I have been spending the evening remembering Ted Gärdestad, one of Sweden’s most loved and accomplished singer/songwriters. I have always been a big fan and remember how devastated I was when he died back in 1997. I was in Sweden at the time and it was such a shock. He was only 41.
I have been playing lots of clips from You Tube as well as my favourite album of his which is simply titled “Ted”.
Ted mainly sang in Swedish but in 1978, he released an English album that had been recorded in California. The album is called “Blue Virgin Isles” and I found a clip for the hauntingly beautiful title track. Check it out.