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Sweden's Roxette Is Making It Big Almost by Accident

Interview by J.D. Considine, Baltimore Sun, 23 September 1989

ALL AROUND THE WORLD, pop groups dream of making it big in America. Not only is the United States home to the biggest and most ...

Roxette's Got the Hook

Interview by Mark Rowland, Musician, July 1991

Guilty pleasures are the best kind ...


Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Per Gessle, b. 12 February 1959, Halmstad, Sweden; Marie Fredriksson, b. 29 May 1958, Halmstad ...

Roxette: Manchester Arena

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 5 July 2012

FORMED IN 1986, the Swedish duo Roxette were one of the biggest pop phenomena of the 1980s and 1990s. In 2012, the vast arena isn't ...

'It Must Have Been Love': Roxette's power ballad is a masterpiece of pain

Essay by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 10 December 2019

By following the Motown blueprint of blending ecstatic music with agonised lyrics, Roxette created the ultimate breakup song — and the late Marie Fredriksson delivered ...

Marie Fredriksson obituary

Obituary by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 13 December 2019

COMMANDING FEMALE VOCALISTS were never more popular than in the late 1980s, and for a time Marie Fredriksson, whose voice could blister paint or seduce ...


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