|Born on: 25.10.1963
John Gunnar Levén (born on October 25, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden) is the bassist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. When he was 7 years old, he and his family moved to the suburb Upplands Väsby, where several members of Europe grew up. He joined the band in 1981, replacing Peter Olsson, and was also playing with Yngwie Malmsteen a shorter time. In 1985 Levén was the one who suggested that vocalist Joey Tempest should write a song based on an old keyboard riff Tempest had composed years earlier. The result was the song "The Final Countdown".
After Europe took a break in 1992, Levén recorded and toured with bands like Brazen Abbot, Clockwise, Last Autumn's Dream, Southpaw, Europe colleague John Norum and former Black Sabbath / Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes.
Levén is divorced and currently living in Stockholm. He has two sons, Alex and Daniel.