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Gessle receives Liseberg award in front of 5,500 people

GOTHENBURG - Per Gessle received the Lisbergsapplåd award yesterday in front of the first visitors to Gothenburg's amusement park, which had just opened its doors for this year's season.   Read the full story...


Per Gessle to receive “Lisebergsapplåd” award

GOTHENBURG (UPDATED) - This year's "Lisebergsapplåden" [Liseberg's Applause] award will go to Per Gessle "because he has made Sweden a happier place in the past 25 years with his sparkling pop-pearls" says Liseberg's marketing manager Pelle Johannisson in a note published on the amusement park's website today. Read the full story...


Interview with Per tomorrow on Swedish TV

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - As reported previously, Per will be featured on a TV series in which Swedish artists tell about the influences the 60s have had on their music. Read the full story...


Per taxed 1 million Euros in 2003

GOTHENBURG - According to Expressen, Per paid 9,563,784 SEK (1,049,800 Euros) of taxes in 2003. Read the full story...


Gessle rests into shape?

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - Last night Per Gessle and his band Mazarinerna played at fashion house Vero Moda's secret company gig in Nacka Strand, Stockholm. Read the full story...


Per tells about his 60s influences on TV

STOCKHOLM (UPDATED) - According to TT Spektra, Per Gessle will be one of the interviewees in Swedish national television's new series "Sixties." He will be one of the artists telling about the 60s influences in his music, especially The Byrds and The Troggs. Read the full story...


Per: “Horses are not my thing”

As one of the journalistic highlights of the century, Per Gessle tells Aftonbladet that "horses are not his thing."   "I have ridden a horse once. Read the full story...


Gessle on “Svensktoppen” – a success

STOCKHOLM - Last year Per Gessle's hit song "Här kommer alla känslorna" was the most successful song in one of Sweden's popular radio charts, Svensktoppen. Read the full story...


Per decides against the Song Contest

STOCKHOLM - Earlier this fall Per Gessle opened a door toward participating in the Swedish leg of the Eurovision Song Contest. Read the full story...


More awards for Per

STOCKHOLM - Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards have been presented for the first time ever in Sweden. Read the full story...


Per awarded by Swedish music publishers

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish Music Publishers Association (SMFF) had their annual Swedish songwriter awards in Nalen, Stockholm on Thursday. Read the full story...


SVT welcomes Gessle’s offer

STOCKHOLM - Reading yesterday's Aftonbladet made Thomas Hall, project leader for Melodifestivalen song contest at SVT, bounce with excitement. Read the full story...


Gessle reveals upcoming plans in GP interview

GÖTEBORG - "Maybe the concert at Ullevi wasn't our best one, but it had everything else: a complete experience, a fantastic audience. Read the full story...


Gessle at Melodifestivalen?

STOCKHOLM - According to an interview with Aftonbladet, Per Gessle might be interested in writing a song for next year's Swedish leg of the Eurovision Song Contest. Read the full story...


Award-time for Per Gessle – again!

STOCKHOLM - The award season hasn't even really started yet and Per Gessle still can add two more nominations to his ever-growing list: one as "Lyricist and/or Composer of the year" at the Musikförläggarnas Pris (Music Publishers Prize) and another as "Best Nordic Male Artist" at the first Swedish version of the popular Kids Choice Awards. Read the full story...


Gessle takes a time out

SUNDSVALL - Next year Per Gessle will disappear from the limelight. "It's a promise I've given my wife, Åsa. Read the full story...


Bengt Gessle: “My brother writes poor lyrics”

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish tabloid Expressen published a short interview with Bengt Gessle, Per's older brother, today. Read the full story...


Per says he feels “quite tired right now”

STOCKHOLM - A sold out Ullevi; 120,000 copies sold of "Finn Fem Fel" in 23 days; 412,000 sold tickets to see Gyllene Tider this summer. Read the full story...


Per’s grand piano to be sold in an auction

STOCKHOLM - A grand piano currently owned by Per Gessle is going to be auctioned later this month by Lilla Bukowskis Auctions. Read the full story...


Beda Hallberg beats out Gessle in museum contest

HALMSTAD - Beda Hallberg, the woman who came up with the idea almost a hundred years ago of selling small paper flowers on May Day to raise funds to fight tuburculosis, was declared the 'Halland Resident of All Time' last night in a contest in which Per Gessle had also been a finalist. Read the full story...


“Mazarin” goes 5 x platinum

STOCKHOLM - "Mazarin" climbs to #3 again this week and has been awarded a fifth platinum award! Read the full story...


Gessle collected four Grammis awards

STOCKHOLM - Last night, at Bern's in Stockholm, Per Gessle collected four Grammis awards (the Swedish equivalent of the Grammy) out of seven nominations. Read the full story...


“Ordinary” Per may be singled out as extraordinary in Halland’s history

HALMSTAD - As reported earlier this week, Per Gessle has been nominated as "Hallander of All Time" (Tidernas Hallänning). Read the full story...


Per didn’t make it in the P3 awards

GÖTEBORG - Per Gessle was nominated in two categories in Sweden's national radio's "P3 Guld" awards. Read the full story...


Per scores again

STOCKHOLM - Per got one out of four nominated awards at Radio NRJ Awards in Stockholm tonight. Read the full story...


“Mazarin” back on top

STOCKHOLM - All of the publicity surrounding the success with Per's "Mazarin" has propelled the album back to the top of the Swedish album charts. Read the full story...


Hat trick in Bears for Per!

STOCKHOLM - Per Gessle killed all opposition when he collected no less than three Rockbjörnar (Rock Bears) tonight at Cirkus on Djurgården in Stockholm. Read the full story...


No doubt of it: Per Gessle was #1 artist of 2003 in Sweden

Per Gessle's "Mazarin" solo album and the single "Här kommer alla känslorna (på en och samma gång)" were major hits last year. Read the full story...


Per nominated for three “Rock Bears”

STOCKHOLM - After preliminary voting by the readers of the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Per Gessle's name shows up as a final nominee in three categories for this year's Rockbjörnen awards. Read the full story...


Swedish TV4 broadcasts Per’s concert on New Year’s Day

One of the highlights of Swedish TV4's New Year's Day program is a shortened version of Per's Gothenburg concert from this summer. Read the full story...


Per’s “best of 2003″s

STOCKHOLM - Per answers some questions about 2003 from Aftonbladet's Per Bjurman: Best CD: The Cardigans "Long Gone Before Daylight". Read the full story...


“Our Daily Bread…”

STOCKHOLM - The Swedish Salvation Army has started selling a book named "Vårt dagliga bröd" (Our Daily Bread), which contains recipies of "25 famous faces' best bread". Read the full story...