The cult Stockholm Four stopped its existence in 1982, and since then, the singers have repeated for many times: reunion is impossible.
However, it became known that four members of the world famous Swedish pop group Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad announced the reunion of ABBA.
The legendary Swedish quartet ABBA has become one of the most successful groups in the history of world pop music.
They became the 1st representatives of continental Europe, who won the leading positions of charts of all English-speaking countries, including the United States of America, Canada, Britain, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand.
On December 11, 1982, ABBA last appeared as a group after 10 years of its existence. It was a live performance of the British TV program. On the basis of 22 songs of the group in 1999, the musical Mamma Mia! was created, the film version of which starred Meryl Streep appeared in 2008.
Here are several really impressing facts about this popular group:
- The group was formed by two married couples. They were going to a party and the idea of creating a pop music group came to their mind.
- Their extraordinary clothes were a tax dodge. According to Swedish law in ‘70s outfits were tax deductible only if to prove that nobody wears them in usual life.
- There is information that Anni-Frid’s mom was involved in the SS actions concerning Nordic women during the Second World War. However, this information has not received any official confirmations.
- The group shares its name with a Swedish canned herring company. The company was created in 1838 and was originally much more popular than 4 young people.
- 3.5 million people wanted to attend their 1977 London tour.
- Their Australian 1976 TV special got better ratings than the moon landing. Muriel’s Wedding greatly shows their massive cultural legacy in Australia.
- ABBA: Gold is the second best selling album ever in the UK. It has surpassed Adele’s 21 and the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper.