Thursday, 29 January 2009

En dag - Tommy Nilsson

Tommy Nilsson was born on March 11, 1960. He became lead singer of the Swedish heavy metal band Horizont in the late Seventies. He started a solo career in 1981, when he was signed to a French record company by producer Yves Accary. His single 'No way no how' sold one million copies, his debut album over 200,000 copies. After his debut album contained disco tracks and ballads, the next album was full of rock songs, composed by Nilsson and Alex Contanstinos. After two years of travelling between France and the United States, Nilsson decided to go back to Sweden. He first joined another metal band, Easy Action, who released two albums. The group eventually split up and Nilsson went solo again.

He represented Sweden in the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, the one that was won by Yugoslavia with one of the worst winning songs ever: 'Rock me' by Riva. Nilsson was placed fourth.

My collection: 7" single no. 2967
Found: Bea Records, February 21, 1998
Cost: 10 guilders
Tracks: 'En dag' / 'Someday'
Download: here

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