Monday, 14 February 2011

Joepie, 1978: Benny and Frida married! – Joepie revealed the ABBA marriage...

Benny and Frida from ABBA got married after all, like we already announced exclusively a couple of months. Our report caused a stir because apparently few people in the music business thought their marriage would be possible. A couple of other pop magazines even went as far as saying that our news was pure fiction. The fact that Joepie had been chosen by Benny and Frida during a promotional tour in Poland to reveal their wedding plans in the Benelux, probably somewhat annoyed our colleagues. Hence the insinuations that allegedly should prove that Joepie wasn’t the best informed pop magazine in Belgium and Holland after all...

Benny and Frida’s marriage still came rather unexpected and it even was a secret for many friends and acquaintances. The reason for that was that they wanted to avoid that thousands of interested people would come to the public ceremony, as had been the case in 1971 when Björn and Agnetha got married. A couple of teenagers were even hurt in the hustle then. Benny and Frida got married in all silence on Friday evening October 6 in the scenic little church of Lidingö, the island just outside Stockholm where they own a beautiful, French style mansion. Likewise, the party after the ceremony was strictly limited to the closest relatives (among them Frida’s father whom she found again a couple of months ago after many years, for the first time since her infancy) and most intimate friends, led by their manager Stig Anderson and of course their two ABBA colleagues Björn and Agnetha.
Needless to say, on behalf of all its readers, Joepie adds a bouquet of best wishes to that, especially to the brand-new mrs. Andersson, who was glowing like never before.

1 comment:

Monica said...

It was pretty cool how they managed to pull it off without the public finding out about their wedding ahead of time.