Göran Fristorp

Göran Fristorp was born May 26, 1948 in Örebro, Sweden. He first made his name singing with the duo Malta who won the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. But after the accolades of international competition, Göran Fristorp performed more as a solo artist and went on to establish himself as a gifted song-writer, even turning down an offer to work full time as staff song-writer for Tijuana Brass legend Herb Alpert in the USA. Recognized as a gifted and talented performer and songwriter, Fristorp has worked not only in his home country Sweden and in his ‘second home’ Norway.

As a solo performer, Fristorp has emerged as one of Scandinavia’s most important singer-songwriters, graduating from his early days as an electric guitar player to become one of Sweden’s finest acoustic guitarists. He released his first solo album “My Songs” in 1974 and went on tour opening for Dutch group Ekseption in 1974-75. Notably, his solo album featured a song “On the Way Home” which was subsequently borrowed and reworked by Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David for trumpeter Herb Alpert and recorded as “I Belong”. Göran worked extensively with Swedish composer Leif Strand, and their classic 1975 collaboration, “Göran Fristorp Sings Nils Ferlin” featuring some great songs is a very famous album in Norway and beyond.

In 2018 Göran released his musical take on poems from the Swedish poet Johannes Edfelt called “Göran Fristorp sjunger Edfelt”.