Olle Ljungström, Swedish singer and guitarist, Died at 54

Lars Olof «Olle» Gustaf Ljungström was born on August 12, 1961, and died on May 4, 2016.

He was a Swedish singer, songwriter, and musician.

He grew up in Vaxholm.

Olle was vocalist, and guitarist in the group Reeperbahn 1979-1984; since the early 1990s he performed solo.

Olle started his musical career as vocalist and guitarist in the Swedish rock group Reeperbahn.

Reeperbahn was initially contained of Dan Sundquist (bass), Eddie Sjöberg (guitar) and Peter Korhonen (drums), made their self-titled debut album in 1979.

Reeperbahn first LP, they used both Swedish and English lyrics, but later on settled for only Swedish songs.

Reeperbahn had made three more full-length albums, Venuspassagen (1981), Peep-Show (1983) and Intriger (1983) before splitting up in 1984.

Then, following Reeperbahn spilt, Ljungström briefly formed a duo named Heinz & Young with Heinz Liljedahl (from the band Ratata).

Together they released only one album entitled Buzzbuzzboys, in 1984, with only English lyrics.

However, Liljedahl has also collaborated with Ljungstrom on the latter’s first six solo albums 1993-2002.

Olle Ljungström made his debut as a solo performer with a self-titled album, in 1993

He was first signed to MNW and later on to Metronome.

As a solo performer, Ljungström sang in Swedish.

Additionally, to that Olle appeared on songs by other artists from time to time; he contributed to the group Wilmer X’s record Hallå Världen, with the song “Jag är bara lycklig när jag dricker” (translates to “I’m only happy when I’m drinking”).

Olle was found dead in his home in Alingsås.

Olle Ljungström passed away at 54 yrs old.