ABBA when it all began - the international success.
Although ABBAnot been a band for three decades, the group continues to sell records. And three of the four would be willing to record something more together.
In early April 1974 Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Waterloo" in English Brighton. The victory was also marked an international breakthrough for the group, consisting of Björn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Fältskog and Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
The group had a long list of chart toppers, both in Sweden and abroad. In Britain, for example, ABBA ended up highest charting no less than nine times. But Bjorn Ulvaeus believes that time with ABBA not only meant successes.
- It happened over a fairly long period. We had not hit after hit after hit. We could have a hit, but then we wrote a new song and recorded it and released it. It feels today when we look back that it all happened at once, but it was not so, he tells Reuters.
CONTINUES TO SELL ABBA's success also did not end when the band finally broke up in 1983, the two after they released their last album, "The Visitors".
In total, they have sold nearly 400 million albums and sales of their records have not stopped yet. According to Reuters ABBA still sells about a million discs a year.
Another sign of the long-lasting popularity of the musical "Mamma Mia", based on the group's music and movie of the same name in 2008.
CELEBRATED IN LONDON Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus has for weeks been in London to attend the celebrations of the 40th anniversary.
- We were familiar with the music industry and at the same time was the mixture of talents probably a fantastic thing, says Anni-Frid Lyngstad when she gives her views on the background to the group's success.
3 OF 4 TO RECORD MORE During the jubilee in London it came out that 75 percent of the ABBA members can actually imagine playing music together again (!).
In an interview with UK's The Guardian says Anni-Frid Lyngstad that she would love to record something, but it's up to Björn and Benny.
- Nothing is planned, and it would take something very special, but yeah - why not? says Björn Ulvaeus during the same chat.
In the past, Agnetha Fältskog, who started his solo career again last year, said she would also like to record with Abba again. It reports the Guardian.
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Last Saturday, (Saurday April 6, 1974) television viewers and juries from 31 countries selected Waterloo as the all-time favorite Eurovision Song Contest entry. ABBA's victory didn't remain unnoticed in the Belgian village of Waterloo, where 'Napoleon did surrender' on 18th June, 1815. Congratulations from Waterloo to Waterloo!
The village of Waterloo congratulates ABBA, “a mythical group which made, makes and will continue making people of all generations dance”, Yves Vander Cruysen, Councillor of Culture of Waterloo, states. “With pride, the village of Waterloo is looking back at the visit of honour ABBA paid to Waterloo on 18th May 1974, a couple of weeks after they won the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton”.
During their visit at Waterloo, ABBA were invited in André Torrent's show Chansons à la carte and met with the Belgian producers of Mandarine Napoléon. In a long, black limousine, escorted by several motor vehicles, Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid arrived at the Albert I Square around noon. Together with André Caussin, burgomaster of Waterloo at that time, ABBA visited the Wellington Museum and posed for the international press.
Openly and visibly happy to be there, ABBA handed out autographs to anyone who wanted one. Due to a strict time schedule and being expected at a television show in France, the members of ABBA could not visit the battlefield of Waterloo anymore. Later on in Paris, ABBA was introduced to the French version of Waterloo, written by Claude-Michel Schoenberg, another citizen of honour of Waterloo.