Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Bravo, May 1978: ABBA Star-Album

ABBA: their profiles, their autographs.

Björn Ulvaeus was born in Göteborg on April 25, 1945.
Heigth: 1,76 metres – Hair: blonde – Eyes: blue.
Björn has been married to Anna since July 6, 1971.

Anna was born as Agnetha Fältskog in Jönköping on April 5, 1950.
Heigth: 1,72 metres – Hair: blonde – Eyes: blue.
Together with Björn, Anna has a daughter Linda and a son Peter Christian.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in Eskilstuna, Norway on November 15, 1945.
Heigth: 1,72 metres – Hair: brown – Eyes: green-brown.
Anni-Frid has been living together with Benny since 1970. Two children from a previous marriage.

Benny Andersson was born in Stockholm on December 16, 1946.
Heigth: 1,80 metres – Hair: blonde – Eyes: blue.
Two children from a previous relationship.

ABBA: a look into their family and career album. Important photographs from Anna, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid’s lives.

1952: Benny got an accordion when he was six years old.

1963: Together with friends, Björn (second from left) starts the group the Hootenanny Singers. Until 1969, they are one of the most successful groups in Sweden. They sang folk songs and schlagers.

1971: Björn and Anna get married on July 6. They had known each other for two years.

1968: Anni-Frid records songs with Lars Berghagen; but she’s making a name for herself as a solo singer as well.

1968: Anna is working on a solo career. Until the autumn of 1975, she has released records under her maiden name Agnetha Fältskog.

1970: Anni-Frid and Benny move in together. From her first marriage to Ragnar Fredriksson, she has a son Hans and a daughter Liselotte.

1974: On April 6, ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton with ‘Waterloo’. Their career takes flight.

1975: ABBA performs on their first own television show in Germany on Musikladen in Bremen. It turns them into eternal superstars with us as well.

1977: ABBA films the movie ‘ABBA’ in Australia. Here a dream scene with Anna and Anni-Frid with the persistent disc-jockey.

1977: During their last German tour in January 1977, Anna and Anni-Frid present themselves in skin-tight outfits and they are wearing wigs.

1977: In December, Björn and Anna have a son, Peter Christian.

1978: Exclusively for Bravo, ABBA let themselves be photographed all day long.

1978: A Bravo-reader presents them with the Bronze Otto 77. It is their third. In 1974, they achieved Silver.

1 comment:

Iris said...

Thank you , for this great Bravo - Abba article . Bravo had really the best and most colorful material , I remember this one so well . It´s a joy to see it again.