Tag Archives: ABBA

Cher Joins Cast Of Mamma Mia! Sequel

Variety reports: Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back ...

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ABBA Announces 2018 “Virtual And Live” Event

The Guardian reports: It still seems unlikely a full public Abba reunion will ever happen, but the Swedish quartet are pushing themselves back towards the spotlight. Four months after they performed together for the first time in more than 30 years – at a private gala event in Stockholm in June – they have announced that they will launch a ...

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ABBA Performs Together For First Time In 30 Years

The Independent reports: Look who’s back – ABBA reunited on stage last night to celebrate Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s 50th anniversary as friends. The four musicians celebrated by throwing a private party in Stockholm, with an exclusive guest list. And they’ve almost broken the internet – with the majority of fans waiting with bated breath for video footage of ...

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The Young Professionals – S.O.S.

The Advocate recaps: The video for the duo’s rendition, which sounds a lot sexier and slinkier than the bouncy original, features vintage footage of the Swedish quartet and premieres exclusively today with The Advocate. The duo explains they they were originally asked to cover the song for an Abba tribute album. “Having the opportunity to choose the song from all ...

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Mamma Mia To Close After 14 Years

Playbill reports: The long-running Broadway production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ international hit musical Mamma Mia!, which currently plays the Broadhurst Theatre, will close September 5, producers announced April 9. Mamma Mia! will have played 5,765 performances on Broadway, making it the eighth longest running show in Broadway history. It premiered Oct. 18, 2001, at the Winter Garden Theatre, ...

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BRITAIN: ABBA’s Agnetha Sings In Public For The First Time In 25 Years

Contact Music reports: ABBA star Agnetha Faltskog stunned fans by hitting the stage for a surprise performance at a London charity concert, marking her first high-profile gig in 25 years. The Swedish singer, who has reportedly not performed in front of an audience for more than two decades, was the surprise guest at Gary Barlow’s Children In Need Rocks concert, ...

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ABBA: The Reunion?

Via Sky News: Members of the legendary Swedish pop group Abba are considering a reunion to mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Waterloo, the band’s first hit. Agnetha Faltskog, who formed Abba in 1972 with the guitarist and songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus, told a German newspaper that it was one of the options being mulled by the group. “Of ...

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ABBA Museum Opens In Sweden

Following the naming protocol of ABBA: The Movie and ABBA: The Concert, opening today in Stockholm is ABBA: The Museum. Some 40 sets of the trademark shiny flares, platform boots and knitted hats are on display in the museum. But visitors can also see digital images of what they would look like in costumes, record music videos and sing such ...

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Agnetha Fältskog – Really Loved Someone

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#1 Thirty-Five Years Ago Today

Recorded in the summer of 1975, ABBA’s only U.S. chart-topper didn’t achieve its lone week at the summit until the spring of 1977. Dancing Queen’s glory as ABBA’s biggest and most enduring American hit was besmirched last year when it the media learned it was Newt Gingrich’s ringtone. TRIVIA 1: Dancing Queen was written just months after ABBA won Eurovision ...

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Newt Gingrich, Dancing Queen

SRSLY. That’s his ringtone.

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s swag booty is the newly remastered and reissued edition of ABBA’s Gold: Greatest Hits, which is being released in a special CD+DVD package at retailers and online in North America today. Mamma mia! ABBA has never sounded or looked better than on the new CD+DVD package ABBA Gold – Greatest Hits (Special Edition) (Polydor/Polar/UMe), ...

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ABBA Makes Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame

ABBA made the list of 2010 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. Joining them will be Genesis, The Stooges, The Hollies, and Jimmy Cliff. And once again: NO DONNA SUMMER. Outrage! Eligibility begins 25 years after an artist’s first release, making Donna now ten years overdue. So much for those 12 Grammy nominations and five wins, including ...

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