Bjarne Liller

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Bjarne Liller
Birth nameBjarne Bent Rønne Pedersen
Also known asBjarne Liller
Born(1935-09-25)25 September 1935, Vesterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died6 September 1993(1993-09-06) (aged 57)
GenresDixieland, jazz, pop music
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsBanjo
Associated actsViking Jazz Band

Bjarne Bent Rønne Pedersen, known as Bjarne Liller (25 September 1935 – 6 September 1993), was a Danish jazz musician and singer-songwriter.

Biography[edit]

Liller was born on Vesterbro, Copenhagen.[1] He got his breakthrough as a banjo player and singer in Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band.[2]

He played with the Viking Jazz Band from 1956–70, and again from 1976-79, and made around 30 records with the band. He was also a successful solo artist, mainly in the pop music genre.[3] He worked with John Mogensen,[3] and got a gold record for selling 100,000 copies of his solo pop hit "Billet mrk./Ensom dame 40 år".[1]

He finished second at the 1979 Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, singing the duet "Alt er skønt" with Grethe Ingmann. Liller received a silver record for 25,000 copies sold of each of his two albums "Man kan ikke gøre for, at man har charme" (1975) and "Livet er skønt" (1976).[2]

He appeared in three Danish films; as a singer in "Thorvald og Linda" (1982), and in minor roles in Erik Clausen's films "Den store badedag" (1991) and "De frigjorte" (1993).[4]

Liller credited Kim Larsen and Erik Clausen for re-igniting his passion for music during the last years of his life.[2] He was active until his death in September 1993.[5][6]

A sold-out benefit concert was held by his former jazz colleagues at the Tivoli Gardens later that month.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bjarne Liller profile, gravsted.dk; accessed 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "DØDSFALD: Bjarne Liller Pedersen, musiker", Politiken, 8 September 1993.
  3. ^ a b "NEKROLOGER: Sangeren og jazz-musikeren Bjarne »Liller « Pedersen, 57", Weekendavisen, 10 September 1993.
  4. ^ BJARNE LILLER profile Archived 2012-07-24 at Archive.today, Danish Film Institute website; accessed 19 November 2017.
  5. ^ Marie Louise Schrøder, "Liller død af lunge-kræft", Ekstra Bladet, 8 September 1993.
  6. ^ "Nekrolog: En tone af livet på godt og ondt", Berlingske Tidende, 8 September 1993.
  7. ^ Anders-Bo Larsen, "FULDT HUS TIL LILLERS MINDEKONCERT", B.T., 17 September 1993.