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Abba 1974

Am 6. April in Brighton gewann ABBA mit Waterloo. 46 Jahre ist das jetzt her. Horst Senker über einen Meilenstein in der Geschichte des. ABBA geben nicht auf und wollen auch zum "Grand Prix". Mit neuem Titel ein neuer Versuch. Und dieses Mal klappt es und das Glück ist. Neben Ikea und Knäckebrot sind Abba die größten schwedischen Export-​Schlager. Am 6. April gewann die Band den Eurovision Song.

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April trat ABBA bei der Austragung des „Grand-Prix“-Finales im englischen​. ABBA Foto: picture-alliance/ dpa. Zwischen all den Balladen, die den Wettbewerb damals noch prägten, stach Abbas fröhlicher Popsong. Neben Ikea und Knäckebrot sind Abba die größten schwedischen Export-​Schlager. Am 6. April gewann die Band den Eurovision Song.

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Erst wenn beide das Gefühl hatten, einen interessanten und Marcellino Kinderparadies Ansatz gefunden zu haben, versuchten sie diesen bis zum fertigen Stück weiterzuentwickeln. ABBA Benny Andersson Björn Ulvaeus Waterloo: "Dancing Queen" ABBA Benny Andersson Björn Ulvaeus Stig Anderson Arrival: "Disillusion" ABBA Agnetha Fältskog Björn Ulvaeus Ring Ring: "Does Your Mother Know" ABBA Benny Andersson Björn Ulvaeus Voulez-Vous: "Don't Shut Me Down" ABBA "Dream World" ABBA Benny Andersson. ABBA on Dutch TV in April Clockwise from top left Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad As the group entered the Melodifestivalen with " Ring Ring " but failed to qualify as the Swedish entry, Stig Anderson immediately started planning for the contest. Recorded 18 October at Glen Studio. The lyrics for the song were later re-written and became "Rock Me". "Baby" was first released on CD on the box set Thank You for the Music as part of the ABBA Undeleted section. "Crazy World" "Crazy World" was recorded on 16 October at Glen Studio during sessions for this album. Мои новые каналы (my new channels) ABBA - Honey Honey - Germany, May - YouTube This was a performance to playback in Saarbrücken, Germany on 16 May The tv programme was called James Lasts' Star Parade. The host of the. Ever since their breakthrough with ‘Waterloo’ back in , ABBA’s music has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Read more. articles. New Years message from Frida ABBA on Rootsi popmuusika ansambel, mis tegutses aastatel – ja tegutseb taas alates aastast.. Ansambli liikmed on Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad ja Björn windersfarmhaunt.comörn ja Agnetha ning Benny ja Anni-Frid olid abielupaarid (abiellusid vastavalt ja ). Ansambli nimi moodustati aastal ansambli liikmete eesnimede esitähtedest.
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Three artists returned to the contest this year. Gigliola Cinquetti , winner of the Contest , participated again for Italy , as did Romuald Figuier Monaco who had participated for Monaco in the Contest as well as in for Luxembourg.

Norway 's Bendik Singers also returned after participating in The two-person jury system used for the previous three contests was abandoned, with a resurrection of the person jury system with one vote per juror, last used in , returning.

This was the final time it was used. Unusually, a separate draw was made for the order in which the participating countries would vote.

In all previous contests either nations had voted in the same running order as the song presentation or in the reverse of that order.

It was not until that the voting sequence was decided by draw again. Finland, Norway, Switzerland and Italy drew the same position in both draws. Listed below is the order in which votes were cast during the contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.

Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Participation map. Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Total score. United Kingdom. European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 5 June Retrieved Archived from the original on 2 August Retrieved 3 April Translation by Google: The state television decides, after four years that it has already launched the contest, to try its luck.

Nostradamos is the winner of the competition see Stelios Fotiadis, Despina Glezou, etc. A few weeks before the competition the participation is canceled because a scandal about the rape of a minor admirer by a member of the group.

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Lausanne, Switzerland: Le Radio SA. Eurovision Song Contest. The group negotiated with the canners for the rights to the name.

