ABBA, the iconic Swedish pop band, captured the hearts of millions with their unforgettable hits like “Dancing Queen” and “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” back in the 1970s. But where are the members of ABBA now? Let’s take a look into their lives and what they’ve been up to.
Agnetha Fältskog: A Life Filled with Music
Agnetha Fältskog, the lead vocalist of ABBA, has always had a passion for music. She wrote her first song at the young age of 6 and released her first single as part of the band Bernt Enghardts in 1967. Fältskog married her fellow bandmate Björn Ulvaeus in 1971 and they had two children together. After their divorce in 1980, Fältskog released three English-language albums and even signed a solo record deal in 2004. Now at the age of 72, she continues to make music and share her talent with the world.
Björn Ulvaeus: Continuing the Musical Journey
Björn Ulvaeus, born and raised in Gothenburg, Sweden, had a deep love for music from a young age. He started his musical career in the Swedish folk band Hootenanny Singers and eventually formed ABBA with Benny Andersson. After ABBA disbanded, Ulvaeus continued to work in the music industry. He co-wrote the highly successful musical “Chess” with Tim Rice and was also involved in the creation of the musical and film series “Mamma Mia,” featuring ABBA’s timeless songs. Recently, Ulvaeus made headlines again with the announcement of his plans to divorce after 40 years of marriage.
Benny Andersson: A Life of Musical Excellence
Benny Andersson, the keyboardist and vocalist of ABBA, discovered his passion for music at a young age. Growing up in Stockholm, he learned to play the accordion from his father and grandfather. Before ABBA came together, Andersson had been a part of various musical groups and had already shown his talent as a songwriter. After the hiatus of ABBA, Andersson continued his music career, collaborating with other artists and releasing solo albums. He now performs with his band, Benny Andersson’s Orkester, and continues to showcase his musical genius.
Anni-Frid Lyngstad: A Journey Filled with Resilience
Anni-Frid Lyngstad, also known as Frida, had a challenging start in life. Born in Norway, she lost her mother at a young age and was separated from her German soldier father during World War II. Despite these hardships, Lyngstad found solace in music and went on to become a successful singer. She married fellow ABBA member Benny Andersson and had a fruitful musical career with the band. Lyngstad also released solo albums and collaborated with other artists. Today, she dedicates her time to charity work, making a difference in the lives of others.
ABBA’s music continues to bring joy to generations of fans around the world. Despite their individual journeys, the bond between the members remains strong. And now, with their recent reunion as virtual avatars and the release of their album “Voyage,” ABBA’s legacy lives on. They have proven that their music transcends time and continues to touch the hearts of millions.