Remembrance book for Marie Fredriksson
Dear fellow friends, dear fans of Marie Fredriksson, dear Roxette fans, dear kind people in this world,
our friend Marie has passed away on December 9, and many, many people in the world are heartbroken and would like to express their feelings. Not everyone can do so on the social media, not everyone can do so by coming to Sweden and signing the official remembrance book laid out in Stockholm.
We want to collect your thoughts, your grieve, but also your finest memories with Marie here. Please write down what you always wanted to say to her, we will collect each single entry of yours, put them into one single book and send it over to Marie’s family to show them how much she made this world better through you.
[All entries made before January 1, 2020 were taken over for the book. You will still be able to add your messages now but we cannot consider them for the book to Marie’s family anymore as it has been printed by now.]
The Daily Roxette had one copy of the book printed early January 2020 and handed it over to Marie Dimberg, Roxette’s manager and a very good friend of Marie Fredriksson and her family, in Göteborg on January 20, 2020. The printed version of the book is nearly 800 pages thick and it has a white cover. Its title “Tack för allt Marie” (Thank you for everything Marie) is written in silver and red letters on its sleeve.
Here you see some quick photos of the book, sadly there has never been a chance to take proper photos of this one copy as it arrived just before the evening we headed to Göteborg for the “En kväll för Marie Fredriksson” show.
If you are interested, you can download a simplified version (the printed version contains a few more blank pages to separate the chapters, for instance) of the book with all entries right here.
The entries are sorted alphabetically by names, this file is also searchable.
Entries with non-latin character sets are at the very end of the book. Most URLs have been removed as they make little sense in a printed book.
Download the file “TackForAlltMarieByTDR.pdf”
A great friend of mine gave me a Roxette cassette, the rest is history.
My last concert with my oldest son and good friend was in Adelaide. Sitting just 5 rows back, centre stage; it was unbelievable!
Marie was an amazing talent and a beautiful soul.
Thanks a lot for your great music. It will still lives on! R.I.P. Marie.
I remember first time I discovered Roxette and consequently music. I was about 12-13 years old. It was a video on TV of Listen to your Heart. I was impressed for the image of Marie, it looked an angel for me. I also got touched by how that sounded. After that, first thing I did it was go to the shop and buy the latest. That was Joyride album in cassette tape. I listened to those songs one time and another. Later, the rest of albums came. I loved how it sounded and I still do.
Roxette is part of my youth and my life. What you did is great.
Thanks Per. Thanks Marie, rest in peace.
I regularly played several of the bands beautiful ballads on my sound system and loved listening to her fantastic voice, full of energy.
Even though I didn't follow the band on social media regularly, I found myself quite sad and had chills on my arms as I recently read that she was no longer with us.
My wife and I were fortunate to see the band In Edmonton several years ago and were impressed with her obvious passion to sing, even though her health had already started to take a downward turn.
Peace be with her.
The day I heard Marie passed away, "I've turned into the broken one, who lost the inspiration".
I will never lose the inspiration because Marie's voice will always reach my heart, whenever I hear one of the many songs from Roxette that I love so much.
I've been listening to Roxette since I was 12 years old, and I still remember, very clearly, the day I heard her vocals in Almost Unreal and got mesmerized.
Thank you Marie for inspiring me for over 23 years now, you're a star forever.
Just listening to Roxette now on a sunny day & thinking of all the joy you brought me over the years Marie. Thank you for making my life better!
Roxette.. Per, y en especial la gran Marie!.. Que decir, fuiste mi gran compañia con tú dulce e inigualable voz, que hoy con mis 44 años te sigo escuchando como el primer día, y te escuchare por siempre! Solo extrañare tú preciencia física, porque tú melodia estaran en mi mente y corazon grabadas todo el resto de mi vida! Siplemente GRACIAS. Dios está contigo!
Je suis très bouleverser ; de le décès de la chanteuse , qui est unique dans ca profondeur de bonté de voix, et expression des parole de la musique qui vous pénètre dans le cœur plein d" amour ; et vous stimulent avec forces , et' parfois de chagrin d'amoure profonde ; comme tout fait partis aussi dans notre vie actuelle ….
Elle avait des expériences ; pour réaliser de la musique unique ; et je demande a Dieu dans mes prières qu'elle reviendras parmi nous comme avant ; plus jeune et forte ,de nous donner de retour : des toutes les chanson que nous remplies notre esprit plein d'amour et de ca perfection de sagesse , proche a une amour parfait ; unique de ca voie de chanson.
Moi demande a Dieu , quelle puise venir de retour , je sais que la vie continue au paradis , et peut nous visiter , si nous le demande dans notre prière ….a Dieu ...je vous aime éternellement Marie Fredriksson …..! From Bruxelles , of Pasquale Vitulano
I was just a little boy and I heard a different song at a friend's house, different from what I was used to hearing ... the music was vibrant, it was different. It wasn't long before I was totally interested and I headed towards the record player in which I came across a photo of a woman, a man and an elephant ... it was Joyride. I never heard the song the same way again. So many songs, so many moments listening for hours and hours on my old walkman, the tapes, singing along. Roxette opened my ears to a different world, to different sounds. From then on things would never be the same. It was my childhood years in the eighties until today at the age of 39. Thank you Roxette! For everything. For fun, sensitivity, well-played music, well-written music, well-sung music. Thank you very much for showing me what real music is, thank you for being part of the singer that I am today. Best band ever. Marie, speechless. Your unique voice made me love the songs for all this years. Sweet voice and in the same time strong. May we meet one day and remember such good things! Love. Michael Costa
Agradeço a Deus pela vida de cada um dos envolvidos no projeto Roxette que alcançaram milhões de corações com suas letras e arranjos. Em especial ao anjo Marie, uma das maiores vozes de todos os tempos.
Gostaria que essa mensagem chegasse a você em uma outra circunstância Marie mas o destino ao menos permitiu eternizar sua música, sua voz e sua interpretação únicas em meu coração. Tenho certeza que fora recebida nos céus com muita alegria.
Que Deus conforte seus familiares e entes queridos. Amaremos você por toda a eternidade.
Descanse em paz nos braços de Deus
With love, J.P.Barreto
First song which I have listen from Roxette was The Look, that time I was 17 teen, after that 38 year long u r my No. 1. RIP Marie.
Paldies par skaisto mūziku, bērnību kura pagāja tavas burvīgas mūzikas pavadījumā. Lai tev vieglas smiltis.
R. I. P
I want to say "thank you for the music, the songs you've sung, for all the love you have shared.
Roxette forever an a day. Roxette has been important part of my life. Much courage to the Marie and Per'sfamilies and the friends. Always be a Joyrider.
Thanks Marie, for your voice, your music and your albums as Roxette.
The years of youth are now over ...
Marie and Roxette was the band in my youth, the first kiss, the first dance and many many happy memories live on. Thanks to you Marie! Thank you for the wonderful time that I think back after more than 25 years and will accompany me until the end of my life.
She had the finest voice. There will never be another like her.
Thank you Marie for every thing you did for music. You will allways be in my heart. I am so sad.... but I know you are in better place now. Roxette has been my fuel to move forward in life. RIp Marie!
So sad to hear Marie passed away. I have been in love with the music of Roxette since I was a teenagers. Over the years, always kept listening to it and loving it... and will continue to do so.
ПОМНИМ, ЛЮБИМ, СКОРБИМ
Your music has played a major role in my life. Strength to all relatives.