Their official logo, distinct with the backward 'B', was designed by Rune Söderqvist, who designed most of ABBA's record sleeves.

The ambigram first appeared on the French compilation album, Golden Double Album, released in May by Disques Vogue , and would henceforth be used for all official releases.

The idea for the official logo was made by the German photographer Wolfgang "Bubi" Heilemann de on a velvet jumpsuit photo shoot for the teenage magazine Bravo.

In the photo, the ABBA members held giant initial letters of their names. After the pictures were made, Heilemann found out that Benny Andersson reversed his letter "B"; this prompted discussions about the mirrored "B", and the members of ABBA agreed on the mirrored letter.

From onward, the first "B" in the logo version of the name was "mirror-image" reversed on the band's promotional material, thus becoming the group's registered trademark.

Following their acquisition of the group's catalogue, PolyGram began using variations of the ABBA logo, employing a different font. In , Polygram added a crown emblem to it for the first release of the ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits compilation.

After Universal Music purchased PolyGram and, thus, ABBA's label Polar Music International , control of the group's catalogue returned to Stockholm.

Since then, the original logo has been reinstated on all official products. As the group entered the Melodifestivalen with " Ring Ring " but failed to qualify as the Swedish entry, Stig Anderson immediately started planning for the contest.

Ulvaeus, Andersson and Stig Anderson believed in the possibilities of using the Eurovision Song Contest as a way to make the music business aware of them as songwriters, as well as the band itself.

In late , they were invited by Swedish television to contribute a song for the Melodifestivalen and from a number of new songs, the upbeat song " Waterloo " was chosen; the group was now inspired by the growing glam rock scene in England.

ABBA won their nation's hearts on Swedish television on 9 February , and with this third attempt were far more experienced and better prepared for the Eurovision Song Contest.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest on 6 April and singing "Waterloo" in English instead of their native tongue gave ABBA the chance to tour Europe and perform on major television shows; thus the band saw the "Waterloo" single chart in many European countries.

Following their success at the Eurovision Song Contest, ABBA spent an evening of glory partying in the appropriately named first-floor Napoleon suite of The Grand Brighton Hotel.

It also made the top ten in several other countries, including rising to number three in Spain, number four in Australia and France, and number seven in Canada.

In the United States, the song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot chart, paving the way for their first album and their first trip as a group there.

Albeit a short promotional visit, it included their first performance on American television, The Mike Douglas Show. The album Waterloo only peaked at number on the Billboard chart, but received unanimous high praise from the US critics: Los Angeles Times called it "a compelling and fascinating debut album that captures the spirit of mainstream pop quite effectively ABBA's follow-up single, " Honey, Honey ", peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot , reached the top twenty in several other countries, and was a number-two hit in West Germany although it only reached the top 30 in Australia and the US.

In the United Kingdom, ABBA's British record label, Epic, decided to re-release a remixed version of "Ring Ring" instead of "Honey, Honey", and a cover version of the latter by Sweet Dreams peaked at number Both records debuted on the UK chart within one week of each other.

In November , ABBA embarked on their first European tour, playing dates in Denmark, West Germany and Austria.

It was not as successful as the band had hoped, since most of the venues did not sell out. Due to a lack of demand, they were even forced to cancel a few shows, including a sole concert scheduled in Switzerland.

The second leg of the tour, which took them through Scandinavia in January , was very different. They played to full houses everywhere and finally got the reception they had aimed for.

Live performances continued in the middle of when ABBA embarked on a fourteen open-air date tour of Sweden and Finland.

Their Stockholm show at the Gröna Lund amusement park had an estimated audience of 19, In late , "So Long" was released as a single in the United Kingdom but it received no airplay from Radio 1 and failed to chart in the UK; the only countries in which it was successful were Austria, Sweden and Germany, reaching the top ten in the first two and number 21 in the latter.

In the middle of , ABBA released " I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do ", which again received little airplay on Radio 1, but did manage to climb to number 38 on the UK chart, while making top five in several northern and western European countries, and number one in South Africa.

