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Encyclopedia > Gösta Sundqvist

Gösta Sundqvist (May 17, 1957 - August 15, 2003) was a famous Finnish musician and radio personality. He was the lead singer for Leevi and the Leavings since the forming of the band. The name "Leevi" is often mentally connected to Sundqvist personally. He kept himself almost completely hidden from publicity and Leevi and the Leavings never performed in front of a live audience. In the 1980s and 90s, Gösta and the band gave some interviews but after the year 2000 Sundqvist became a total media hermit. May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1957 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...

Sundqvist is best remembered by the songs he composed, arranged and wrote the texts to. His lyrics were down-to-earth which was probably the key to success among the Finnish public. In 1990 Sundqvist expanded his work to include radio comedy. He wrote several humorous shows for the radio station formerly known as Radiomafia, including Tietokoneenkorjauskurssi ("Computer repair lesson") and Koe-eläinpuisto ("Test animal park"). 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Sundqvist also wrote songs for singer Aarne Tenkanen, who was originally one of the characters appearing in Koe-eläinpuisto.

Gösta Sundqvist died abruptly in the middle of a creative period. Only hours before his untimely death, he was in a studio recording a new version of a Leavings song meant to appear on their next single. Gösta Sundqvist died in his home in Espoo on August 15 2003, being only 46 years old. Espoo (Esbo in Swedish) is a city on the Southern coast of Finland. ...



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