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Benny Andersen 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!
Stikkan Andersson is born in Mariestad, Sweden. He will find international success as Stig Andersson, manager of Abba.
Gerard Richard Stickells is born in Lydd, kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as Gerry Stickells, a renowned tour manager, working with Jimi Hendrix, Queen, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler and Madonna.
Bjorn Ulvaeus is born in Gothenburg, Sweden. he will find fame as a songwriter, singer and guitarist with Abba.
Edwin Shirley is born in Cranbrook, Kent, England, UK, Europe. He will find success as a rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles will transport equipment for artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, Queen and Michael Jackson.
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).
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.
At a gig in Sweden, Europe, by the Hootenanny Singers, Agnetha Faltskog meets their singer/guitarist Bjorn Ulvaeus. The pair will marry and go on to work together in 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.
Swedish pop stars Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus get married. They will begin working on each others recordings and will, in due course, form the globally successful group Abba.
Swedish pop group Bjorn and Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid record Contemplation for Polar Music. The track is never used but the quartet will eventually find fame as 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.
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.
Abba release a new single, Dancing Queen, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Abba arrive in London, UK, on a promotional visit.
Abba arrive at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe, on a promotional visit.
The Top Ten Singles on WABC Radio in New York City, USA, are :



1. Disco Duck, Part 1 - Rick Dees And His Cast of Idiots (RSO)

2. Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)

3. Love So Right - The Bee Gees (RSO)

4. Just To Be Close To You - The Commodores (Motown)

5. Muskrat Love - The Captain And Tennille (A+M)

6. The Rubberband Man - The Spinners (Atlantic)

7. Whispering/Cherchez la Femme/Se Si Bon - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (RCA)

8. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago (Columbia)

9. Fernando - ABBA (Atlantic)

10. The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)

On their first world tour, Abba hold a press conference in the Sebel Town House hotel, Elizabeth Bay Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play the second of two dates at Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play the first of two days at the Meyer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia, Oceania. During the day, they also attend a civic reception in their honour at Melbourne Town Hall.
On their first world tour, Abba have a day off, cruising on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play at West Lakes Football Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba travel from Adelaide to Perth, Australia, Oceania, and book in at the Pamelia Hotel.
On their first world tour, Abba play two shows at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play the last of three days at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
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.
Abba play the third of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Abba play the fourth of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Abba play the last of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
On their Abba : The Tour tour, Abba play the first of two nights at Bingley Hall, Stafford, England, UK, Europe.
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Abba play at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Abba play their last gig in Europe, in the Main Hall at The RDS, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
Abba complete recording of their seventh album Super Trouper, at Polar Music Studios, Sweden, Europe.
The Visitors by Abba is the new UK No1 album.
The new No1 album in the UK is the Abba compilation The Singles - The First Ten Years.
One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head reaches No1 in the Springbok Radio Singles Chart in South Africa, for the first of six weeks. The song, written by Bjorn and Benny of Abba, is from their musical Chess.
Actor Yul Brynner dies, aged 65 of lung cancer, in New York City, USA. Although nominally an actor, he is best remembered for his role as King Mongkut in the musical The King And I, both on stage and in the cinema. Songs which drew inspiration from Brynner include One Night In Bangkok from the 1984 muscal Chess (written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA), and the 1987 album track, Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead, by comedy-punk rockers Toy Dolls.
According to Atlantic Records' newly published catalogue, the following albums are no longer available in vinyl LP form: Yes - Fragile, Pete Townshend - Empty Glass, Crosby, Stills And Nash - CSN, Phil Collins - Face Value, Greatest Hits - Abba, The Best of Ray Charles, and everything by Emerson, Lake And Palmer and everything by Genesis (except The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway).
Stig Anderson, manager of Abba and writer of over 3,000 song lyrics, dies of a heart attack in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, aged 66.
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The stage musical Mamma Mia!, based on the music of Abba, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End, London, UK.
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.
Edwin Shirley, the rock'n'roll trucking pioneer whose fleet of vehicles transported artists including The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Abba, 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.
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It is announced by The Official Charts Company in the UK that the album ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits has overtaken sales of The Beatles'
According to research carried out by The Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK, the most recognisable pop song ever is announced as Wannabe by The Spice Girls. The complete Top 10, with the lengths of time required to recognise them, is as follows :

1. Spice Girls, Wannabe - 2.29 seconds
2. Lou Bega, Mambo No. 5 - 2.48 seconds
3. Survivor, Eye of the Tiger - 2.62 second
4. Lady Gaga, Just Dance - 2.66 seconds
5. Abba, SOS and Roy Orbison, Pretty Woman - 2.73 seconds
6. Michael Jackson, Beat It - 2.8 seconds
7. Whitney Houston, I Will Always Love You and The Human League, Don’t You Want Me - 2.83 seconds
8. Aerosmith, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing - 2.84 seconds
9. Lady Gaga, Poker Face - 2.88 seconds
10. Hanson, Mmmmbop - 2.89 seconds
Abba Monopoly, an Abba-oriented version of the popular board game, is made available to buy via the band's website.
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.
ABBA announce that they have recorded two new songs, which will be performed in a 'live' tour during which virtual reality avatars will perform their songs.
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, formerly of Abba, attend a birthday party for their lifelong business associate Thomas Johansson.
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