Later that year, the release of their self-titled third studio album ABBA and single " SOS " brought back their chart presence in the UK, where the single hit number six and the album peaked at number Success was further solidified with " Mamma Mia " reaching number-one in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia and the top two in a few other western and northern European countries.

In the United States, both " I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do " and " SOS " peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot chart, with the latter picking up the BMI Award along the way as one of the most played songs on American radio in In Canada, the three songs rose to number 12, nine and 18, respectively.

The success of the group in the United States had until that time been limited to single releases.

By early , the group already had four Top 30 singles on the US charts, but the album market proved to be tough to crack.

The eponymous ABBA album generated three American hits, but it only peaked at number on the Cashbox album chart and number on the Billboard chart.

Opinions were voiced, by Creem in particular, that in the US ABBA had endured "a very sloppy promotional campaign".

Nevertheless, the group enjoyed warm reviews from the American press. Cashbox went as far as saying that "there is a recurrent thread of taste and artistry inherent in Abba's marketing, creativity and presentation that makes it almost embarrassing to critique their efforts", while Creem wrote: "SOS is surrounded on this LP by so many good tunes that the mind boggles.

In Australia, the airing of the music videos for "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "Mamma Mia" on the nationally broadcast TV pop show Countdown which premiered in November saw the band rapidly gain enormous popularity, and Countdown become a key promoter of the group via their distinctive music videos.

This started an immense interest for ABBA in Australia, resulting in "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" staying at number one for three weeks, then "SOS" spending a week there, followed by "Mamma Mia" staying there for ten weeks, and the album holding down the number one position for months.

The three songs were also successful in nearby New Zealand with the first two topping that chart and the third reaching number two. In March , the band released the compilation album Greatest Hits.

It became their first UK number-one album, and also took ABBA into the Top 50 on the US album charts for the first time, eventually selling more than a million copies there.

Also in , the group received its first international prize, with "Fernando" being chosen as the "Best Studio Recording of ". In the United States, "Fernando" reached the Top 10 of the Cashbox Top singles chart and number 13 on the Billboard Hot It topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart, ABBA's first American number-one single on any chart.

At the same time, a compilation named The Very Best of ABBA was released in Germany, becoming a number-one album there whereas the Greatest Hits compilation which followed a few months later ascended to number two in Germany, despite all similarities with The Very Best album.

The group's fourth studio album, Arrival , a number-one best-seller in parts of Europe, the UK and Australia, and a number-three hit in Canada and Japan, represented a new level of accomplishment in both songwriting and studio work, prompting rave reviews from more rock-oriented UK music weeklies such as Melody Maker and New Musical Express , and mostly appreciative notices from US critics.

Hit after hit flowed from Arrival : " Money, Money, Money ", another number-one in Germany, France, Australia and other countries of western and northern Europe, plus number two in the UK; and, " Knowing Me, Knowing You ", ABBA's sixth consecutive German number-one, as well as another UK number-one, plus a top five hit in many other countries, although it was only a number nine hit in Australia and France.

The real sensation was the first single, " Dancing Queen ", not only topping the charts in loyal markets like the UK, Germany, Sweden, several other western and northern European countries, and Australia, but also reaching number-one in the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union and Japan, and the top ten in France, Spain and Italy.

All three songs were number-one hits in Mexico. In South Africa, ABBA had astounding success with each of "Fernando", "Dancing Queen" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You" being among the top 20 best-selling singles for — In , Arrival was nominated for the inaugural BRIT Award in the category "Best International Album of the Year".

By this time ABBA were popular in the UK, most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In Frida — The DVD , Lyngstad explains how she and Fältskog developed as singers, as ABBA's recordings grew more complex over the years.

The band's popularity in the United States would remain on a comparatively smaller scale, and "Dancing Queen" became the only Billboard Hot number-one single ABBA with "Knowing Me, Knowing You" later peaking at number seven; "Money, Money, Money", however, had barely charted there or in Canada where "Knowing Me, Knowing You" had reached number five.

