Thursday, 21 May 2009

Hitkrant, September 1983: ABBA-separation is coming

A 1983 article from Dutch magazine Hitkrant, announcing the impending end of ABBA.
It’s getting more and more final: in a short interview that ABBA’s Agnetha gave during a performance for German television, she said that she would most definitely choose to pursue a solo career. That would mean the break-up of ABBA, but there are some matters that need to be considered: Agnetha will have to be bought out.
That will take a lot of money and since ABBA has had to cope with a considerable financial loss at the moment due to a certain investment that went wrong, it won’t be that easy to buy Agnetha out. Frida has sold her ABBA-shares, just in time before the financial disaster.
But thankfully there’s also some good news to report from the ABBA-camp: last week, Agnetha officially got engaged to police inspector Torbjörn Brander. He is forty years old and the couple was living together for a while already.
Furthermore, it seems that there will be one more ABBA-album, but after that it looks like the world’s most popular group will come to an end.
Benny and Björn’s musical is about to be released; the pair has put the finishing touch to their childhood dream in London.

2 comments:

Cooper said...

"It’s getting more and more final"

- It did :(

Michel said...

Indeed, as it turned out things were already finalized one year earlier since ABBA's last recording sessions took place in August 1982 and their last television performance in December 1982.