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is born in Vangede, Denmark. He will find success as a song-writer, poet, author, composer and pianist. He is said to be the most widely read, most often sung and best loved of modern Danish lyricists. NB. He should not be confused with Benny Andersson from Abba
Bjorn Ulvaeus is born in Gothenburg, Sweden. he will find fame as a songwriter, singer and guitarist with Abba
is born in Harrow, England, UK, Europe. Mr. Putland, aka Mike Putland, will become one of the world's top rock photographers, working with Abba
, The Rolling Stones
, Chuck Berry
, George Michael
, The Cure
, Georgie Fame
, Frank Zappa
and numerous others.
Agnetha Faltskog is born in Jonkoping, Sweden, Europe. She will find international fame as vocalist Agnetha of Abba
Twenty-one year old Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins the New Faces talent competition in Sweden, Europe, singing the song En Ledig Dag. That night, as part of her prize, she appears on Swedish tv. (She will go on to international fame as a member of Abba
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, later to become a member of Abba
, has her first professional recording session in the Europa Film studio, Stockholm, Sweden. She records both sides of her debut single, En ledig dag/Peter, kom tillbaka.
records Jag Var Sa Kar
(I Was So In Love) at Philips Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. It will reach No1 in the Swedish Pop Singles Chart and Agnetha will find greater international success as a member of Abba
Jag Var Sa Kar (I Was So In Love) by Agnetha Faltskog
reaches No1 in the Pop Singles Chart in Sweden, Europe. Agnetha will find greater international success as a member of Abba
A Swedish soft porn movie, The Seduction Of Inga
, has its premiere. Directed by American Joseph W Sarno, it might have been totally forgotten, except that the theme music, Inga’s Theme, was composed by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, later to form Abba
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid record People Need Love in Metronome Studio, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe. It will provide them
with their first hit single, but they will find much greater success after changing their name to Abba
Bjorn And Benny, Agnetha And Anni-Frid release a new single, He Is Your Brother/Santa Rosa, in Sweden on Polar Records. They will find greater success after changing their name to Abba
release a new single, Dancing Queen
, in the UK on Epic Records. On the same day, The First European Punk Rock Festival, is staged at Mont De Marsan, near Bordeaux, France. Acts on the bill include The Damned
, Count Bishops
, Nick Lowe, Pink Fairies, Eddie and the Hot Rods
, The Tyla Gang
and The Hammersmith Gorillas
release the album Arrival.
arrive in London, UK, on a promotional visit.
arrive at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, on a promotional visit.
begin a four week run at No1 on the UK pop singles chart with
The Name Of The Game.
After living together for nine years, Benni and Anni-Frid of Abba
get married in a quiet ceremony at their local church. The witnesses are their house-keeper and a church warden.
play the first of six nights at Wembley Arena, London.
play the first of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK.
play the second of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, UK.
play at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
's record company Polar Music issues a press release noting that the band's latest album Super Trouper has sold 1.7m copies in the UK, where it remained at No1 for eight weeks.
Benny and Frida of Abba
announce that they have started divorce proceedings, in the wake of Benny's revelation of his love for Swedish TV personality Mona Norklit.
deliver their seventh UK No1 album - The Visitors, which is also their eighth and final studio album. It is one of the first records to have been recorded and mixed digitally.
The Visitors by Abba
enters the Billboard
Top 40 albums chart in the USA where it will peak at No29 during a six-week run.
The new No1 album in the UK is the Abba
compilation The Singles - The First Ten Years.
Stig Andersson, manager of Abba
and writer of over 3,000 song lyrics, dies of a heart attack in Stockholm, Sweden, aged 66.
It is reported that seventies superSwedes Abba
have turned down a $1 billion offer to reform for a tour.
Los Angeles Superior Court reveals that Limp Bizkit
frontman Fred Durst has settled (six weeks earlier) a $5m battery lawsuit filed by lighting technician Connie Paulson who had her nose broken by Durst during the group's Anger Management Tour in December 2000.
For the first time in twenty years, all four members of Abba
are seen together in public when they attend the Swedish-language premiere of the Abba
musical Mamma Mia! at the Cirkus Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Ola Brunkert, long-term drummer for Abba
, is found dead at his villa in Majorca, Spain, Europe. Spanish police say that Brunkert apparently bled to death after somehow falling onto his greenhouse.
A poll conducted by secondary ticketing company Viagogo, finds that ABBA
is the group music fans most want to see reunite in 2009. The Smiths
come second, followed by a reunited Robbie Williams
and Take That
, The Stone Roses
and Guns N' Roses with former guitarist Slash
, the rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles transported artists including The Rolling Stones
, Led Zeppelin
, Pink Floyd
, Queen and Michael Jackson
, dies aged 64 in Homerton Hospital
, Hackney, London, England, UK, Europe. He had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2009 but continued working for as long as possible.
All four members of ABBA
attend the opening of member Bjorn Ulvaeus' new business venture
, a theatre-restaurant in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, based on and named after their hit single Mamma Mia. This marks the first time all four members of ABBA
have been photographed together since they attended the premiere of the movie Mamma Mia in London in 2008.