They did, however, get three more singles to the number-one position on other Billboard US charts, including Billboard Adult Contemporary and Hot Dance Club Play.

Nevertheless, Arrival finally became a true breakthrough release for ABBA on the US album market where it peaked at number 20 on the Billboard chart and was certified gold by RIAA.

In January , ABBA embarked on their first major tour. The group's status had changed dramatically and they were clearly regarded as superstars.

They opened their much anticipated tour in Oslo , Norway, on 28 January, and mounted a lavishly produced spectacle that included a few scenes from their self-written mini-operetta The Girl with the Golden Hair.

The concert attracted immense media attention from across Europe and Australia. They continued the tour through Western Europe, visiting Gothenburg , Copenhagen, Berlin, Cologne , Amsterdam, Antwerp , Essen , Hanover , and Hamburg and ending with shows in the United Kingdom in Manchester , Birmingham, Glasgow and two sold-out concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Tickets for these two shows were available only by mail application and it was later revealed that the box-office received 3. Along with praise "ABBA turn out to be amazingly successful at reproducing their records", wrote Creem , there were complaints that "ABBA performed slickly One of the Royal Albert Hall concerts was filmed as a reference for the filming of the Australian tour for what became ABBA: The Movie , though it is not exactly known how much of the concert was filmed.

After the European leg of the tour, in March , ABBA played 11 dates in Australia before a total of , people. The opening concert in Sydney at the Sydney Showground on 3 March to an audience of 20, was marred by torrential rain with Lyngstad slipping on the wet stage during the concert.

However, all four members would later recall this concert as the most memorable of their career. Upon their arrival in Melbourne , a civic reception was held at the Melbourne Town Hall and ABBA appeared on the balcony to greet an enthusiastic crowd of 6, In Melbourne, the group gave three concerts at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with 14, at each including the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and his family.

At the first Melbourne concert, an additional 16, people gathered outside the fenced-off area to listen to the concert. In Adelaide , the group performed one concert at West Lakes Football Stadium in front of 20, people, with another 10, listening outside.

During the first of five concerts in Perth, there was a bomb scare with everyone having to evacuate the Entertainment Centre.

The trip was accompanied by mass hysteria and unprecedented media attention "Swedish ABBA stirs box-office in Down Under tour The Australian tour and its subsequent ABBA: The Movie produced some ABBA lore, as well.

Fältskog's blonde good looks had long made her the band's "pin-up girl", a role she disdained. During the Australian tour, she performed in a skin-tight white jumpsuit, causing one Australian newspaper to use the headline "Agnetha's bottom tops dull show".

When asked about this at a news conference, she replied: "Don't they have bottoms in Australia? In December , ABBA followed up Arrival with the more ambitious fifth album, ABBA: The Album , released to coincide with the debut of ABBA: The Movie.

Although the album was less well received by UK reviewers, it did spawn more worldwide hits: " The Name of the Game " and " Take a Chance on Me ", which both topped the UK charts and racked up impressive sales in most countries, although "The Name of the Game" was generally the more successful in the Nordic countries and Down Under, while "Take a Chance on Me" was more successful in North America and the German-speaking countries.

Both songs were Top 10 hits in countries as far afield as Rhodesia and South Africa, as well as in France. Although "Take a Chance on Me" did not top the American charts, it proved to be ABBA's biggest hit single there, selling more copies than "Dancing Queen".

A third single, " Eagle , was released in continental Europe and Down Under becoming a number one hit in Begium and a Top 10 hit in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and South Africa, but barely charting Down Under.

The B-side of "Eagle" was " Thank You for the Music ", and it was belatedly released as an A-side single in the United Kingdom and Ireland in ABBA: The Album topped the album charts in the UK, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, while ascending to the Top 5 in Australia, Germany, Austria, Finland and Rhodesia, and making the Top 10 in Canada and Japan.

Sources also indicate that sales in Poland exceeded 1 million copies and that sales demand in Russia could not be met by the supply available.

By , ABBA were one of the biggest bands in the world. They converted a vacant cinema into the Polar Music Studio, a state-of-the-art studio in Stockholm.

