Personalities | Roxette | Nineties | Rock

(Vocal duo, 1984–present)

As Sweden spawned ABBA, it should come as no surprise that the country’s biggest pop export of the 1990s were also masters of melodic, hook-laden pop songs. Per Gessle and the striking-looking Marie Fredriksson announced themselves with Look Sharp! (1989), which spawned hit singles like the aptly named ‘Dressed For Success’. Over the next five years they scored over a dozen more as well as delivering fine-sounding pop albums. Hit ‘Must Have Been Love’ was used in 1990’s Pretty Woman movie.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
Personalities | Simply Red | Nineties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...


Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.

Rock, A Life Story

Rock, A Life Story

The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.

David Bowie

David Bowie

Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers his life, music, art and movies, with a sweep of incredible photographs.