Östen Warnerbring was a Swedish singer, musician, composer and lyricist. He started out as a jazz musician but over the years, he had huge successes both in the area of popular music and as a singer of Swedish poetry, put into music by himself. In the 1970s, he became one of the first Swedish artists to use his native accent, of the province of Scania (Skåne) in the south of Sweden, also while singing.
Throughout his career, he attempted to represent his home country at the Contest several times, with his 1967 appearance proving the most successful. Although he won the 1960 national final, it was decided to send Siw Malmkvist to the Contest in London instead and his 1972 entry was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, who would go on to win the Contest two years later and achieve international fame as part of ABBA.
He died in San Augustin, Canary Islands on 18 January 2006.