The studio was used by several other bands; notably Genesis ' Duke and Led Zeppelin 's In Through the Out Door were recorded there.

During May , the group went to the United States for a promotional campaign, performing alongside Andy Gibb on Olivia Newton-John 's TV show.

Recording sessions for the single " Summer Night City " were an uphill struggle, [ citation needed ] but upon release the song became another hit for the group.

The track would set the stage for ABBA's foray into disco with their next album. On 9 January , the group performed " Chiquitita " at the Music for UNICEF Concert held at the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate UNICEF's Year of the Child.

ABBA donated the copyright of this worldwide hit to the UNICEF ; see Music for UNICEF Concert. In mid-January , Ulvaeus and Fältskog announced they were getting divorced.

The news caused interest from the media and led to speculation about the band's future. ABBA assured the press and their fan base they were continuing their work as a group and that the divorce would not affect them.

To escape the media swirl and concentrate on their writing, Andersson and Ulvaeus secretly travelled to Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas , where for two weeks they prepared their next album's songs.

The group's sixth studio album, Voulez-Vous , was released in April , with its title track recorded at the famous Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, with the assistance of recording engineer Tom Dowd amongst others.

The album topped the charts across Europe and in Japan and Mexico, hit the Top 10 in Canada and Australia and the Top 20 in the US. While none of the singles from the album reached number one on the UK chart, the lead single, " Chiquitita ", and the fourth single, " I Have a Dream ", both ascended to number two, and the other two, " Does Your Mother Know " and " Angeleyes " with " Voulez-Vous ", released as a double A-side both made the top 5.

All four singles reached number one in Belgium, although the latter three did not chart in Sweden or Norway. In Canada, "I Have a Dream" became ABBA's second number one on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart after "Fernando" hit the top previously although it did not chart in the US.

It did better in North America than "Chiquitita", reaching number 12 in Canada and number 19 in the US, and made the Top 20 in Japan. Also in , the group released their second compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol.

A Man After Midnight ", which was a Top 3 hit in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland and Norway, and returned ABBA to the Top 10 in Australia.

Greatest Hits Vol. In Russia during the late s, the group was paid in oil commodities because of an embargo on the ruble. On 13 September , ABBA began ABBA: The Tour at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, Canada, with a full house of 14, Technically perfect, melodically correct and always in perfect pitch The soft lower voice of Anni-Frid and the high, edgy vocals of Agnetha were stunning", raved Edmonton Journal.

During the next four weeks they played a total of 17 sold-out dates, 13 in the United States and four in Canada.

The last scheduled ABBA concert in the United States in Washington, D. They appeared at the Boston Music Hall for the performance 90 minutes late.

The tour ended with a show in Toronto, Canada at Maple Leaf Gardens before a capacity crowd of 18, Anyone who's been waiting five years to see Abba will be well satisfied", wrote Record World.

On 19 October , the tour resumed in Western Europe where the band played 23 sold-out gigs, including six sold-out nights at London's Wembley Arena.

In March , ABBA travelled to Japan where upon their arrival at Narita International Airport , they were besieged by thousands of fans. The group performed eleven concerts to full houses, including six shows at Tokyo's Budokan.

This tour was the last "on the road" adventure of their career. In July , ABBA released the single " The Winner Takes It All ", the group's eighth UK chart topper and their first since The song is widely misunderstood as being written about Ulvaeus and Fältskog's marital tribulations; Ulvaeus wrote the lyrics, but has stated they were not about his own divorce; Fältskog has repeatedly stated she was not the loser in their divorce.

In the United States, the single peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot chart and became ABBA's second Billboard Adult Contemporary number-one.

November the same year saw the release of ABBA's seventh album Super Trouper , which reflected a certain change in ABBA's style with more prominent use of synthesizers and increasingly personal lyrics.

It set a record for the most pre-orders ever received for a UK album after one million copies were ordered before release. The second single from the album, " Super Trouper ", also hit number-one in the UK, becoming the group's ninth and final UK chart-topper.

