It’s May 30 – again! Happy Birthday, Marie!

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All photos by Kirsten Ohlwein

Is it the 30th of May again, already? It feels like we have celebrated a very special birthday only yesterday. So, apparently, another year has gone by. Many great Roxette shows are behind us and many great things are still to come (more shows, a biography of the woman, a new album).

So, here we are again. The Roxetteblog team wishes the invincible, strong, brave, iconic and ebullient Marie Fredriksson a very happy 29th birthday. (Women never get older than 29, we all know that!) Have a great day! We are certain that there are some fans out there in Antwerp who not only enjoyed another great show of the European leg of the World Tour 2014-2016 but who definitely will get the chance to congratulate you in person today.

Thanks for all the joy you bring, for the role model you are for so many of us and for the strength you keep to show to us. A strength that keeps us carrying on as well.

 

Any Per Gessle birthday party today?

Another year passed and Mr. G became 20454 days old today. Wishing a splendido birthday to Per! The past year was again full of fun, joy and treats in many forms and most importantly, we got some more gorgeous & cool music from him. Cheers to another busy year!

Do you have any plans about how to celebrate Per’s birthday? You can choose more than 1 from the list below. If you choose ”Other”, we would be glad to read about your plans in a comment.

 

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These photos in the collage were shared by Per during the past year at the uncountable number of Facebook pages he is handling. We are ready for even more pics until his next birthday, aren’t we?
How do you celebrate Per's birthday?

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Marie!

37The best singer of them all turns 56 today! The Roxetteblog team wishes Marie Fredriksson a wonderful day with family and friends.

For us, her birthday is reason enough to go back some years. (Photo: Kirsten Ohlwein/Kiwein)

You’ll find more videos on an article we wrote about Marie in June 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

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THE plecs, THE plecs! – special treat on Mr G’s birthday

I always wanted to see Sandra Knospe’s amazing plec collection. Then I thought this is something that probably everyone else would be happy to see. So I asked Sunny what she would think about presenting her guitar picks on RXB in a separate section and she liked the idea. We immediately started working on this project and it took some time, but now we (Sandra and RXB) are extremely proud and happy to present the PLECtionary.

What other date could we find to publish it, if not Mr G’s 55th birthday? 😉 Have a splendido birthday in the sunshine, Per!

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In the PLECtionary you can find all the plecs – except those few ones Sandra is missing – which are related anyhow to the Rox World.

Hats off to Sunny to take all these beautiful shots. I can tell it’s not easy to take pics of the metallic print on plectrums and sometimes even the base colour of the guitar picks is tricky to be photographed, but as you can see, Sandra did a great job with it. Not mentioning the trivia she shared with us. It’s always a pleasure to work together with PERfectionists. 😉 HUGE thanx again, Sandra and I hope to see the missing bits of your collection here soon!

Click here and check out the PLECtionary! You’ll always find it in the menu above.

 

 

Marie Fredriksson – a set of lovely backstage moments

While we are still badly missing the tour, I’ve put together some of those nice videos in which Marie is appearing during backstage rehearsals. You may remember Per once wrote this on Roxette Official: ”How could Marie go wrong with a band like this?” From these videos you can see that she didn’t go wrong with them at all. Pure fun!

By the way, once in a while it would be great to see some pics or videos of how Ms Effe is doing these days. Short videos from the studio where she’s working on her solo project would just be awesome. Until then, enjoy this set of lovely backstage moments.

Grattis på födelsedagen, Marie!

 

 

 

Hey, let’s celebrate! Roxette’s 25th birthday!


 

On July 8th, 1986 – 25 years ago – Roxette have released their very first single called “Neverending love”. It is a high time to organize some international celebration of this fact today and tomorrow..

RoxetteBlog Team highly recommends you to:

  •  change your avatar to the orginal “Neverending love” single sleeve (other sleeves and pictures from 1986 are accepted as well)
  • tag all your post with @Roxette Official on Facebook and with @TheRealRoxette on Twitter
  • post a “Neverending love” video – it is up to you to decide if you want the “moonlight&tree” version or the one with tables 🙂

 

Thanks Roxette Latinoamerica for idea and inspiration!

World Tour 2011: Bucharest, Romania – May 30 #30

15,000 Romanian fans attended the very special gig that took place on Marie Fredriksson’s birthday. Looking at the clips, it seems like all previously planned actions took place – so there was singing of “Happy birthday” before “Perfect day”, “The ballad hits” hearts up in the air during the song and stars during “Silver blue”.

Setlist

01. Dressed For Success
02. Sleeping In My Car
03. The Big L.
04. Wish I Could Fly
05. Only When I Dream
06. She’s Got Nothing On (But the Radio)
07. Perfect Day (Happy birthday before the song + hearts)
08. Things Will Never Be the Same
09. It Must Have Been Love
10. Opportunity Nox
11. 7twenty7
12. Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
13. Silver blue
14. How Do You Do!
15. Dangerous
Band presentation
16. Joyride (introduced by “Ciuleandra”)

17. Watercolours in the Rain
18. Spending My Time
19. The Look

20. Listen To Your Heart
21. Church Of Your Heart

Articles and photos

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