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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.
Bjorn Ulvaeus is born in Gothenburg, Sweden. he will find fame as a songwriter, singer and guitarist with Abba.
Michael Putland 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.
Seventeen year old aspiring Norwegian singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad marries salesman and fellow musician Ragnar Fredriksson. Lyngstad will find fame first as a solo artist and then 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.
Hej Gamle Man!, a new single on Polar Records by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, enters the pop singles chart in Sweden, Europe, where it will remain for fifteen weeks reaching no 1. The pair will find greater fame as the male half of Abba.
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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 USA on Atlantic Records.
Abba release a new single, Dancing Queen, in the USA on Atlantic Records.
Abba enter the Billboard Top 40 singles chart in the USA with Dancing Queen, which will peak at No1.
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 play at West Lakes Football Stadium, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba play two shows at The Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia, Oceania.
On their first world tour, Abba fly out of Perth, Australia, Oceania, en route to London, England, UK, Europe.
Abba begin their 52-date Ab ba : The Tour tour, with a show at Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at Portland Opera House, Portland, Oregon, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, California, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at the Performing Arts Theatre, Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at The Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
On their first North American tour, Abba play at St. Paul Civic, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Abba play the first of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Abba play the third of six nights at Wembley Arena, London, UK.
Abba play at the Apollo Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland.
Abba reach No1 in the UK singles chart with The Winner Takes It All.
Abba reach No1 in the UK singles chart with Super Trouper.
Abba 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 is the new UK No1 album.
The Visitors by Abba is the new UK No1 album and, on the same day, it is announced in the UK rock press that all-girl punk band The Slits has split up.
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.
Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson of Abba visit Moscow, Russia, to meet singing star Alla Pugacheva, to whom they offer a role in their upcoming musical, Chess, but she has to refuse because of "the poltical climate in the USSR." While in Moscow, the Abba members are accompanied by lyricist Tim Rice, Swedish promoter Thomas Johansson and Benny's wife Mona.
Adam and the Ants enter the UK singles chart with Puss'n Boots, which will peak at No5. The track was recorded in Abba's Polar Studios in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe, and was produced by Phil Collins.
Agnetha Faltskog, better known as the blonde one from Abba, co-hosts BBC1-tv's Wogan Show live from Sweden, Europe.
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.
The stage musical Mamma Mia!, based on the music of Abba, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End, London, UK.
The first No1 single of the new millennium in the United Kingdom is I Have A Dream by Westlife. The song is a cover version of a 1979 hit by ABBA.
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.
During a televised interview in Chez Vrony, Zermatt, Switzerland, Europe, Anni-Frid Lyngstadt, better known as Frida of Abba, states that she would be happy to take part in an Abba re-union. The stumbling block, however, is Benny and Bjorn, neither of whom are interested.
Waterloo by ABBA is voted the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.
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.
The Official Charts Company reports that 25% of British households now own a copy of Mamma Mia!, the hit film based on songs by Abba. With five million copies sold, it becomes the country's biggest selling DVD of all time.
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.
Abba Monopoly, an Abba-oriented version of the popular board game, is made available to buy via the band's website.
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.
Gerry Stickells, a renowned tour manager who worked mostly with Jimi Hendrix and Queen, plus a star-studded cadre of other artists, including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Abba, Fleetwood Mac, Bette Midler and Madonna, dies from complications of a brain tumour, aged 76, at his home in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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