Anne Linnet

(born in 1953, in Aarhus, Denmark) composer, musician, songwriter and singer. She is one of Denmark's most popular, and controversial artists with a career of over forty years. Annet Linnet was student of Aarhus Statsgymnasium, and educated at the Royal Music Conservatory. She formed the first female band in Denmark Shit & Chanel in 1973. In the 1980's she had great success with Anne Linnet Band and the very controversial band Marquis de Sade. Apart from her work with the bands she has a long history as a solo artist. She has composed an opera, and music for theatre, films and different classical ensembles ranging from works for solo organ to full scale symphonic works. After Shit & Chanel she continued with new projects, and she had a big hit with It's not what you say, with the Anne Linnet Band. She has also published poetry collection Glimpses from 1983, and children's books about dog Ivan. In spring 2006 she exhibited her paintings in the Round Tower. In 2010, a Danish version of the International ABBA musical Mama Mia! premiered the Danish texts written by Anne Linnet.
Selected discography: Sweet Thing 1973 LP; Anne Linnet 1974 LP; Kvindesind 1977; You're Crazy 1979; Anne Linnet Band 1981; Cha Cha Cha, 1982, Anne Linnet Band; Marquis De Sade 1983; Berlin '84, Linnet/ Salomonsen; Hvid Magi 1985, Marquis De Sade; En Elsker 1986, Marquis De Sande ; Ming Sang 1989; Akvarium 2007; Relax 2003; Bitch Boys 1997.
Awards: in 2008 she received IFPI Denmark's prize of honour for her work of many years on the Danish music scene.