Another track from the album, " Lay All Your Love on Me ", released in as a Twelve-inch single only in selected territories, managed to top the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and peaked at number-seven on the UK singles chart becoming, at the time, the highest ever charting inch release in UK chart history.

This was released in Spanish-speaking countries as well as in Japan and Australia. The album became a major success, and along with the Spanish version of "Chiquitita", this signalled the group's breakthrough in Latin America.

In January , Ulvaeus married Lena Källersjö, and manager Stig Anderson celebrated his 50th birthday with a party. For this occasion, ABBA recorded the track "Hovas Vittne" a pun on the Swedish name for Jehovah's Witness and Anderson's birthplace, Hova as a tribute to him, and released it only on red vinyl copies, to be distributed to the guests attending the party.

This single has become a sought-after collectable. In mid-February , Andersson and Lyngstad announced they were filing for divorce. Information surfaced that their marriage had been an uphill struggle for years, and Benny had already met another woman, Mona Nörklit, whom he married in November Andersson and Ulvaeus had songwriting sessions in early , and recording sessions began in mid-March.

At the end of April, the group recorded a TV special, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA with the US talk show host Dick Cavett.

The Visitors , ABBA's eighth and final studio album, showed a songwriting maturity and depth of feeling distinctly lacking from their earlier recordings but still placing the band squarely in the pop genre, with catchy tunes and harmonies.

Although not revealed at the time of its release, the album's title track, according to Ulvaeus, refers to the secret meetings held against the approval of totalitarian governments in Soviet-dominated states, while other tracks address topics like failed relationships, the threat of war, aging, and loss of innocence.

The album's only major single release, " One of Us ", proved to be the last of ABBA's nine number-one singles in Germany, this being in December ; and the swansong of their sixteen Top 5 singles on the South African chart.

Although it topped the album charts across most of Europe, including Ireland, the UK and Germany, The Visitors was not as commercially successful as its predecessors, showing a commercial decline in previously loyal markets such as France, Australia and Japan.

A track from the album, " When All Is Said and Done ", was released as a single in North America, Australia and New Zealand, and fittingly became ABBA's final Top 40 hit in the US debuting on the US charts on 31 December , while also reaching the US Adult Contemporary Top 10, and number-four on the RPM Adult Contemporary chart in Canada.

The song's lyrics, as with " The Winner Takes It All " and "One of Us", dealt with the painful experience of separating from a long-term partner, though it looked at the trauma more optimistically.

With the now publicised story of Andersson and Lyngstad's divorce, speculation increased of tension within the band.

Also released in the United States was the title track of The Visitors , which hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

In the spring of , songwriting sessions had started and the group came together for more recordings. Plans were not completely clear, but a new album was discussed and the prospect of a small tour suggested.

The recording sessions in May and June were a struggle, and only three songs were eventually recorded: "You Owe Me One", "I Am the City" and "Just Like That".

Andersson and Ulvaeus were not satisfied with the outcome, so the tapes were shelved and the group took a break for the summer. Back in the studio again in early August, the group had changed plans for the rest of the year: they settled for a Christmas release of a double album compilation of all their past single releases to be named The Singles: The First Ten Years.

Neither single made the Top 20 in the United Kingdom, though " The Day Before You Came " became a Top 5 hit in many European countries such as Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The album went to number one in the UK and Belgium, Top 5 in the Netherlands and Germany and Top 20 in many other countries.

A reworked version of the verses ended up in the musical Chess. Despite a number of requests from fans, Ulvaeus and Andersson are still refusing to release ABBA's version of "Just Like That" in its entirety, even though the complete version has surfaced on bootlegs.

The group travelled to London to promote The Singles: The First Ten Years in the first week of November , appearing on Saturday Superstore and The Late, Late Breakfast Show , and also to West Germany in the second week, to perform on Show Express.

On 19 November , ABBA appeared for the last time in Sweden on the TV programme Nöjesmaskinen, and on 11 December , they made their last performance ever, transmitted to the UK on Noel Edmonds ' The Late, Late Breakfast Show , [55] through a live link from a TV studio in Stockholm.

