Knutsen & Ludvigsen

Knutsen (right) and Ludvigsen (left) at Rådhusplassen in Oslo.
Photo: Philip Gabrielsen
Knutsen & Ludvigsen
drawn by Øystein Dolmen

Knutsen & Ludvigsen (Translated names: "Tootson" and "Ludiwood") was a Norwegian singing duo consisting of Øystein Dolmen ("Knutsen") and Gustav Lorentzen ("Ludvigsen").[1]

Writing and performing various songs mostly aimed at children, they released seven albums, two of which received Spellemannprisen - the Norwegian Grammy.[2] They had several #1 hits, including "Grevling i taket", "Hallo! Hallo!" and "Dum og deilig". Since the late 90's, they have enjoyed a cult status among young Norwegians, performing a series of reunion concerts.[1]

October 26, 2006, TV 2 broadcast the program "Knutsen & Ludvigsen - The Full Story". The Norwegian Pop & Rock Encyclopedia says: "This was more than a famous duo - Knutsen & Ludvigsen was an institution. The whole rock generation of the nineties was nourished by their records."[3]

On 21 April 2010, Gustav Lorentzen died from a heart attack while participating in an orienteering race near Bergen. He was 62.





  1. 1 2 "Allmusic bio". All Media Guide. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  2. "Spellemannprisen winners and nominations 1972". Spellemannprisen. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  3. Norsk Pop & Rock Leksikon, Oslo 2005: "Dette var mer enn en berømt duo - Knutsen & Ludvigsen var et begrep. Hele rockegenerasjonen fra 90-tallet var oppfostret på platene deres."
  4. 1 2 3 "Norwegian charts archive". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  5. 1 2 "Norwegian charts archive". IFPI Norway. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
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