Lasse Dahlquist

Lars Erik ("Lasse") Dahlquist (14 September 1910 in Örgryte (grew also up in Lidingö) – died 14 October 1979 on Brännö, Gothenburg archipelago due to laryngeal cancer) was a Swedish composer, singer and actor. Many of his songs are among the most popular sing-along songs in Sweden, such as Oh boy oh boy oh boy and Gå upp och pröva dina vingar.

Lasse Dahlquist
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Dahlquist c. 1935
Lars Erik Dahlquist

(1910-09-14)14 September 1910
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died14 October 1979(1979-10-14) (aged 69)
Brännö, Sweden
  • Composer
  • singer
  • actor
Years active1928–1974
Inez Lindquist
(m. 1936)
PartnerMaria Kulle
ChildrenBob Dahlquist

He was married to Inez Margareta Dahlquist, née Lindquist (1911–2004) from 1936 and they had a son; the saxophonist Robert "Bob" Dahlquist (2 September 1938 – 6 September 2005). On Saltholmen, at the terminal of the boats of Styrsöbolaget, there is a place called Lasse Dahlquists Plats.

When he was a child, during the summers he was at his grandfather's farm Langegården on Brännö where he built his own home.

He worked at Sven-Olof Sandberg's music publishment Svenska Noter and 1931 he began recording gramophone records.

In 1977 he received the Evert Taube award.

Selected filmographyEdit

Film music (selected)Edit

  • Örnungar (1944)
  • Västkustens hjältar (1940)
  • Vi på Solgläntan (1939)
  • Sjöcharmörer (1939)
  • Vi trumpetare (1938)

Famous songs written by Lasse DahlquistEdit