7 June 2016
Swedish Pop Group, ABBA, reunited and performed together on Sunday night after a 30-year break-up.
Th reunion which members of the group had vowed would never happen surprised fans worldwide. The event which took place in Stockholm’s Berns Hotel was held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day the group’s song-writing duo of Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the first time.
According to ABBA’s official Facebook page: “June 5th is exactly 50 years since Björn and Benny met for the first time in Linköping, Sweden. The rest is history and we are all so grateful for this day.”
The Swedish pop group, is known for hits in the ‘70s and early ‘80s like “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.” They last performed in public on a British TV show in 1982.
ABBA was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by its members – Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
It became one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of popular music, topping the charts worldwide from 1974 to 1982. ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest at The Dome in Brighton, UK, giving Sweden its first triumph in the contest, and was the most successful group ever to take part in the competition.
After its last album, the members went their separate ways with the intention of getting together again for another album sometime in the future.
But as time passed, Benny moved to London, Anni-Frid remarried and moved to Switzerland, Agnetha went into seclusion while Bjorn stayed in Sweden. They were all separated until now.