Ever since their breakthrough with ‘Waterloo’ back in 1974, ABBA’s music has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Today, the songs they created – expertly written and produced by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and interpreted vocally with passion and commitment by Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad – are regarded as an important part of the international music canon.
Incredibly, in the 21st Century, they are more popular than ever!
The ABBA story began in Sweden, more than five decades ago, in June 1966 when Björn met Benny. Surprisingly, the pair wrote their first song together just a few weeks later. By the end of the decade they had established a regular partnership as composers. In the spring of 1969, Björn and Benny met the two women who were to become not only their fiancées but also the other half of ABBA.
The group entered Melodifestivalen again in 1974 with ‘Waterloo’ and it took them all the way to the Eurovision finals in Brighton, England. They were now know as ‘ABBA’ which is an acronym of their first names. Soon after this triumph, ‘Waterloo’ was Number One on the charts all over Europe, even reaching the Top Ten in the US. The rest is history…Read more about ABBA on their official website