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Benny Anderson's group, the Hep Stars, and Bjorn Ulvaeus's group, the Hootenanny Singers, met on a bus at a countryside crossroads on the way to a party.
In the Swedish legal system, clothes were tax deductible if proven they weren't used for 'daily wear'.
She was born in Norway and her father was a German officer. According to some reports, her mother was involved in a Lebensborn house, designed to 'breed' Norweigian women with SS supermen. We're sure Abba is exactly what Himmler had in mind. Less sensationalist reports suggest a relationship naturally developed between Lyngstad's parents.
'Ring Ring' was their debut album which hit shops in 1973, and they didn't win Eurovision with 'Waterloo' until 1974.
ABBA was an acronym of the band's first initials - Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, Anni - but already belonged to a company set up in 1838. In 1974 they agreed to officially share the name with the band.
Hallstrom would win an Oscar for the dark abortionist story 'Cider House Rules' (1999) later in his career, but began his foray into the world of film directing all of ABBA's promotional music videos.
Famously, Agnetha and Bjorn and Benny and Anni-Lynd married, when Abba's music was ruling the world. Both marriages ended, in 1979 and 1981 respectively, although the band did try and continue for a short time after. The atmosphere in the studio was 'weird' though, said Ulvaeus.
Bigger than Adele's 21 and the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper, it is surpassed in sales only by Queen's 'Greatest Hits'.
ABBA's massive cultural legacy in Australia is reflected in the worldwide global smash film 'Muriel's Wedding' (1994).
"We would like people to remember us as we were," said Bjorn Ulvaeus. "Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition."