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Per Håkan Gessle [IPA: pæːr 'gɛslɛ] (born January 12, 1959, in Halmstad, Sweden) is the songwriter and male lead singer of the Swedish bands Gyllene Tider and Roxette. He is also a guitarist. January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Halmstad [hulm-stɑː(d)] is a port, university, industrial and recreational city at the mouth of the Nissan River in Halland in south-western Sweden. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... Gyllene Tider 2004 Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop band. ... Roxette is a Swedish pop double act, sometimes rock influenced, that consists of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle. ...

Per Gessle
Per Gessle

He was a founding member of Gyllene Tider in 1978, and together with a friend, singer Marie Fredriksson, began Roxette in 1986. He has also participated with the Swedish singer Nisse Hellberg in the project The Lonely Boys and wrote Belinda Carlisle's 1997 UK top 10 hit single Always Breaking My Heart. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (608x660, 148 KB)Per Gessle, live in Helsinki, Finland, September 2003. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (608x660, 148 KB)Per Gessle, live in Helsinki, Finland, September 2003. ... Gyllene Tider 2004 Gyllene Tider is a Swedish pop band. ... Marie Fredriksson 2006   is best known as the lead singer of the Swedish pop duo Roxette. ... The Lonely Boys (in Swedish, ”De Ensamma Pojkarna”) is a fiction book by Swedish author Mats Olsson about a young rhythm band from the south of Sweden in 1965. ... Belinda Carlisle, born Belinda Jo Carlisle (also known as Belinda Kurczeski); on August 17, 1958 in Hollywood, California, is the lead vocalist and a founding member of the all-female rock & roll band The Go-Gos and also a successful solo artist. ...


As of 2007, he has released five solo albums: 2007 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The album Mazarin is five times platinum as of February 2004 in Sweden. Only The World According To Gessle and Son of a Plumber are in English; the others are sung in Swedish. Per Gessle and Scener were re-released together with a demo album in 1992 as På Väg. In 1997 Hjärtats Trakt was released, as a best-of album. The World According To Gessle is a solo album by Per Gessle, released in 1997. ... Mazarin is an album released by Swedish musician Per Gessle in 2003. ... Son Of A Plumber (Capitol Records) is an album released by Per Gessle, who is one of Sweden’s most famous artists today. ... En Händig Man is an Swedish language album released by Per Gessle. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Per Gessle released his second English album called Son of a Plumber in November 2005. The album contains all of Gessle's musical heritage. His father was a plumber and the 2-disc album contains a song dedicated to him, Kurt - The Fastest Plumber In The West. On the album, some noted musicians, such as Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundqvist, Helena Josefsson, and Jens Jansson, partake. In Sweden, the album sold platinum on the first day of release. The album was also released in several other European countries in April 2006. Clarence Öfwerman is best known as the longtime producer of Roxette, having been with the band from Look Sharp! in 1988 through 2001s Room Service, Roxettes most recent full-length album release. ... Christoffer Lundqvist in 2001. ... Helena Josefsson is a Swedish singer, composer and lyrics writer, and the lead singer in the band Sandy Mouche. ...


Discography

Singles

  • "Do You Wanna Be My Baby?" (1997)
  • "Kix" (1997)
  • "I Want You To Know" (1997)
  • "Här Kommer Alla Känslorna (På En Och Samma Gång" (2003)
  • "På Promenad Genom Stan" (2003)
  • "Tycker Om När Du Tar På Mej" (2003)
  • "C'mon / Jo-anna Says" (2005)
  • "Hey Mr. DJ (Won`t You Play Another Love Song)" (2006)
  • "I Like It Like That" (2006)
  • "En Händig Man" (2007)

External links

  • Son Of A Plumber Official Site
  • Per Gessle Official Site
  • The Daily Roxette
  • R2R - Per Gessle Forum
  • Per Gessle Net
  • The Lonely Boys

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