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Kenneth Gärdestad

Data de nascimento: 9. Maio 1948
Data de falecimento: 3. Março 2018

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John Charles Kenneth Gärdestad was a Swedish songwriter, best known for writing lyrics for the songs of his brother, Ted Gärdestad. He won Melodifestivalen 1979 as a songwriter for the song "Satellit" performed by his brother Ted. Gärdestad was also an architect, affiliated to the private Kunskapsskolan: he designed the interior of several of its high schools.

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„In my world, I would like to take as much positive vibrations as possible. The same goes for our music. I feel that there is a big impact.“

—  Kenneth Gärdestad
Regarding the connection between his fighting of his illness (skin cancer and lymphoma) and the brothers Gärdestad's music as quoted on Kenneth Gärdestad: "Blir sista stora hurraropet", Selåker, Johannes, Expressen.SE, published on 8 February 2018 (web) https://www.expressen.se/noje/kenneth-gardestad-jag-mar-samst/

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„I don't want the memory of Ted Gärdestad to be associated with his illness too much; but also how positive he was. He could, of course, do it, regardless of his hearing of the voices. He sometimes said that he would set for the votes to justice; they would answer for stuffs they did against him.“

—  Kenneth Gärdestad
On the circumstances of Ted Gärdestad's mental illness, as quoted on Kenneth Gärdestad: “Jag vill inte att minnet av Ted förknippas för mycket med hans sjukdom”, Lahti, Gabriella, News55.SE, published on 20 February 2016 (web) http://www.news55.se/artiklar/kenneth-gardestad-jag-vill-inte-att-minnet-av-ted-forknippas-for-mycket-med-hans-sjukdom/

„I, I've got no fear of flyin' high
'Cause high above the rainbow, my sun's gonna shine
And nothing can happen as long as you're mine
So I'll make my landing alive“

—  Kenneth Gärdestad
English version of "Satellit" (non-album song representing Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979), lyrics written by Kenneth

„It was important that the songs do not contain too many words with "P" since it gave a popping sound. "K" was not so poppy either. On the other hand, "U" was a good letter and had so many vowels in the texts...“

—  Kenneth Gärdestad
On constructing the lyrics for Ted Gärdestad's songs, to avoid plosives, such as "Himlen är oskyldigt blå”, as quoted on Kenneth Gärdestad: “Jag vill inte att minnet av Ted förknippas för mycket med hans sjukdom”, Lahti, Gabriella, News55.SE, published on 20 February 2016 (web)

„If one had the key to how a mental illness rises and how to take care of it, we would have done it better in the world.“

—  Kenneth Gärdestad
On mental illness, as quoted on Kenneth Gärdestad: Han ville inte gå någon annan väg än kärlekens väg, Sveriges Radio P4 Sörmland, published on 31 December 2015 (web) https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=87&artikel=6333872

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