14 August 2018

Graves of The Monroes (Tombstone Tuesday)

Both photos: © 2018 Dag Trygsland Hoelseth. 

The Monroes were a Norwegian pop duo which made their breakthrough in 1983 with their debut album «Sunday People», followed up with the album «Face Another Day» two years later. Both albums sold well. All in all The Monroes gave out four albums and one CD collection.

The duo was formed by Lage Fosheim and Eivind Rølles in 1982, after their band Broadway News had been disbanded. They continued to be involved with music also after The Monroes were disbanded in 1993, Fosheim was among others also a promo director for Universal Music as well as manager of the artist Jahn Teigen.

They made great music together and made great contributions to Norwegian music life in general. Unfortunately we lost them far too early. Eivind Rølles died of cancer on 18 March 2013, 54 years old. The funeral service took place in Vestre Aker Church in Oslo on 4 April and he was later interred at Vestre Aker Cemetery. Lage Fosheim (55) died on 19 October 2013 in his holiday home outside Nice, France. Cancer had taken yet another life. The funeral service took place in Uranienborg Church in Oslo on 12 November 2013, followed by interment at Vestre Cemetery.

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