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Published on Apr 9, 2010
Gustaf Torrestad (1919-1962) Swedish singer, with a warm beautiful baritone, was also known as a warm and intimate person among his friends. He was loved and very popular. Sadly he had problems with alcohol and was a person burning his candle in both ends as we say in Sweden about persons living self-destructive lives. He might have reached a big international carer (and some of his recording was also sold in other countries), some years in the late forties he spent in Paris singing in bars and restaurants, Edith Piaf heard him and wanted to launch him. Here we hear him in the beautiful French evergreen La mer written and singed by Charles Trent. Torrestad practically died at stage, the last performances people have to carry him in at the stage, and his last recording Så länge hjärtat kan slå (As long as the heart can beat) was also his biggest hit, still played and loved. You can find his recording of Så länge hjärtat kan slå , here ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zSxqc... The recording is from 1948.