Swedish steel guitar player born May 3, 1944. Started to play the pedal steel in 1962 as a pioneer in Sweden and might be the first who played the instrument in Europe. Started the first Swedish country band, Country Minstrels
, in 1964. During his active career he played the steel guitar on over 5000 songs and together with both Swedish and international artists like ABBA
, Ann-Louise Hanson
and Gunnar Wiklund
. He has been teaching at the The Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Lindgren can also play dobro, guitar, bass, trumpet and a few other instruments.
Lindgren died April 7, 2013.