Nina & Frederik
|Tags:||50s folk 60s oldies mondiovision scrobbled from vinyl|
|Decades:||1950s 1960s 1970s|
This Danish singing duo was popular in the late 50s and early 60s. Nina Möller (15 July 1932, Denmark) had married the wealthy aristocrat Baron Frederik Jan Gustav Floris van Pallandt (b. 14 May 1934, Copenhagen, Denmark, d. 15 May 1994, Puerto Talera, the Philippines) in 1954, and teamed up with her husband to record a string of duo hits, including Marys Boy Child (1959), Little Donkey (1960) and Sucu Sucu (1961). After having three children, they separated in 1969 largely because he wanted to retire and she did not (the marriage was dissolved in 1976). The Baron, a descendant of a Dutch ambassador to Denmark, became a virtual recluse on a farm in Ibiza (briefly purchasing the publishing rights to Burkes Peerage), then Mindoro in the Phillipines. Nina, meanwhile, ventured into cabaret and acting, making her film debut in Robert Altmans The Long Goodbye in 1973, co-starring with Elliot Gould. She was later...