Claes-Göran Hederström passed away (Swedish representative of 1968)

Claes-Göran Hederström was born in 1945 in Danderyd outside of Stockholm.
His sucessful career began when he own Melodifestivalen in 1968 with the song “Det verkader verka kärlek, banne mej”.
This was described as the first pure pop song to win the Melodifestivalen and, at the age of 22 years, quickly became a teen idol.

This song was written by Peter Himmelstrand and reached 5th place in Eurovision Song Contest 1968.

Song also became successful in Svensktoppen and Kvällstoppen.

In 1972 his album “Här ute på landet” also ended up in Svensktoppen, and together with the artist Nina Lizell, one of their songs ”Fönstret Mitt Emot” had success.

In 1973 he took part in Melodifestivalen with the song “Historien om en vän” and came 8th place.

In the early 1970s, Hederström moved to Norrköping after becoming a member of the dance band Max Rogers. Soon after, he took a long break from his musical career and worked as many things as a substitute teacher.
At the end of the 1990s, he started performing and touring again with the dance band Sten & Stanley.

He describes the fact that he became an artist as a coincidence in an interview with Swedish media TT on his 75th birthday.

“Much has been a coincidence. It is coincidences that rule, then you can choose to say yes or no to things,”
“It begins to work love, banne me”

In 2020 he was inducted into Melodifestivalen’s Hall of Fame. Sadly Claes-Göran Hederström passed away on 8th October 2022.

ESCBEAT Team wants to send our condolences to his family, friends, and everyone who knew his personally or was a fan of his work.

I am orginally from Latvia but now live in Ireland.I been Eurovison fan since 2006.My huge intrest is to travel,music and cooking. Currently studiying graphical design

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