Artist Biography Lars "Lasse" Nils Berghagen (born 13 May 1945 in Enskede, Stockholm) is a Swedish singer, songwriter and actor. Berghagen is a well-known singer-songwriter in Sweden. He released his first record in 1965, aged just 19. Four years later, in 1969, he released the single Teddybjörnen Fredriksson ("The Teddybear Fredriksson"), which has become a classic. Other hits include Sträck ut din hand, En kväll i juni and Stockholm i mitt hjärta. Berghagen won the Swedish 1975 Melodifestivalen with the song Jennie, Jennie. He also participated in Melodifestivalen 1974 with the song Min kärlekssång till dig ("My Lovesong For You"), taking second place (after ABBA).