Lill-Babs was born in JÃ¤rvsÃ¶, GÃ¤vleborg County, as the first daughter of Britta and Ragnar Svensson. At the age of fifteen, she sang on the radioshow Morgonkvisten as a "young talent. " The Swedish band leader and talent scout Simon Brehm had heard the show and contacted her that very same evening and invited her to audition in his studio in Stockholm. The audition went well, and she moved to Stockholm to begin her career in show business. In 1954, she recorded her first record "Min mammas boogie" under the name "Lill-Babs", a combination of the Swedish word 'little' and the Anglicized nickname for Barbro/Barbara. Just as her fame was beginning to grow, the unmarried Lill-Babs became pregnant - a potential public scandal in Sweden of the mid-1950s. She continued to work as long as she was able to hide her pregnancy, then went home to JÃ¤rvsÃ¶ to give birth to a girl, Monica. After some time at home, she returned to focus on her career
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Barbro "Lill-Babs" Svensson
Born 1938-03-09 (83 years ago) in Järvsö, Hälsingland.