Magne Furuholmen

Norwegian Musician
Born Nov 1, 1962

Magne 'Mags' Furuholmen is a Norwegian musician. He is best known as the guitarist and keyboardist of the pop band A-ha.

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1962 Birth Born on November 1, 1962.
1969 6 Years Old His father, a jazz musician who played trumpet with Bent Sølves Orkester, was killed in an aeroplane crash over Drammen, south of Oslo in 1969, when Magne was just six. … Read More


1992 29 Years Old Furuholmen married Heidi Rydjord, his high school sweetheart, on August 8, 1992, in the garden of their Nesøya home. … Read More


1994 31 Years Old 1 More Event
…  When a-ha went on hiatus in 1994, Furuholmen began working on other music projects. The band reconvened in 1998, though announced they would split in 2010. … Read More


2004 41 Years Old Furuholmen also recorded "Past Perfect Future Tense" in 2004, with appearances from Guy Berryman and Will Champion of Coldplay, and from Andy Dunlop of the Scottish band Travis. … Read More
2005 42 Years Old In early 2005, Furuholmen featured on a Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) song, titled "Indian Ocean", about the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster. … Read More
2008 45 Years Old In 2008 Furuholmen collaborated with Coldplay bassist Guy Berryman and Mew vocalist Jonas Bjerre under the band name of Apparatjik for the theme to the BBC Two series, Amazon. … Read More
2010 47 Years Old Magne announced on Jo Wiley's show on BBC Radio 2 in October 2010 that he intends to work with his friends in MEW and Coldplay after retiring from A-ha in December.
2012 49 Years Old The official ceremony took place on November 6, 2012.


2014 51 Years Old 2014: Furuholmen started working on his biggest commission to date, for what will be Scandinavia's largest ceramic sculpture-park to be unveiled in 2015.
2015 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Furuholmens work is represented in institutions and collections in his native Norway and worldwide. Among his permanent public commissions are 'Resonance' for The city of Bergen, as well as his largest commission to date (work in progress) - a ceramic sculpturepark in the Oslo region consisting of 50 tonnes of clay, to be unveiled in August 2015. … Read More
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