Jerry Williams (singer)

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Jerry Williams
Jerry Williams 2012-07-04 001.jpg
Jerry Williams, 2012
Background information
Birth nameSven Erik Fernström
Born(1942-04-15)15 April 1942
Solna, Sweden
Died26 March 2018(2018-03-26) (aged 75)
Täby Municipality, Sweden
Years active1962–2018
Associated actsThe Violents

Jerry Williams, real name Sven Erik Fernström (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018) was a Swedish singer and actor. He was known early in his career as the lead singer of The Violents he then launched a solo career.[1]

Williams was also an actor appearing as Frasse in the 1985 movie On the Loose. He also voice dubbed a few characters in the Disney movie Rock-a-Doodle.

In 1989, Williams released the song "Did I Tell You" which became his biggest hit song and the record "JW" which led to him being discovered by a new generation.[2]

During the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 he was a part of the choir for the song En Dag which was performed by Tommy Nilsson representing Sweden.[3]

Williams died from cancer on 25 March 2018 in Täby Municipality, Sweden at the age of 75.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sweden, Sveriges Television AB, Stockholm. "Per Andersson: "Han var rörmokaren från Solna"". Archived from the original on 27 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018 – via CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Milstolparna i Jerry Williams karriär – DN.SE". 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Tommy Nilsson sjunger "En dag", men håll koll på kören… Det här hade jag helt glömt bort!". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Jerry Williams smärta – led av svår sjukdom". Retrieved 27 March 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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