Noble ACT

Siggi Loch, boss of German record label ACT, famed for releasing work by the Swedish Esbjörn Svensson Trio, has been knighted for his services to Swedish culture in Germany.

In March, Sweden’s King Carl XVI. Gustaf named him Knight 1st Class of the Order of the Nordstjärneorden.

The Order of the Polar Star (for it is that) has been awarded since 1748 and other famous holders include H.C. Andersen (1848), Greta Garbo (1983) and Susan Sontag (2004).

Sir Siggi