Andersson and Ulvaeus began collaborating with Tim Rice in early on writing songs for the musical project Chess , while Fältskog and Lyngstad both concentrated on international solo careers.

While Andersson and Ulvaeus were working on the musical, a further co-operation among the three of them came with the musical Abbacadabra that was produced in France for television.

Boublil previously also wrote the French lyric for Mireille Mathieu's version of "The Winner Takes It All".

Lyngstad, who had recently moved to Paris, participated in the French version, and recorded a single, "Belle", a duet with French singer Daniel Balavoine.

The song was a cover of ABBA's instrumental track " Arrival ". As the single "Belle" sold well in France, Cameron Mackintosh wanted to stage an English-language version of the show in London, with the French lyrics translated by David Wood and Don Black ; Andersson and Ulvaeus got involved in the project, and contributed with one new song, "I Am the Seeker".

Lyngstad was also involved in this production, recording "Belle" in English as "Time", a duet with actor and singer B. Robertson : the single sold well, and was produced and recorded by Mike Batt.

In May , Lyngstad performed "I Have a Dream" with a children's choir at the United Nations Organisation Gala, in Geneva, Switzerland.

All four members made their at the time, final public appearance as four friends more than as ABBA in January , when they recorded a video of themselves performing an acoustic version of "Tivedshambo" which was the first song written by their manager Stig Anderson , for a Swedish TV show honouring Anderson on his 55th birthday.

The four had not seen each other for more than two years. That same year they also performed privately at another friend's 40th birthday: their old tour manager, Claes af Geijerstam.

They sang a self-written song titled "Der Kleine Franz" that was later to resurface in Chess. Also in , ABBA Live was released, featuring selections of live performances from the group's and tours.

The four members were guests at the 50th birthday of Görel Hanser in Hanser was a long-time friend of all four, and also former secretary of Stig Anderson.

Honouring Görel, ABBA performed a Swedish birthday song "Med En Enkel Tulipan" a cappella. Andersson has on several occasions performed ABBA songs.

Andersson frequently adds an ABBA song to the playlist when he performs with his BAO band. He also played the piano during new recordings of the ABBA songs "Like an Angel Passing Through My Room" with opera singer Anne Sofie von Otter , and "When All Is Said and Done" with Swede Viktoria Tolstoy.

In , Andersson and Ulvaeus both performed an a cappella rendition of the first verse of "Fernando" as they accepted their Ivor Novello award in London.

Lyngstad performed and recorded an a cappella version of "Dancing Queen" with the Swedish group the Real Group in , and also re-recorded "I Have a Dream" with Swiss singer Dan Daniell in ABBA never officially announced the end of the group or an indefinite break, but it was long considered dissolved after their final public performance together in Their final public performance together as ABBA before their reunion was on the British TV programme The Late, Late Breakfast Show live from Stockholm on 11 December While reminiscing on " The Day Before You Came ", Ulvaeus said: "we might have continued for a while longer if that had been a number one".

Ulvaeus and Andersson, meanwhile, started songwriting sessions for the musical Chess. In interviews at the time, Björn and Benny denied the split of ABBA "Who are we without our ladies?

Initials of Brigitte Bardot? Internal strife between the group and their manager escalated and the band members sold their shares in Polar Music during Except for a TV appearance in , the foursome did not come together publicly again until they were reunited at the Swedish premiere of the Mamma Mia!

The individual members' endeavours shortly before and after their final public performance coupled with the collapse of both marriages and the lack of significant activity in the following few years after that widely suggested that the group had broken up.

In an interview with the Sunday Telegraph , following the premiere, Ulvaeus and Andersson said that there was nothing that could entice them back on stage again.

Ulvaeus said: "We will never appear on stage again. Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were. Young, exuberant, full of energy and ambition.

I remember Robert Plant saying Led Zeppelin were a cover band now because they cover all their own stuff. I think that hit the nail on the head.

She admitted that she has not yet brought the idea up to the other three members. In April , she reiterated her hopes for reunion during an interview with Die Zeit , stating: "If they ask me, I'll say yes.

