ABBA

4 May 1974, ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Waterloo’, the group’s first of nine UK No.1 singles was the 1974 Eurovision song contest winner for Sweden. The song was first called ‘Honey Pie’. https://youtu.be/YFk6-Mn-8yg ABBA – Waterloo Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164915499675167

Happy 76th birthday to Bjorn Ulvaeus, born 25 April 1945, Swedish singer, songwriter, producer who started his musical career at 18 when he fronted the Hootenanny Singers, a popular Swedish folk–skiffle group. After forming ABBA in 1972 they became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Their first UK hit was the 1974 […]

Happy 71st birhday to Swedish musician, singer, songwriter Agnetha Faltskog from ABBA, born 5 April 1950. Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 ‘Waterloo’, followed by eight other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1 albums and they scored the 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dancing Queen’. Her self-penned debut single ‘Jag var så kär’ […]

12 March 1975, ABBA recorded ‘Mamma Mia’ at Metronome Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last track recorded for their self-titled third album and was never intended for release as a single. ABBA’s Australian record company, RCA, asked that ‘Mamma Mia’ be released as a single but Polar Music at first refused. The song […]

12 March 1975, ABBA recorded ‘Mamma Mia’ at Metronome Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. It was the last track recorded for their self-titled third album and was never intended for release as a single. ABBA’s Australian record company, RCA, asked that ‘Mamma Mia’ be released as a single but Polar Music at first refused. The song […]

4 March 1974, ABBA released ‘Waterloo’ the first single from their second album and the first single to be credited to the group performing under the name ABBA. It later became the winning entry for Sweden in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and a No.1 hit in several countries. It reached the US Top 10 […]

31 Jan 1976, ABBA knocked Queen from the UK No.1 position on the UK singles chart with ‘Mamma Mia.’ Queen’s single ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ had enjoyed a nine week run at the top of the charts, by coincidence, Queen’s single contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line. https://youtu.be/unfzfe8f9NI Abba – […]

Happy 75th birthday to Swedish singer, songwriter Anni-Frid Lyngstad from ABBA, born 15 Nov 1945. Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 single ‘Waterloo’, followed by 8 other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1See More albums. ABBA are one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 1967, Frida won the Swedish […]

6 Aug 1974, ABBA scored their first US top 10 hit when 'Waterloo' went to No.6. 'Waterloo' was written specifically to be entered into the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, after the group finished third with 'Ring Ring' the previous year in the Swedish pre-selection contest. The original title of the song was 'Honey Pie'. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/abba/ […]

Happy birthday to Bjorn Ulvaeus, born 25th April 1945, Swedish singer, songwriter, producer who started his musical career at 18 when he fronted the Hootenanny Singers, a popular Swedish folk–skiffle group. After forming ABBA in 1972 they became one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 […]


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