The Roxette Gazette


Note: This has been translated from the original Dutch.

The LP LOOK SHARP! has reached the second position of best-selling LPs in Sweden. At the first place is “The Album” by ABBA.

Benny Andersson (ABBA) has openly expressed his appreciation of Roxette. Per on Benny: “He’s a fantastic composer, too bad he’s been busy with his horses a lot lately.”

If you would like to have everything from Per and Marie, you should go to Sweden to buy Tomas Ledin’s LP “Down On The Pleasure Avenue”. Marie neet the background vocals on this LP of six songs. Tomas had another hit in the Netherlands in 1982. Together with Agnetha Fältskog, he sang Never Again into the charts.

With the money Marie earned from the success in America, she wants to help her 66-year-old mother. Mrs Fredriksson has been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for 20 years. Now that the money is there, the best specialists can turn their attention to her ailing mother.

Roxette has reached number one again in Sweden. “DANGEROUS” is the follow-up to “THE LOOK” in Sweden and the seventh consecutive top 10 hit in succession.

Outside Scandinavia, “DRESSED FOR SUCCES” was released. In the Netherlands, only Jeanne Kooijmans covered it in her programme “Driespoor!!!”. In America, “DRESSED FOR SUCCES” is already among the top 20. According to a record company spokesperson, there will be 4 top 10 hits from “LOOK SHARP!”

ROXETTE’s summer tour has once again broken all records. No fewer than 100,000 tickets had gone on sale in the pre-sale. The tour had started in Halmstad, Per’s hometown.

“THE LOOK” was the third Swedish number 1 hit in America. Björn Skifs had the first 15 years ago, and ABBA in 1977 with "Dancing Queende second.

In the Netherlands, “THE LOOK” was voted Vara’s Parkeerschijf and the 998th Alarmschijf. It achieved second position. In Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, etc, it achieved first place.

Dean, the student who helped Roxette to an American number 1 hit received a gold single from the hands of Per and Marie.

Thanks to the D.J.'s in Hilversum, “DRESSED FOR SUCCES” turns out to flop. Across Europe, though, it is well-turned.