Ted Gärdestad

1956 - 1997

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Ted Arnbjörn Gärdestad (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtɛdː ˈjæ̂ːɖɛˌstɑːd]; 18 February 1956 – 22 June 1997) was a Swedish singer, songwriter, musician and actor known internationally as Ted. Gärdestad began his acting career in 1966 and began playing music in 1971, signing with Polar Music. Assigned with in-house producers Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Gärdestad released his first single, "Hela världen runt," in late 1971 and worked closely with the four members of ABBA to create his debut album Undringar (1972). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ted Gärdestad has received more than 249,676 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ted Gärdestad is the 1,350th most popular musician (down from 1,133rd in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 528th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Swedish Musician.

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Among musicians, Ted Gärdestad ranks 1,350 out of 2,675. Before him are Gackt, José Cura, Barry McGuire, Larry Mullen Jr., Elliott Smith, and Calixa Lavallée. After him are Jimmy Dorsey, Nils Lofgren, Mike Dirnt, John Legend, Clive Davis, and Bev Bevan.

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Among people born in 1956, Ted Gärdestad ranks 262Before him are Ingrid Kristiansen, Milan Jelić, Simon Tahamata, Raimundo Pereira, Jesús Huerta de Soto, and Alain Perrin. After him are Ernie Brandts, Bill Maher, David M. Brown, Ulrike Meyfarth, Kevin Dunn, and Cris Morena. Among people deceased in 1997, Ted Gärdestad ranks 200Before him are Ronnie Lane, Lillian Disney, Voldemar Väli, Helen Jacobs, Eugène Guillevic, and Lars Ahlin. After him are Pilar Miró, Pedro Zaballa, Kathy Acker, Zaur Kaloev, Antoine Cuissard, and Martin Kippenberger.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Ted Gärdestad ranks 669 out of 1,296. Before him are Nina Persson (1974), Mari Jungstedt (1962), Jonas Åkerlund (1965), Gunde Svan (1962), Karl Staaf (1881), and Magdalena Forsberg (1967). After him are Erika Lust (1977), Klas Ingesson (1968), Mats Wahl (1945), Mic Michaeli (1962), Ruben Östlund (1974), and Freddie Ljungberg (1977).

Among MUSICIANS In Sweden

Among musicians born in Sweden, Ted Gärdestad ranks 18Before him are Åse Kleveland (1949), Peter Tägtgren (1970), Max Martin (1971), Jens Johansson (1963), Esbjörn Svensson (1964), and Kee Marcello (1960). After him are Mic Michaeli (1962), Alice Tegnér (1864), Quorthon (1966), Östen Warnerbring (1934), Eric Prydz (1976), and Anders Johansson (1962).