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Name: Per Gessle  
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Date of Birth: 12th January 1959
Place of Birth: Halmstad, Hallands län, Sweden
Profession: Composer
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Per HÃ¥kan Gessle (born January 12, 1959) is the songwriter and male lead singer of the Swedish bands Gyllene Tider and Roxette. He was born in Halmstad, Sweden.

Per Gessle

He was a founding member of Gyllene Tider in 1979, 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.

As of 2004, he has released four solo albums:

  • Self-titled Per Gessle in 1983,
  • Scener in 1986,
  • The World According To Gessle in 1997, and
  • Mazarin in late 2003.

The album Mazarin is 5 times platinum as of February 2004 in Sweden. Only The World According To Gessle is in English, the others are 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, a best-of album.

Per Gessle is releasing a new English album on November 16th 2005 in Sweden called "Son Of A Plumber" (yes his father was a plumber!) On the album are some great musicans such as Clarence Öfwerman, Christoffer Lundquist, Helena Josefsson and Jens Jansson partake. The album contains all of Gessle musical heritage. Per expects to release the album outside of Sweden in the early turn of 2007. Hopefully a tour will follow suit with the fantastic success of Mazarin 2003!


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