Summary of article in Billed Bladet #50, 2014.
Written by Marianne Singer.
Recently composer and close friend of the Regent Couple, Bent Fabricius Bjerre, turned 90 and that was celebrated at Tivoli with close to 170 guests.
Among those who showed up was Mary. It's pretty obvious that Mary is close to Bent Fabricius Bjerre and that she is very fond of him. - Perhaps he's a kind of honorary grandad to her.
The dinner started at 18.00 and when she arrived Mary said: "I'm looking forward to celebrating him... He's a unique person". With her went former Court Chief Ove Ullerup and his wife. Frederik was away to a meeting with the IOC.
The Tivoli Guard supplied the honor guard. The music corp's uniforms being very much inspired by the gala uniform of the Royal Life Guard regiment.
Mary's Gypsy earrings were by Charlotte Lynggaard - with diamonds and moonstones (whatever that is).
ADDED: Bent Fabricius Bjerre has churned out evergreen after evergreen since the 50's and he is still going strong. Some fifteen years ago he sat down and composed a techno piece, just to see if he could do it. He could, it went number one on the charts!
To an international audience he most well known piece is probably Alley Cat, but my favorite among the many he has made is the theme to the Olsen Gang, because you can't help cheer up when you hear it.