Bengt-Arne Wallin real name Bengt Arne Wallin was born on July 13, 1926, in Linköping, Sweden and died on November 23, 2015, in Sollentuna parish in Stockholm County.
He was a Swedish jazz musician, he played the trumpet, composer, music arranger and a trained flight engineer.
Wallin was also active under the pseudonym Derek Warne.
He was an accordion player in his hometown, which he would win DM accordion with.
From the 1940s and 50s, Wallin worked as a trumpeter and arranger in Linköping, Gothenburg and Stockholm.
Then in Malte Johnsons Orchestra in Gothenburg, Wallin came to Stockholm, where he played for Seymour Österwall at Nalen 1951 to 1952.
From 1953 to 1965, he was involved in Arne Domnérus big band, and between 1955 and 1965 even in the Harry Arnold Radio Band and then he put the trumpet on the shelf.
From 1972 to 1993, Bengt-Arne was a teacher at the Academy of Music in Stockholm.
During the late 1990s, Wallin began to play the trumpet again, with his group Five to Five.
Bengt-Arne received the International Radio price Prix Triumph Variety for production View from the Children’s Kingdom,. He made the music for the various musicals and a larger number of TV productions, including The Magic Box, which was Sweden’s contribution to the Montreux Festival in 1971.
Bengt-Arne was the conductor of various big bands.
Bengt-Arne has participated five times in the Eurovision Song Contest, including 1966 with Old school roll in collaboration with Björn Lindroth, performed by Lill Lindfors and Svante Thuresson, this took first place and the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 with “In different countries”, performed by the group Glen Marks who finished in eighth place.
Bengt-Arne Wallin, 1951 to 1955 was married to Sonja Johansson (1932 to 2007), remarried Almroth, then in 1962 to 1966 married to actor Jessie Flaws.
Bengt-Arne passed away at 89 yrs old.