Bubbi Morthens

Bubbi Morthens

Singer + Musician + Songwriter
Born Jun 6, 1956

Bubbi Morthens, is a singer and songwriter from Iceland. His name of birth is Ásbjörn Kristinsson Morthens, Bubbi being the affectionate form of Ásbjörn. Besides his solo career, he has been part of many bands, notably Utangarðsmenn, Egó, Das Kapital, MX-21 and G.C.D. Most of the works performed by Bubbi Morthens are in Icelandic. He is one of the all time best selling musicians in Iceland, but he has not gained popularity outside his country.… Read More

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1956 Birth Born on June 6, 1956.


1979 23 Years Old Bubbi Morthens recorded his first solo album in 1979, a blend of rock, blues and reggae, and published it the following year with the title of Ísbjarnarblús which led him to popularity in Iceland due to influences of Iggy Pop and other artists, the changes of music styles during the recording sessions, but particularly due to the lyrics as their content was embedded in the social struggle, especially of the lower classes from the fishing industry to migrant workers. … Read More
1981 25 Years Old Bubbi left the band right after the fourth album, Í Upphafi Skyldi Endinn Skoða in 1981, and the other band members continued playing, but under the name of Bodies, which was a tribute to one of Utangarðsmenn’s songs. … Read More
1982 26 Years Old After these changes, the band's music improved, and their debut album, Breyttir Tímar which was released on April 1, 1982 became one of the best-selling albums in Icelandic music history, climbing to second place on the Icelandic album chart, and staying in the top ten for 19 weeks. … Read More
1984 28 Years Old In Das Kapital Later in 1984, Bubbi returned to Iceland and formed a rock and roll band called Das Kapital and released an album called Lili Marlene, but the band broke up afterwards.
1985 29 Years Old Solo In 1985 he signed with Swedish record label Mistlur and released Frelsi til Sölu (Freedom for Sale) which helped bring further commercial success, until Dögun (Dawning), was released in 1987 and became a smash success. … Read More


1987 31 Years Old In MX-21 Towards 1987 Bubbi joined guitarist Þorsteinn Magnússon (former member of Þeyr), Jakob Smári Magnússon (former bassist of Tappi Tíkarrass), drummer Halldór Lárusson and keyboardist Tómas Magnús Tómasson to form a new group called MX-21. … Read More
1993 37 Years Old In 1993, Bubbi moved towards a mellow country music style with the release of Lífið er Ljúft (Life is Good), and in 1994 experimented with rap music in the album 3 Heimar (3 Worlds). … Read More


1996 40 Years Old He also recorded a tribute album for his beloved crooner uncle, Haukur Morthens and a spoken word album of original poetry in 1996.
1998 42 Years Old In 1998, appeared Arfur (Heritage), an album for which he drew from traditional Icelandic rhymes and ballads. … Read More
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