ABBA Reunited For A Rare Performance
The legendary pop group ABBA gave an impromptu performance at a hotel in Stockholm on Sunday night.
According to the newspaper Expressen, Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad were celebrating 50 years since their first meeting. The private party was held at the Berns Salonger in downtown Stockholm. The quartet was surrounded by local musicians and actors. Although photos of the party were posted on Instagram, videos of the performance have not yet emerged on social media.
Ulvaeus and Andersson met June 5, 1966, became friends and later formed ABBA. The group, which split up in 1982, last sang together in 1986. With hits like “Mamma Mia,” which spawned a billion-dollar hit musical and Hollywood blockbuster, “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo,” the band, known for its glistening harmonies, sold 380 million records. They reunited earlier this year, at the January 20 opening of “Mamma Mia! The Party” in Stockholm, but did not sing.
The group reportedly turned down $1 billion to reunite for a tour.