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R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« on: December 10, 2019, 08:11:22 PM »
I only know their hits, but Marie Fredriksson had quite a stunning voice. 

If you listened to the radio in the late 80's/early 90's, you know songs like The Look, Joyride and Fading Like a Flower (my favorite), and if you've seen Pretty Woman, you know It Must Have Been Love.

She has passed away at 61. R.I.P.

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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2019, 08:16:08 PM »
I saw Roxette in a radio festival.

Was pleasantly surprised how entertaining they were but how powerful her voice was.

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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2019, 08:18:55 PM »
I saw Roxette in a radio festival.

Of course you did. :lol :P



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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 09:03:22 PM »
They were big when I was in jr high. I liked their hits.
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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2019, 01:04:53 AM »
17 years with the disease. Awful. I too knew just the hits, it's so bad that whenever I'll listen Sleeping in My Car again I'll remember this unfair loss (no one deserves that horrible disease).
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 06:34:50 AM »
I had Roxette in music roulette I was participating in. RIP, I listened to the album Joyride a lot in my pre hard rock & metal days. She did have a great voice.
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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2019, 07:03:21 AM »
Roxette was masterfully done pop-rock, and a big part of that was Marie Fredriksson.

She was one of the golden voices of the 80's, and i'm never afraid to say i enjoy Roxette! :metal

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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2019, 08:12:42 AM »
Wow, too young to go. I also loved Roxette's hits. It Must Have Been Love is just a perfect ballad and her voice is just stunning.

Opeth actually covered a solo track of hers on the Watershed special edition that Mikael sung in Swedish. It was 'Den ständiga resan'.
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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2019, 10:50:27 AM »
I had a soft spot for their early hits when I was in grade school and jr high in the mid-late 80's/early 90's.

very sad she lived with brain cancer for 17 years. I just was diagnosed with Diabetes, but can't even imagine that.

RIP Marie.

also it was pointed on Facebook, out how Kevin Gilbert actually worked with Roxette/played some keys on a few of their tracks which I had no idea.
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2019, 02:28:45 PM »
RIP Marie Fredriksson  :heart
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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2019, 04:11:00 AM »
A star.  :heart always loved her voice and their music.

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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2019, 08:39:56 AM »
R.I.P. She had a very good voice.

Crash Boom Bang is great, easily my favorite song by Roxette.


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Re: R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette singer)
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2019, 08:50:02 AM »
Out of the immediately-not-obvious hit songs, I always had a soft spot for You Don't Understand Me, such a tender and moving ballad.
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