Where is ABBA came from?
The ABBA story began in Sweden, more than five decades ago. In June 1966, Björn Ulvaeus (born 1945) met Benny Andersson (born 1946) for the first time. Björn was a member of the Hootenanny Singers, a very popular folk music group, while Benny played keyboards in Sweden’s biggest pop group of the 1960s, The Hep Stars.
Who was paid the most in Mamma Mia?
Who got paid the most in Mamma Mia 2? It’s estimated online that Cher received $1 million (around £779,625) for her part. Cher’s total net worth is a whopping $305 million, which will have been earned during her music career and numerous acting roles.
How did the band ABBA get their name?
21. The name ABBA was first used by a food company established in 1838 and some of its most well known products include Kalles kaviar and Abba pickled herring. In 1974, they decided to let Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid share their name, though ABBA is actually an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names.
Who was the only non Swedish member of ABBA?
Anni-Frid Lyngstad was the only non-Swedish member of the group. She is Norwegian. In 1975, “SOS” became the first song with a palindromic title recorded by a group with a palindromic name – Abba – to score a Top 20 hit on the pop charts.
When did Abba become famous in the world?
In 1976 ABBA finally and firmly established themselves as one of the most popular groups in the world. The various hits compilations conquering the world during this period (entitled Greatest Hits or The Best Of ABBA depending on where you lived) became global blockbusters.
How old was Benny Andersson when he started ABBA?
Goran Bror ‘Benny’ Andersson was born in Stockholm on 16th December 1946, and was given his first instrument at the age of 6. This started his love affair with music which continued during his formative years.