Ulf Lundell (born 20 November 1949 in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish rock musician, artist and writer.

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In his youth, Lundell was influenced by writers such as Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg, and by musicians such as Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan.

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Despite the fact that Neil Young was his greatest  musical influence, and despite the Bruce Springsteen-like postage stamp (above), Ulf was more popularly known as Sweden’s Bob Dylan, and like Dylan has been known to use a typewriter to write his song lyrics and poems (and novels).

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A young Ulf Lundell with Facit typewriter (what else!)

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An older Ulf Lundell with Facit typewriter.

In 2014, Lundell issued a typewritten press release that was scanned and sent by email …

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The press release was issued to announce extended dates for a summer tour – plus a planned whale-watching trip during which time Ulf hoped for a change of Government in Sweden!

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If the following publicity shot is anything to go by, I believe Ulf may have first tried to send his press release by carrier pigeon …

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Eugene Onegin – AKA “Typos-pigeon” – helps Ulf promote a recent tour in Stockholm.

What ever became of that bird?