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Gro Anita Schønn

Gro Anita Schønn

Gro Anita Schønn


Gro Anita Schønn (January 28, 1950 - April 24, 2001) was a Norwegian singer and actress originally from Røyken outside Drammen, Norway who enjoyed some popularity during the 70s. Schønn's music career began in 1966 with the band Sandie and The Shakemen, who were influenced by The Hollies and The Searchers. In 1967, she released her debut record, "Put Yourself in My Place / That's My Desire". The following year, she began performing as vocalist with the Terje Fjærns orkester, and was also briefly married to its orchestra leader. Read more on Last.fm
Gro Anita Schønn (January 28, 1950 - April 24, 2001) was a Norwegian singer and actress originally from Røyken outside Drammen, Norway who enjoyed some popularity during the 70s. Schønn's music career began in 1966 with the band Sandie and The Shakemen, who were influenced by The Hollies and The Searchers. In 1967, she released her debut record, "Put Yourself in My Place / That's My Desire". The following year, she began performing as vocalist with the Terje Fjærns orkester, and was also briefly married to its orchestra leader.

Schønn gained popularity especially by recording songs translated from English-language pop hits, including Lutfattig læregutt, a Norwegian version of the Dusty Springfield classic, Son Of A Preacher Man. She was discovered by Arve Sigvaldsen in 1969, and her big break came in 1970 with the song En enkel sang om frihet ("A Simple Song of Freedom"), and the summer after she came up with the song Er det underlig man lengter bort iblant (based on Buffy Sainte-Marie's 1968 song, I'm Gonna Be a Country Girl Again). In 1973, she scored another major hit with Eviva España. Schønn withdrew from the limelight in the early 80s, and began living a quiet and secluded life since then. In 2001, at only 51, she succumbed to double pneumonia.

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