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									ABBA

Background Info
• • • • • • Swedish Pop Europop/Disco Synth-Pop Soft Rock Active between 1972 and 1982

History
• • Andersson and Ulvaeus collaborated together first and released their first album in 1970 Faltskog, Lyngstad, Anderson and Ulvaeus recorded their first song together in 1971 In 1973, their manager started referring to them as ABBA and the name caught on ABBA is an acronym of the members’ first names (Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, AnniFrid)

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad
• Name: Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) • Birth date: November 15th, 1945 • Born in Ballangen, Norway

Bjorn Ulvaeus
• Name: Bjorn Kristian Ulvaeus • Birth date: April 25th, 1945 • Born in: Gothenburg, Sweden

Benny Andersson
• Name: Goran Bror Benny Andersson • Birth date: December 16th, 1946 • Born in: Stockholm, Sweden

Agnetha Faltskog
• Name: Agnetha Ase Faltskog • Birth date: April 5th, 1950 • Born in: Jonkoping, Sweden

ABBA’s Music Style
• Rock and Roll music in the 1970s • First disco song in 1970 • Various instruments are used

Famous Songs
• • • • Dancing Queen • Money, Money, Money Take a Chance on Me • Fernando Mamma Mia • Waterloo Ring Ring • Honey Honey

Bibliography
• • Wikimedia Foundation Inc. (2008) (online). Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abba (Accessed 9 August 2008) Universal Music AB (2008) (online). Available from: http://www.abbasite.com/start/index .php?ret=/start/index.php&flash=ye s (Accessed 11 August 2008) DJ’s Unlimited (2008) (online). Available from: http://www.djsunlimited.net/DJU70.html (Accessed 11 August 2008) Wikimedia Foundation Inc. (2008) (online). Available from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco (Accessed 11 August 2008)

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