Fund, valued for 40.000 SEK (approximately 4.500 Euros).
SKAP distribute 35 stipends valued at SEK 40 000 each. Around 25 of these will be so-called SKAP-stipends. These can be awarded to authors within the whole range of popular music genres. One cannot apply to get these stipends - the awards are made by the Board.
SKAP organises professionally active music authors (composers, lyricists and arrangers) covering a wide range of genres. From jazz to folk music, from theatre & film music to children’s music, from pop and rock to hip-hop and heavy metal.
SKAP was founded in 1926, primarily with a goal to secure and distribute composers’ royalties from sales of gramophone records – this was opposed at the time by music publishers, and SKAP was a response to this opposition.
SKAP has 800 members including such well known names as Benny Andersson (ABBA),Per Gessle & Marie Fredriksson (Roxette) and Esbjörn Svensson (jazz).
The awards were delivered at 18.30pm in the prestigious GRAND HOTEL in the Vinterträdgården room, placed in Stockholm.

Source: TDR + Littlemarie.net

Another contest

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With the permision of Marie Dimberg from the managment of Roxette, we have for you 3 biographies of Marie Fredriksson made by the team of Littlemarie.

A magazine/book with 40 full colour pages. Din A4 format. Do you want one of these limited biographies of Marie?

Participate in our contest. Send to us the answer to this question:

1.- Which is the date and the place of Marie Fredriksson's birth?

2.- You must send to us your answer to: competition@littlemarie.net
The winners will have one magazine for person. Mails with virus won´t be accepted.

3.- The competition will start May 19th, 2008 and will finish May 31th, 2008.

4.- June 1th we will put the 3 winners in this blog (littlemarie.net --- n.t.)

Source : littlemarie.net

View Marie's works from her second exhibition (Ett bord i solen)

In the gallery section you can now view Marie's works, from february 2008, at Ett bord i solen.
You can also see some pictures of Marie that were published in the exhibition's album.

http://www.roxette.ro/en/gallery/Marie2008

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Thanks to mariefredriksson.eu

Marie, at the premiere of "Shine a light", the documentary about Rolling Stones

Marie, together with her husbang Mickael, were present at the premiere of "Shine a light" (the documentary about the legendary rock band Rolling Stones). The event took place on the 2nd of April, in Stockholm. It is known that Marie is a fan of Rolling Stones, being present at their last concert.

You can find more pictures with Marie on www.mariefredriksson.se.

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Per and Marie buy a hotel from the Mediterranean

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According to Travelguide magazine from Stockholm, Per and Marie will invest in the famous Mediterranean hotel KERKYRA BEACH HOTEL.
The Hotel is 3 km away from Corfu and 100 m from the beach. It looks like the lawyers are already preparing the papers and the tranzaction will take place this weekend, followed by a short vacation. The hotel has a recording studio, a hobby of the last owner, which will be used by Per and Marie for future recordings. It looks like we'll have a new album very soon.

Source: Travelguide

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