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|
|Associated acts:||Popol Vuh, Prima Vera, Anita Skorgan|
|IMDb:||Jahn Teigen's IMDb|
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.
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.
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