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Abba Piano Up For Auction


Abba BJORN ULVAEUS BENNY ANDERSSON

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 $64,000 (£40,000).

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.

The listing at Bonhams auction house in London, where the piano will go on sale on 10 December (15), describes the modest instrument's important place in music history and estimates the selling price at between $48,000 (£30,000) and $64,000 (£40,000).

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Bjorn Ulvaeus: ABBA Will Never Reform


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BJORN ULVAEUS says ABBA will never return to the stage.

The 69-year-old singer-songwriter was a member of the hit band - along with Agnetha Faltskog, BENNY ANDERSSON and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - until their hiatus in 1982, and has repeated previous remarks confirming they will never reform.

He said: ''We took a break in `82, and it was meant to be a break. It's still a break and will remain so,

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Broadway's 'Mamma Mia' Cast Unveil ABBA Wax Figures At Madame Tussauds

ABBA wax figures, Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) wax figure, BENNY ANDERSSON wax figure, Agnetha Fältskog wax figure and Björn Ulvaeus wax figure - Broadway's 'Mamma Mia' cast unveil ABBA wax figures at Madame Tussauds - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Benny Andersson, Abba Wax Figures, Anni-frid Lyngstad (frida) Wax Figure, Agnetha Fältskog Wax Figure and Björn Ulvaeus Wax Figure
Benny Andersson, Abba Wax Figures, Anni-frid Lyngstad (frida) Wax Figure, Agnetha Fältskog Wax Figure and Björn Ulvaeus Wax Figure
Benny Andersson, Abba Wax Figures, Anni-frid Lyngstad (frida) Wax Figure, Agnetha Fältskog Wax Figure and Björn Ulvaeus Wax Figure

The Laurence Olivier Awards

BENNY ANDERSSON, BJORN ULVAEUS and Abba - The Laurence Olivier Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 13th April 2013

Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Abba
Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Abba

Olivier Awards 2014 - Arrivals

BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS - Olivier Awards 2014 held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th April 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Olivier Awards 2014 - Arrivals

BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS - The Olivier Awards 2014 with MasterCard held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 13th April 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Abba Stars To Join Mamma Mia! Cast Onstage At Olivier Awards


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Abba stars BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS will perform with the cast of hit stage musical Mamma Mia! at the Olivier Awards.

The Swedish superstars shot to fame in 1974 after winning the Eurovision Song Contest with their track Waterloo, but they split eight years later and have frequently denied rumours of a reunion.

The stage musical, which has been recreated in theatres worldwide and was even adapted into a feature film, is based on the group's most famous songs, and Abba stars Andersson and Ulvaeus will display their love of the show this weekend (12-13Apr14).

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Abba Stars Return To Eurovision Roots With Theme Song


Abba BENNY ANDERSSON BJORN ULVAEUS

Abba legends BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS have given a nod to the band's beginnings on the Eurovision Song Contest by writing the official anthem for this year's (13) show.

The Mamma Mia! hitmakers shot to international fame after winning the annual contest in 1974 with their hit track Waterloo.

The 2013 event will take place in the band's native Sweden in May (13) after the country's entry Loreen was crowned the 2012 champion, and Andersson and Ulvaeus have marked the occasion by writing a special theme song.

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ABBA Members Collaborate With Avicii


Abba BENNY ANDERSSON BJORN ULVAEUS Avicii Agnetha Faltskog

Abba's BENNY ANDERSSON and BJORN ULVAEUS are writing a song with Avicii.

'The Winner Takes it All' hitmakers have teamed with the 23-year-old dance producer for the track, 'We Write The Story', which will be the main theme of the Eurovision Song contest, which takes place in May. The song will not be used as an entry.

Benny and Bjorn said they agreed with the ''vision for the contest held by broadcaster STV.''

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ABBA Singer Working On New Album


Agnetha Faltskog BJORN ULVAEUS BENNY ANDERSSON

ABBA singer Agnetha Faltskog is working with Britney Spears' songwriter.

The Swedish star has entered the studio to record her first original material in 25 years with Jorgen Elofsson, who has written tracks including 'Crazy' and 'Sometimes' for Britney and 'Evergreen', a huge hit for both Westlife and Will Young.

Agnetha, 62, pursued a solo career for a few years after ABBA split up in 1983 but released hardly anything throughout the 90s. Her last album, 'My Colouring Book', saw her sing covers and was released in 2004.

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ABBA's Gold Is Best-selling CD


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Abba's 'Gold' is Britain's best ever selling CD.

The Swedish group - made up of BJORN ULVAEUS, Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and BENNY ANDERSSON - released their greatest hits compilation in 1992, 10 years after splitting, and it is now the only album to have sold more than four million copies on CD, at total sales of 4.04 million.

'Gold' is closely followed by Adele's '21', which has so far sold 3.55 million, despite only being released in 2011.

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Abba To Release Unheard Song


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Abba are set to release their first new song in 18 years.

The legendary Swedish group - made up of Agnetha Faltskog, BENNY ANDERSSON, BJORN ULVAEUS and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - will unleash a previously unreleased track on the upcoming deluxe edition of their final 1981 album 'The Visitors'.

'From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel' - a previously unheard demo - is described as a "demo medley" on the band's website, and will mark the first previously unreleased ABBA music since 1994.

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Benny Andersson Opens Up About Alcoholism Battle


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Abba star BENNY ANDERSSON sought help for his alcoholism after hitting a low point and realising he would "lose everything" unless he gave up drinking.

The Mamma Mia hitmaker decided to turn his life around by enrolling in treatment after struggling with a severe addiction to booze for years.

And the veteran singer, who went teetotal in 2001, admits it was the thought of risking it all that spurred him on to get sober.

He tells Sweden's Svt channel, "When it's about the difficult battle against addiction, it doesn't matter who you are. I wasn't feeling well without alcohol, so I knew that I was in trouble. I sought help and I got it.

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Abba To Reform For One-off Show?


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Abba could reform after more than 30 years apart.

Agnetha Faltskog - one fourth of the group alongside Anni-Frid Lyngstad, BJORN ULVAEUS and BENNY ANDERSSON - has confirmed she would like to "chat" with her former bandmates about the possibility of doing a one-off show, despite previously hinting she did not want to revisit the past.

The 60-year-old Swede said: "I feel it would be fun to meet, chat about the old days and perhaps perform together.

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The New York Premiere Of 'Mamma Mia!' At The Ziegfeld Theatre

BENNY ANDERSSON - Wednesday 16th July 2008 at Ziegfeld Theatre New York City, USA

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