Agnetha Fältskog, singer
Singer
ABBA
birth name: Agnetha Åse Fältskog

Agnetha Fältskog

April 5, 1950, Jönköping, Sweden

Although she had made a name for herself as a solo artist in Sweden, Agnetha Fältskog will always be best known as one-fourth of ABBA, one of the most commercially successful and internationally beloved pop acts of all time. ~ Allmusic: Agnetha Fältskog ~ retrieved February 12, 2013 © Allmusic

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April 5, 1997 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Jewel, Foolish Games/You Were Meant For Me ~ #2 (2) Spice Girls, Wannabe ~ #1 (1) Puff Daddy featuring Mase, Can't Nobody Hold Me Down

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ABBA

“I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music and that's what makes them extraordinary.” ~ Bono

To an observer around 1980, Abba's recordings might have seemed dubious candidates for any listing of 1970s music likely to endure. The group broke up in 1983. Yet by the early 1990s a full-scale Abba revival was underway. Village Voice critic Barry Walters pointed out that “[like] the Doors, ABBA has nearly as many greatest hits packages as it has regular albums”; each repackaging of the group's output attracted new fans. Abba's success proved to be more than temporary, and, in retrospect, the group's multiple talents came more clearly into view. Their song lyrics, always economical and ideally suited to the requirements of the three-minute radio single, ascended to the level of incisive little dramas about romance. Their tunes, easily memorable after one hearing, turned out to contain subtleties that made them memorable after twenty years. And, in addition to participating in the disco trend, Abba helped make it possible through its pioneering use of dense, multitrack arrangements and sophisticated musical electronics. ~ Musicianguide: ABBA ~ retrieved June 17, 2013 © Musicianguide

ABBA ~ Ranked #70 VH-1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock & Roll in 1999.

ABBA ~ Dancing Queen (Andersson/Ulvaeus/Anderson) ~ Ranked #148 RIAA top 365 Songs Of The Century in 2001.



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