We say Last Goodbye to Johannes Bjerregaard

Real Name: Johannes Bjerregaard
Handle: Jozz
C64 Groups: Maniacs of noise , Danish Music Company
Country: Denmark
Date of death: 2022/11/02

Another legend gone… 😦 With a truly great sadness we in 8bit legends report that the danish coder and musician
Johannes Bjerregaard (Jozz/Maniacs of noise) has died at the age of 52, due to colon cancer, on November 2 2022. Johannes was amongst the absolute best musicians on c64 ever. Truly talented and creative. He will be missed by all of us .
no one in the golden age can forget so many remarkable tunes like: Nightdawn , Stormlord and much more he did back in the 80s . Johannes was also the founder of Danish Music Company in 1988.
Condolences to his family. Your music will rule forever!!
R.I.P Johannes Bjerregaard.

life after the 8bit :
Johannes Bjerregaard, a native of Denmark, wasa creative jazz improviser who first made his musical mark on the world by joining the pioneers of video game music composers in the early generations of home computers. He lived in Copenhagen and studied at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory before moving to Texas in 2000. After several years of touring the world on cruise ships with the Les DeMerle jazz quartet, Johannes worked as an independent commercial and jazz musician around the Lubbock, Texas area. R.I.P Johannes Bjerregaard

Johannes Bjerregaard made excellent and exceptional tunes on the C64 during the late 80’s , his tunes are too many to mention but the famous are: Tiger Mission published by Kele Line 1987 , Sweet on 1988 , Stormlord together with Jeroen Tel , Special Agent published by Firebird 1988, Can’t Stop a TOTO cover of “Stop Loving You” , Flimobo’s quest together with Reyn Ouwehand , Nightdawn published by Magic Bytes 1989 , Rosanna another fabelous TOTO cover , Shape 1988 , Chase ,MACH published by Starvision 1987 , Thunderforce published by Hewson 1987 . his music was heavily used in C64 demos, games, music collections and C64 crack intros.
Thank you Johannes for all the joyful moments while listening to your SIDs Johannes. you were exceptional and a true legendarty C64 Musician , you will be missed a lot.

on the link you can hear JB/Maniacs of noise tunes on the C64 with more info on every tune like year, player and the name of the tune , great way to remember his top class and interesting tunes  

you can visit his CSDB Commodore 64 page here:

Rest in peace Johannes


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  1. Sad to hear this great C64 musician passed away.

    It’s still good entertainment to listen to his “SIDiography” with catchy tunes, tunes with awesome melodies and gimmicks like the best C64 “heavy metal” track.

    The soundtrack to the 1987 game “Tiger Mission” is an example I already enjoyed when I was boy.


    • It is realy sad to hear that our pioneers of Commodore and Amiga are passing away. I will get in April 80 years and soon I will be in line with my colleagues to say good bye. JOHANNES BJERREGAARD rest in peace. Petro Tyschtschenko, former AMIGA PRESIDENT


  2. For sure we lost one of the greatest C64 musician ever. What he did with the SID chip back then was truly amazing stuff and the memory of those synthetic sounds will remain embended in us forever. Thank you for all the memories.


  3. I am always shocked to read sad messages like this. I am so sorry that Johannes passed away with 52 years.
    Rest in peace… Petro Tysachtschenko, former president Amiga /Commodore


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