A well known singer-songwriter in Sweden with a great number of songs. He released his first record 1965, when he was only 19 years old. Four years later, 1969, he released the single Teddybjörnen Fredriksson ("The Teddybear Fredriksson"), which has become a song classic. Other hits include Sträck ut din hand, En kväll i juni and Stockholm i mitt hjärta.
Berghagen won the Swedish Melodifestivalen 1975 with song Jennie, Jennie. He also participated in Melodifestivalen 1974 with song Min kärlekssång till dig ("My Lovesong For You") and was the 2nd runner up - after ABBA...!
He hosted the popular summer TV show Allsång på Skansen (Singalong at Skansen) from 1994 to 2003. During his time as host the show increased its ratings from 600,000 to 2,000,000 viewers, which by Swedish standards is to be considered an impressive rating (Sweden has approximately 9,000,000 inhabitants).
Berghagen also has the official world record of hitting a golf ball the longest distance, from one country, through another and into a third. This was done at Treriksröset, as he hit a golf ball from Norway, through Sweden, and into Finland.
|Sweden in the
Eurovision Song Contest
(with The Dolls)