In a May interview, Fältskog, aged 63 at the time, stated that an ABBA reunion would never occur: "I think we have to accept that it will not happen, because we are too old and each one of us has their own life.

Too many years have gone by since we stopped, and there's really no meaning in putting us together again. I would love to, but it's up to Björn and Benny.

The same year the members of ABBA went their separate ways, the French production of a "tribute" show a children's TV musical named Abbacadabra using 14 ABBA songs spawned new interest in the group's music.

After receiving little attention during the mid-to-lates, ABBA's music experienced a resurgence in the early s due to the UK synth-pop duo Erasure , who released Abba-esque , a four track extended play release featuring cover versions of ABBA songs which topped several European charts in As U2 arrived in Stockholm for a concert in June of that year, the band paid homage to ABBA by inviting Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson to join them on stage for a rendition of "Dancing Queen", playing guitar and keyboards.

September saw the release of ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits , a new compilation album. The single " Dancing Queen " received radio airplay in the UK in the middle of to promote the album.

The song returned to the Top 20 of the UK singles chart in August that year, this time peaking at number With sales of 30 million, [62] Gold is the best-selling ABBA album, as well as one of the best-selling albums worldwide.

With sales of 5. In , two Australian cult films caught the attention of the world's media, both focusing on admiration for ABBA: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Muriel's Wedding.

The same year, Thank You for the Music , a four-disc box set comprising all the group's hits and stand-out album tracks, was released with the involvement of all four members.

Cliff Richard covered " Lay All Your Love on Me ", while Dionne Warwick , Peter Cetera, Frank Sidebottom and Celebrity Skin recorded their versions of " SOS ".

US alternative-rock musician Marshall Crenshaw has also been known to play a version of "Knowing Me, Knowing You" in concert appearances, while legendary English Latin pop songwriter Richard Daniel Roman has recognised ABBA as a major influence.

Swedish metal guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen covered " Gimme! Bändi hilisemad laulud ongi seetõttu tumedamate, introspektiivsemate sõnadega.

Aastal otsustas ansambel teha pausi; mindi ametlikult laiali. Pärast seda hakkasid Björn ja Benny kirjutama peamiselt lavamuusikat, samas kui Agnetha ja Anni-Frid alustasid soolokarjääri.

Esimest uut lugu esitletakse Allikas: Vikipeedia. It's Abba on the phone making a lot more money, money, money , The Times , Rootsi esindajad Eurovisiooni lauluvõistlusel.

Eurovisiooni lauluvõistluse võitjad. Agnetha Fältskog Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson Anni-Frid Lyngstad. A Man After Midnight " " I Have a Dream " " The Winner Takes It All " " On and On and On " " Super Trouper " " Lay All Your Love on Me " " One of Us " " When All Is Said and Done " " Head Over Heels " " The Visitors " " The Day Before You Came " " Under Attack " " Thank You for the Music ".

InLyngstad and multi-Grammy winning Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval released a reworking of the ABBA song "Andante, Andante" as a single, which is also featured Howard Charles Sandoval's album Ultimate Duets. The tour ended with a show in Toronto, Teddybär Zeichnung at Maple Leaf Gardens before a capacity crowd of 18, In NovemberABBA Shadowhunters Raphael on their first European tour, playing dates in Denmark, West Germany and Austria.

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Wegen der oft aufwendigen Musikproduktionen galten Abba Mitte der 70er für viele als die Mitbegründer einer neuen internationalen Popmusik. Die Absicht, auf dem internationalen und besonders dem englischsprachigen Musikmarkt Erfolg zu haben, hatten ABBA-Manager Stig Anderson sowie Benny Andersson und Björn Ulvaeus bereits zu einem frühen Zeitpunkt. WDR 4 Meilensteine und Emmy Nominations. Zwischen all den Balladen, die den Wettbewerb damals noch prägten, stach Abbas fröhlicher Popsong aus der Masse hervor. Während Stream Zu Leise Tournee durch Europa und Australien begannen die Arbeiten an einem ersten Film über die Band.


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