R.I.P. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LeBon Bush, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love Thread Starter

  2. LeBon Bush

    LeBon Bush Hound of Love Thread Starter

    Roxette were part of my childhood. My sister had all of their albums on tape (most likely still has them), and I would often listen to their music on the Walkman, especially the "Joyride" and "Look Sharp!" tapes. Very sad news.
  3. carrolls

    carrolls Forum Resident

    Great pop band of the 90s. She did a few Roxette reunions recently. RIP.
  4. Ern

    Ern Forum Resident

    In 1995 I bought Don't Bore Us Get To The Chorus, so many great songs!
    Great memories!
  5. A well respected man

    A well respected man Some Mother's Son

    Madrid, Spain
    Terrible news :(. Roxette succeeded when I was starting to get into music (12-15 years old) and for a while it was my favourite band. I moved on to other things, but sometimes I listen to them for the memories. Now, as their song said, "things will never be the same".
  6. Binni

    Binni Forum Resident

    I was a huge Roxette fan in my early teens. Still listen to them from time to time.

    Rest in peace Marie. :cry:
  7. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I was just wondering how she was the other day. I knew she’d retired from touring and Roxette a few years ago and there’d not been much news since then. Very sad news today.
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  8. OptimisticGoat

    OptimisticGoat Everybody's escapegoat....

    Very sad news. She had a great voice and presence. Roxette were a talented pop band.
  9. JAuz

    JAuz Forum Resident

    Wow. "The Look" was like nothing else on the radio in North Florida in the late 1980s. It took a while to figure out who that band was but after I did I got Look Sharp! as soon as I could save up enough money for it. They really hit it big after Pretty Woman came out.
  10. SBurke

    SBurke Nostalgia Junkie

    Philadelphia, PA
    RIP. Great pop voice. I wasn't aware how ill she had been -- sounds as if she struggled mightily for many years.
  11. Paul H

    Paul H The fool on the hill

    Nottingham, UK
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  12. nosliw

    nosliw Azunyan! にゃーーー!

    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    RIP Marie Frederiksson :(

    I remember their song, "It Must Have Been Love" on the radio back in the 80s when I was a kid. Great singer and great band.
  13. sunspot42

    sunspot42 Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    I found out about a year ago how ill she'd been, really since the early 2000's. So unfortunate.
  14. edvj

    edvj Forum Resident

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  15. wiseblood

    wiseblood Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    Very sad. When I was a young kid in the early 90s I called Rikenbacker to see if I could buy their posters that I always saw at my local music shop and they did me one better and sent them out for free. They sent the Lennon poster, Townshend, Susanna Hoffs, Petty, Chris Squire, and Roxette. I recognized them from TV but didn't listen much. I still hung that poster up because the people at Rickenbacker were so cool to have sent them all out for free. Here is that poster.


    RIP Marie. Too young to go.
  16. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Just saw "Long Shot" the other night!
    One of their songs got the spotlight, smack in the middle of the movie!

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  17. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

    Bærum Norway
    This is a sad day, i have been following Roxette since the late 80s when they
    had their first big hit " The Look ", i was lucky to see them live here in Norway in 1994
    RIP Marie Fredriksson :love:
  18. Roxette wrote some of the best music to be played on the radio.
  19. Brother_Rael

    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

    Scottish Borders
    Sad news, RIP. Way too young to go.
  20. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    I used to love Roxette.
  21. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

    New York, NY, USA
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  22. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Yes, she must have suffered a lot. Very sad news :(

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  23. Basenote66

    Basenote66 Forum Resident

    Far too young and as someone’s said she had a great pop voice. RIP
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  24. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Very sad. Very cruel.

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  25. RIP Ms. Fredriksson.

    Sincere condolences to her family, friends, colleagues and many fans around the world.

    It is sad that she suffered for so long. Her music will live on.
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