Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian singer, Died at 92

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Nora Brockstedt was born on January 20, 1923, and died on November 5, 2015, she was a Norwegian singer.

Nora was born in Oslo. She first entered a professional stage at the age of 20, namely the highly reputed Chat Noir in Oslo.

During the next two decades, Nora managed to become one of Norway’s most famous and beloved singers and entertainers.

Throughout the 1950s she had several sing-along radio hits, including “En liten pike i lave sko”, “Augustin”, and “Tango for to”.

During the years 1950 to 1954, she was a member of the six-member group The Monn Keys, which also included Arne Bendiksen and Egil Monn-Iversen.

Nora holds a reputation as one of the most prominent Alf Prøysen interpreters.

Nora represented Norway in the Eurovision Song Contest 1960 and 1961, with the memorable songs “Voi-voi” and “Sommer i Palma”.

She appeared on The Advent Calendar Jul i Skomakergata in 1979.

Over the last few years, Nora has focused more on the jazz genre, with successful albums like As Time Goes By (JazzAvdelingen, 2004) and Christmas Songs (JazzAvdelingen, 2005).

She also did jazz in the 1960s, but was more known for her ‘conventional’ pop songs.

Nora Brockstedt passed away at age 92 after a short illness at Ullevaal Hospital in Oslo on 5 November 2015.


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