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"Roxette" is a Swedish pop/rock band that consists of Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson.

For a brief period of time in the early 1990s, Roxette stood among the top bands in worldwide sales and fame, brandishing a simple yet effective blend of pop with a slight edge and occasional hints of dance. The group claims influences ranging from The Beatles to Blondie to new wave music to Joni Mitchell and Aretha Franklin.

There was a time in 1991 when Roxette could command an arena filled with tens of thousands of fans in places as diverse as Buenos Aires, Frankfurt and Sydney. The 1992 release ''Tourism: Songs from Studios, Stages, Hotelrooms & Other Strange Places'' - with a recording of audience members singing along to the tune of the group's biggest hit, "It Must Have Been Love" - exemplifies this temporary but impressive hold Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson had.

Though there is no firm figure, Roxette has worldwide sales of over 75 million copies of their albums and singles, no minor achievement for any pop act! The group's success in the United States alone was arguable. While seemingly not interested in doing so, even by default Roxette could not associate its image w...

origin Sweden
years active 1986 – present
music genre Pop music
current members Per Gessle
Marie Fredriksson
website Official Web Site
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia