Lasse Mårtenson, Finnish singer, Died at 81


Lars Anders Fredrik “Lasse” Mårtenson was born on September 24, 1934, in Helsinki, and died on May 14, 2016.

He was a Finnish singer, composer, actor and theater conductor.

Lasse played at the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Laiskotellen” (“Idling”).

Lasse Mårtenson placed 7th with 9 points.

Lasse Mårtenson was best known in his home country as the composer of “Maija from the Storm Skerries”, a lyrical tune arranged primarily for piano.

Lasse Mårtenson hits include the Finnish version of the song “Jackson” in duet with Carola Standertskjöld, which was included in the list of the songs played in the 2003 Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships during the breaks.

Lasse Mårtenson passed away at 81 yrs old.