Better than ever

22.10.2011                      24.Tischrei. 5772                       Bereschit

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Better than ever

Swedish pop duo Roxette comes to Tel Aviv as part of its revival tour.

There truly are second acts in the entertainment world – just ask Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, collectively known as Roxette.
Between the late 1980s and the mid-1990s, the stylish Swedish pop-rock duo sold more than 75 million albums and scored four No.1 hits in the US, which included the mainstream modern rock staples “The Look”, “Listen to Your Heart” and “It Must Have Been Love”.
Their first album as a duo –Look Sharp!– made them stars in their home country, but it was a fluke that brought them international stardom. In 1988 an American exchange student from Minneapolis heard “The Look” in Sweden and brought a copy of Look Sharp! home for the holiday break. He gave the album to a Minneapolis radio station and the song’s popularity began spreading to other radio stations, resulting in “The Look” becoming a hit before the album or the song had been commercially released or promoted in the US market….