|Swedish songwriter and troubadour.
Born August 23, 1942 in Härnösand, died in May 2022.
Thorstein Bergman has written a number of songs that were very popular from his debut in 1965 onwards. In particular, "If You Ever Reach Samarkand" is a standard song in the song genre; Lena Andersson (1972) and Lill Lindfors (1978) have made famous recordings. Thorstein Bergman has also appeared as an interpreter of, among others, Dan Andersson, Nils Ferlin, Emil Hagström, Helmer Grundström and Birger Norman on several albums.
Before the breakthrough as a singer and songwriter, Thorstein Bergman had temporary jobs, including as an educator for ABF.
In 1994 he received a Grammy, 1990 Dan Andersson Prize, 1995 Visans Vänner's badge of honor in silver, and in addition several scholarships. He has been a member of Svenska Visakademien since 1999.|