Sven-Olof WalldoffBorn: May 2nd, 1929, Lerbäck (Sweden)
Died: June 7th, 2011, Gothenburg (Sweden)
Sven-Olof Walldoff is part of the ABBA legend; when the group won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with the song ‘Waterloo’ (1974), Walldoff conducted the orchestra dressed up as Napoleon, an idea of the band’s manager Stig Anderson. This was Walldoff’s only participation as a conductor in the contest, but he also wrote the orchestration to the 1962 Swedish entry ‘Sol och vår’ as well as conducting the orchestra for Björn Skifs in the 1972 Swedish Eurovision heats. In 1975, Walldoff was the musical director of the Swedish preselection.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Sven-Olof Walldoff will be published on this website