Jahn Teigen

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Pop Singer
Date of Birth September 27, 1949
Place of Birth Norway
Age 71 years old
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Jahn Teigen was a Norwegian singer, musician and comedian. He represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest three times, in 1978, 1982 and 1983, and became known throughout Europe as a result of his 1978 performance in the contest, which won "nul points" for Norway. His given name was Jan; he added the silent H later. From October 2006 until his death in February 2020, he resided in Sweden.

Birth name: Jan Teigen
Born: September 27, 1949, Tønsberg, Norway
Died: February 24, 2020, Ystad, Sweden
Genres: Pop, rock, comedy rock, progressive rock
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
Years active: 1967–2020
Associated acts: Popol Vuh, Prima Vera, Anita Skorgan
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About Jahn Teigen

Perhaps most well known for representing his native Norway in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1978, '82, and '83, he is also notable for his albums Mentalkrem (1980) and En Dags Pause (1979) and for his hit single "Mil Etter Mil" (1978). In addition, he fronted a rock band called Popol Vuh and performed with a comedic music group called Prima Vera.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he released the popular 1976 album Stolen from Time with his Popol Vuh (renamed Popol Ace) bandmates.


At the 1976 Norwegian selection competition for the Eurovision Song Contest, he famously performed the song "Voodoo" wearing a skeleton costume.

Family Life

Born Jan Teigen, he spent his youth in Tonsberg, Norway. Before ending in divorce, his marriage to fellow singer Anita Skorgan produced a daughter.


He and fellow Norwegian vocalist Rolf Lovland both competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Information related to Jahn Teigen

  • http://www.jahnteigen.com Official site
  • http://lista.vg.no/artist_info.php?ArtistOp=show&artistId=1248 Entire history on national charts
  • http://www.discogs.com/artist/Jahn Teigen Jahn Teigen discography at Discogs
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Latest information about Jahn Teigen updated on January 19, 2021.

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