Jokke med Tourettes

Joachim Nielsen (September 8, 1964 - October 17, 2000), better known as Jokke, was a Norwegian rock musician. He was the frontman of Norwegian rock bands Jokke & Valentinerne and Jokke med Tourettes, and he is the brother of cartoonist Christopher Nielsen, (and son of the artist) John David Nielsen. Jokke med Tourettes was a continuation from his previous band Jokke & Valentinerne, in which he joined up with members of the band The Tourettes. They released two albums before he died during the recording of their third album. ...show more

Joachim Nielsen (September 8, 1964 - October 17, 2000), better known as Jokke, was a Norwegian rock musician. He was the frontman of Norwegian rock bands Jokke & Valentinerne and Jokke med Tourettes, and he is the brother of cartoonist Christopher Nielsen, (and son of the artist) John David Nielsen. Jokke med Tourettes was a continuation from his previous band Jokke & Valentinerne, in which he joined up with members of the band The Tourettes. They released two albums before he died during the recording of their third album.

In the mid-90s, Jokke had developed a heroin addiction, and had several stays at rehabilitation clinics. By the turn of the millennium, many of his close friends believed that he had conquered his inner demons. However, he died suddenly of a drug overdose in October 2000, aged 36. In 2005, a double tribute album entitled "Det beste til meg og mine venner" (The best for me and my friends) was released, which featured cover versions of Jokkes best known work from Norwegian artists.. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Jokke med Tourettes

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