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The Family Four

Group Members:

Marie Bergman
Pierre Einar Isacsson
Agnetha Munther 
Berndt Öst

Active:1964 – 19
Nationality:Swedish
   
National Finals:Melodifestivalen 1971, 1972
ESC Entries:Härliga sommardag (1972)
Vita vidder (1971)
   
Website:

Biography

The Family Four was a Swedish pop group. This quartet was formed in 1964 by the Öst family (Berndt, Inger, Siw and Stig) in Gothenburg. Over the years, the line up would change very oftem, including after Stig’s death in 1966. Together with Anna Öst in they had success with the song “Nicolina ” in the Swedish charts in 1965.
The most successful group constellation was established in 1969 by Berndt Öst, Agnetha Munther , Marie Bergman and Pierre Isacsson. They won Melodifestivalen twice, and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and 1972.
In 1973 they played in the “comedy humor musical” ‘Ryck mig i väskan’, a collaboration between SR, BBC, YLE and NRK.
After a few albums the group split up. Monica Aspelund succeeded Marie Bergman for a short period, and she was replaced by Ann-Kristin “Anki” Nilsson.
Berndt Öst continued to perform during the 1970-1980s with different variants of the Family Four concept.
One of the groups that emerged after the split was Family Four Singers which, in addition to Berndt Öst, included Agnetha Munther, Gilla Rydén, Peo Jönis, Frank Andersson, Anders Rexbo, Kenneth Staag and Jens Wallin. 
After their breakup both Marie Bergman and Pierre Isacsson went on to successful solo careers. Marie Bergman represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, together with Roger Pontare.
Pierre Einar Isacsson died on September 1994, aged  46, during the disaster with ms Estonia in the Baltic Sea.
Berndt Öst died on July 10, 2017, aged 87.

Entries

Country:Sweden
Year:1972
Language:Swedish
   
Artist:The Family Four
Song:Härliga sommardag
Lyrics:Håkan Elmquist
Composer(s):Håkan Elmquist
Conductor:Mats Olsson
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:75
Position:13
Running order:14
Country:Sweden
Year:1971
Language:Swedish
   
Artist:The Family Four
Song:Vita vidder
Lyrics:Håkan Elmquist
Composer(s):Håkan Elmquist
Conductor:Claes Rosendahl
   
Backings:
Results 
Points:85
Position:6
Running order:12
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