Gösta "Snoddas" Nordgren

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Gösta Nordgren, known as Snoddas (30 December 1926 - 18 February 1981) was a Swedish entertainer (singer, actor).[1] Born in Arbrå, Gävleborg County, Snoddas was by profession a Timber rafter, which he also sings about in his most famous song Flottarkärlek (1952) which became the best selling song up till that time in Sweden with over 300.000 records sold. Snoddas was also a bandy player for Bollnäs GIF. As an actor Snoddas starred in two Åsa-Nisse films in 1952 and 1967.


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Further reading

Several books about Snoddas and his work have been published in Swedish. These include

  • Adenby, Torsten. 1952. Boken om Snoddas. Stockholm: Forum förlag.
  • Dahlström, Eva (ed). 1994. Doris, Snoddas och alla vi andra - berättelser från 50-talet. Örebro: Folkrörelsernas arkiv. ISBN 91-971156-6-5
  • Sima, Jonas. 2006. Sagan Snoddas - Sverige i oskuldens tid. Stockholm: Carlsson förlag. ISBN 91-7203-150-6