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Tommy Körberg: I am bothered by mediocrity
"Tommy Körberg: ”I bothers me on mediocrity”"

"Tells about the key to success – and kassakon ”Anthem”"

"Tommy Körberg has been on the scene for over 50 years. "

"the Key to success has been to set high demands on both himself and his musicians. "

"I've always been a bit picky and likes everything to be perfect," he says to Nöjesbladet. "

"IN the Swedish tv-program ”Therefore I sing - a film about Tommy Körberg” says Tommy Körberg, 70, about his over 50 years long career. "

"Despite the fact that the Queen passed seventy, he feels that he still has much to give and learn musically. "

"– I love to hear new music. I often sit on the bus with headphones on and listening to music and I have a young son, twenty-two bast who shows me new things all the time. All is not well, but what it is, you hear something that is very rewarding and instructive even for me, "he says to Nöjesbladet, and continues:"

"– I try to keep it musical expression at the life, but at the same time do not forget that I'm seventy bast. "

"According to himself, so he has always been a perfectionist and he is well-known, or notorious, for that place great demands on all who he works with. "

" I've always been a bit picky and likes everything to be perfect. It also applies to myself. I don't want to have nonsense and I don't want half measures. I bothers me on mediocrity. Medelmåttan are always at the top of their ability. "

"One of the milestones in the Körbergs long career is the song ”Anthem” from the musical ”Chess”. A song that has become his hallmark and specialskrevs for him by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. "

"– when we did the demo for ”Anthem” in the studio at Norrmalmstorg so understood, Benny and I that it would be something special. The song has had a huge impact on me and my career. "

"– All want to hear ”Anthem” when I'm out there and play. I sing not so throw those apples at me, " he says, laughing. "

"Has ”Anthem” done, you can laugh all the way to the bank? "

" Absolutely. It is clear. In a way. But Björn and Benny have earned more money than me on the song. But, yes, indirectly I have made millions out of it because it is partly kept me and my career alive. But I have a long list of other songs also that people want to hear so it is not just the. "

"”Why I sing - a film about Tommy Körberg” appears on the SVT on Saturday 5 January. "

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