Will ABBA Reunite For Their 40TH Anniversary?
It's 40 years since the Swedish supergroup shot to international fame after taking out the Eurovision Song Contest and the rumors are growing that they may finally reunite for the first time since the early 80's.
Agnetha Faltskog has said:
“Of course it’s something we’re thinking about. There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way, but I can’t say at this point what will come of them.”
The group originally formed in 1972 and had a string of hits before releasing their final album in 1982.
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Meanwhile a piano used by the group to write many of their greatest hits is to be sold at auction in London next month.
The Lindner upright piano, which was used by bandmembers Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus for composing songs between 1972 and 1979, is set to fetch up to $US64,000 ($A90,198).
The ABBA stars installed the instrument in a cottage on a Swedish island where they spent time writing hits including Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Money, Money, Money.
"This important piano was used to compose almost all of ABBA's greatest hits between 1972 and 1979," the listing at Bonhams auction house reads.
"It has been documented that the piano was purchased by ABBA and brought up to a small cottage on the island of Viggso in the Swedish archipelago."
The piano was previously on show at the ABBA museum in Stockholm.