LILL-BABS with the Beatles during their appearance on the Swedish TV-show «Drop In» in 1963.
Barbro “Lill-Babs” Margareta Svensson, (9 March 1938 – 3 April 2018) was a Swedish singer and actress. Lill-Babs was from the 1950s and until her death in 2018 one of Swedens best known singers. She represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 in Cannes, and was also known for the song “Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran?”.
She also sang the Swedish version of 1960s hit ‘Itsty Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini’ and performed with The Beatles, then still relatively unknown in Sweden, during their visit to Stockholm in 1963. Last year she was inducted into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. The artist passed away on April 3rd after being admitted to hospital due to heart problems just before her 80th birthday.
Lill-Babs died on 3 April 2018 after suffering from cancer and heart failure.