The headline of this article provides a welcome change of tune to the things that were usually written about ABBA’s leading ladies. Ironically, the same magazine had previously published articles that claimed the opposite.
“As a group, we are happier than ever,” is what ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus revealed recently after their concert at the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam. The exclusive pictures on these pages by Privé photographer Joop van Tellingen, who was the only one who managed to capture the intimate rehearsal of the Swedish group, prove that there is no doubt about it that this statement is actually true.
Extremely relaxed, dressed in a bathrobe, with ballet shoes on her feet, leaning over Benny’s keyboards, Anni-Frid is whispering sweet words in her husband’s ear.
The ABBAs are happy with each other, this clearly shows at this moment where they are caught unawares and they don’t have to smile professionally at the photographer.
Only Privé managed to capture these intimate moments in pictures. Agnetha and Anni-Frid are truly fond of each other. Giggling like young schoolgirls, they walk across the stage and then they suddenly hug each other spontaneously, tenderly kissing each other. And the way they look at each other, also during the show, doesn’t need any explanation.
The ABBA-women are two very close friends. In this atmosphere of heart warming friendship, the group will definitely be able to stay together for a long time to come.