Tag: dancing queen

The Story of Abba, Swedens Top pop Band
casino blog
10 March 2010

The Story of Abba, Swedens Top pop BandABBA is undoubtedly one of Swedens top known pop bands in the world to this day. It has been over 20 years since they released their last album and the band split up, however their songs are still heard on the radio today.

All of this success leads us to question, who was ABBA, and how did the whole thing begin?   All of the members of ABBA were fairly well established artists in the music scene in Sweden prior to forming the group.

The group itself consisted of two couples, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and Bjrn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fltskog. Andersson and Ulvaeus had worked together prior to meeting the girls and forming the band, while the girls had previously worked as solo artists.

The first song they released together as a band was People Need Love, which became a top hit in Sweden almost immediately after its release. At this point the band was simply called Bjrn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid. Later, in an effort to shorten the name of the band, while continuing to incorporate all of the members names, the abbreviation ABBA was decided upon.

Read the rest of this entry »