Freddie Wadling, Swedish singer and songwriter, Died at 64

Berndt Arvid Freddie Wadling was born on August 2, 1951, in Gothenburg and died on June 2, 2016.

He was a Swedish singer, actor and opera writer.

He had over 30-year musical career extended from punk to classical ballads.

Wadling played bass in a number of bands during the 1970s and early 1980s.

The most notable band was Liket Lever (which translates as The Corpse Lives).

During the early 80s, Wadling joined the cult band Cortex.

In that period, Cortex released the album Spinal Injuries in 1981.

However, the song “The Freaks” sung by Freddie Wadling became a signature song for him and was used in the soundtrack of Tjenare Kungen.

Berndt Wadling also played in Straitjacket and Leather Nun.

Following Two for Blue quit performing by the end of the 1990s, Freddie Wadling developed a prosperous solo career, releasing a great number of albums, and very notably the highly acclaimed En skiva till kaffet (1999) and Jag är monstret (2005) he also recorded songs by John Dowland with the Forge Players in 1998.

Berndt also got attention with being part of the Fleshquartet for which he was awarded the Cornelis Vreeswijk Prize in 2005.

His other collaborations with Thomas Öberg, Per Gessle and Tomas Andersson Wij.

Wadling was also featured in band Mikrotone. He also joined Timbersound, formed in 1994 with Magne Furuholmen and Kjetil Bjerkestrand.

The year of 2010s saw a comeback by Freddie Wadling.

Freddie Wadling released his solo album With a Licence to Kill in 2011 that reached #12 on the Swedish Albums Chart and with Blue for Two he released the album Tune the Piano and Hand Me a Razor that reached #18 on the Swedish Albums Chart.

Freddie Wadling passed away at 64 yrs old.