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Morten Harket

Morten Harket is a Norwegian musician, best known as the lead singer of the Norwegian synthpop/rock band A-ha, which released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough hit "Take on Me" in 1985. A-ha disbanded in 2010. Harket has also released five solo albums. Before joining A-ha in 1982, Harket appeared on the Oslo club scene as the singer for blues outfit Souldier Blue.

Major achievements

  • Morten Harket is known for his extraordinary vocal range, which some sources have claimed spans five octaves, although Harket himself said in 2009, “I’ve never counted, quite honestly”. His voice is capable of "The greatest falsetto in the history of pop music EVER..." according to NME's Sylvia Patterson,to an "unyielding groan" as described in Entertainment Weekly. Sound engineer Gerry Kitchingham, who worked with A-ha on "Take On Me", described Harket as "an excellent singer" with "this incredibly strong falsetto and almost choir-boyish clarity".

Personality

Interests

Music & Bands: Synthpop, New Wave, alternative rock

Connections

  • father: Reidar
  • mother: Henny
  • ex-wife: Camilla Malmquist Harket
  • Son: Jakob Oscar Martinus Malmquist Harket
  • Son: Jonathan Henning Adler Malmquist Harket
  • Daughter: Anna Katharina Tomine Malmquist Harket
  • Daughter: Henny
  • Daughter: Karmen Poppy
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Born September 14, 1959
(age 58)
Nationality
  • 1982 - 2011
    Vocals, guitar, piano, drums, A-ha
    Norway
  • 2011
    Vocals, guitar, Morten Harket
    Norway

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Екатерина Катренко last changed 17/05/2012 view changes
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