Kim Larsen

Kim Melius Flyvholm Larsen

Also known as K Larsen, K. Larsen, Kim Larsen & Jungledreams, Larsen, Larson, Lausen
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.kimlarsen.dk/, http://www.kjukken.dk/

Discography of Kim Larsen:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Donnez-Moi Du Feu 2 Audio 1981
2 Thin Ice 3 Audio 1981 Epic
3 Jungle Dreams 9 Audio 1981 CBS
4 Midt Om Natten 11 Audio 1983 Medley Records
5 Kim I Cirkus 13 Audio 1985-05-00 Medley Records
6 Værsgo 17 Audio 1973 CBS
7 Masser Af Succes'er 32 Audio 1986 K-Tel
8 De Beste Fra Meg Og Mine Venner 20 Audio 1984 CBS
9 Kim Larsen & Yankee Drengene 12 Audio 1977 CBS
10 Kim I Cirkus 14 Audio 1986 Medley Records
11 5 Eiffel 5 Audio 1982 CBS
12 Blip-Båt 2 Audio 1979 CBS
13 Keep The Fiddlers Playin' / This Is My Life 2 Audio 1977 CBS
14 Midt Om Natten 11 Audio 1983 Medley Records
15 Knock Knock / Sköna Flicka 2 Audio 1984
16 Super Collection 24 Audio 2006-03-29
17 Skovsøen / Hør Nu Her Engang 2 Audio 1978 Medley Records
18 Dagen Før / 682 A 2 Audio 1979 CBS
19 Super 1. 12 Audio Athena (3)
20 1910 2 Audio 1984 Medley Records
21 Ud I Det Blå 2 Audio 1979 CBS
22 Larsens Bedste 15 Audio 1983 CBS
23 Marken Er Høstet / Gør Mig Varm 2 Audio 1975 CBS
24 Larsens Første - Fra Før Verden Gik Af Lave 31 Audio 1995 Columbia
25 Rock 'N' Roll City / The Flirt 2 Audio 1982
26 Tik Tik / Midt Om Natten 2 Audio 1984 Medley Records
27 Susan Himmelblå / Haveje 2 Audio 1983 Medley Records
28 Donnez-Moi Du Feu 2 Audio 1981 CBS
29 Donnez-Moi Du Feu 2 Audio 1981
30 Dame Fuego 2 Audio 1981 CBS
31 Donnez-Moi Du Feu 2 Audio 1981 Epic
32 231045-0637 12 Audio 1979 CBS
33 Mine Damer Og Herrer 14 Audio 2010-05-03 Medley Records
34 Mine Damer Og Herrer 14 Audio 2010 Medley Records
35 Kim Larsen & Yankee Drengene 12 Audio 1978 CBS
36 Knock Knock 2 Audio 1984
37 Keep The Fiddlers Playin' 2 Audio 1977 CBS
38 Knock Knock 4 Audio 1984 Delta (2)
39 Anthology 24 Audio 1988 CBS
40 Kim I Cirkus 14 Audio 1986 Medley Records
41 Kim Larsen & Yankee Drengene 12 Audio 1989 CBS
42 5 Eiffel 5 Audio 2012-06-25 CBS
43 Værsgo 17 Audio CBS
44 Tik Tik / Midt Om Natten 2 Audio 1984 Medley Records
45 Jungle Dreams 9 Audio 1989 CBS
46 451023-0637 12 Audio 1979 CBS
47 Papirsklip 3 Audio 1995 EMI
48 Midt Om Natten 11 Audio 2011-11-28 Medley Records
49 Jungle Dreams 9 Audio 2012-05-29 CBS
50 Anthology 24 Audio 1988 CBS


If anyone, Kim Larsen (b. October 23, 1945, Copenhagen) would be the single most popular artist of danish pop and rock music for the last quarter of the 20th century, as the unofficial leader of [a=Gasolin'] in the 70's and as the best-selling solo artist of the 80's and partly the 90's.

In 1969 he founded Gasolin' with [a=Franz Beckerlee] and [a=Willi Jønsson] (later joined by drummer [a=Søren Berlev]) and by their third album in 1973 they had grown to be the leading danish rock band. The bands characteristics were Franz Beckerlee's Hendrix-inspired guitar licks and the bands easy to sing along with blend of streetwise and social-romantic lyrics, that even when credited to the band and lyricist [a=Mogens Mogensen] clearly was masterminded by Larsen. The bands national stardom continued until growing tensions between Larsen and Beckerlee led to Gasolin' disbanding August 21st, 1978.

During the Gasolin' era Larsen also had side-projects and solo-project. In 1973 he released his first soloalbum, the folkish singer-songwriter album "Værsgo", that has continued to be popular and three decades after it's release was officially marked as part of Kulturkanonen (a list of essential Danish cultural heritage). In 1977 he release an english languaged album recorded in the US in an attempt to achieve the international breakthrough that had failed for Gasolin' a couple of years earlier, but the album failed too. Occationally he released and performed with side-projects [a=Sylvester's Jukebox] and [a=Starfuckers (2)]. He also wrote the 1978 hit "Se venedig og dø" for [a=Lone Kellermann].

Post Gasolin' after a danish languaged pop album, Larsen did a third attempt for international audience with the group [a=Kim Larsen And Jungledreams], this time in a disco/synthpop style. After two albums that proved to fail as well, and Larsen since then stuck to the danish language and a national focus.

That proved instantly succesful. His next album, the 1983 "Midt om natten", sold more than half a million copies. The album was also the soundtrack for his same-titled box office hit movie, which he wrote and co-stared and gave him an "Robert" actors award.

Throughout the 80's with his band [a=Kim Larsen & Bellami] he remained at the top of the charts and maintained his status as a national poet and top-selling artist, however by the turn of the decade his popularity has gradually decreased. With his next band, [a=Kim Larsen & Kjukken] he has turned his repertoire towards schlagers and lost appeal with the younger half.

Larsens remains one of the most popular artists in Danish popular music history. In total as solo artists Kim Larsen has sold approximately 3 million records, equivalent of 1 record for every 2 danes.


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