Erla Þorsteinsdóttir (singer)

Erla Þorsteinsdóttir (22 January 1933 – 25 September 2022) was an Icelandic singer who had considerable success in Iceland and Denmark in the 1950s.[1][2][3][4][5] She first performed in Iceland in 1954 in the nightclub Jaðri.[6][7] She sang one of the first Icelandic rock and roll songs called Vagg og velta[8] which was controversially banned from playing in the state owned RÚV.[9][10] In 1956, her single with the songs Heimþrá and Hljóðaklettur was the most sold record in Iceland.[11][12]

Erla Þorsteinsdóttir
Born(1933-01-22)22 January 1933
Sauðárkrókur, Kingdom of Iceland
Died25 September 2022(2022-09-25) (aged 89)
Holbæk, Denmark
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active1953–1959
LabelsFálkinn
Odeon
Spouse(s)
Paul E. Danchell
(m. 1955; died 1998)

Personal life edit

Erla was born in Sauðárkrókur to Ingibjörg Konráðsdóttir and Þorsteinn Sigurðsson. She married Paul Eduard Danchell, the founder of the Danish electronic company Paul E. Danchell A / S, in 1955.[13][11] Erla died on 25 September 2022 in a nursing home in Holbæk, Denmark.[14] She had 4 children: Poul Eduard, Eva Ingibjörg, Stefan Thorstein and David Konrad Danchell, the 3 boys living in Denmark, the daughter living in the Netherlands. She had 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren when she passed away.

References edit

  1. ^ Guðrún Guðlaugsdóttir (29 October 2000). "Ég hef átt gott líf". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. 6B–8B. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Erla Þorsteinsdóttir". Æskan (in Icelandic). 1 November 1957. p. 176. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Erla Þorsteinsdóttir komin heim og heldur söngskemmtanir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 30 May 1957. p. 3. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Söngur Erlu og Hauks". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 12 June 1957. pp. 4, 8. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Erla Þorsteinsdóttir og Haukur Morthens syngja á hljómleikum í Rvík og víðar". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 30 May 1957. pp. 8, 2. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Erla Þorsteinsdóttir syngur að Jaðri". Þjóðviljinn (in Icelandic). 4 August 1954. pp. 12, 11. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Skemmtilegir töframenn sýna listir sínar að Jaðri". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 4 August 1954. p. 12. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Hver var fyrsti íslenski rokkarinn?". RÚV (in Icelandic). 2 October 2015. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Útskúfaðir popparar og bannfærðir textahöfundar". Pressan (in Icelandic). 18 April 1991. pp. 28–29. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Hljómplötuþáttur". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 19 July 1957. p. 5. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  11. ^ a b Páll Pálsson (2 July 1989). "Litla stúlkan við hliðið". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. 8C–10C. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Plötur Erlu Þorsteinsdóttur vinsælastar á síðastliðnu ári". Alþýðublaðið (in Icelandic). 6 February 1957. p. 8. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Var kölluð „Stúlkan með lævirkjaröddina"". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 22 January 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  14. ^ Atli Ísleifsson (3 October 2022). "Söngkonan Erla Þorsteinsdóttir er látin". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 3 October 2022.