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 the show to emerge. Looking a little greyer than their hey-days in the seventies, the foursome certainly didn’t disappoint with their performance. It was 50 years ago on June 5 that Bjorn and Benny met for the first time, and little did they know that they were about to go global.

More from Billboard:

The act split in 1982 and hasn’t performed together since 1986. ABBA’s music has enjoyed a huge boost thanks to the lucrative Mamma Mia! stage show, which opened in 1999 in London and later became a Broadway hit. The jukebox musical has grossed more than $2 billion from more than 40 international stage adaptations and been seen by more than 55 million people. Legend would have it the members of ABBA once turned down a $1 billion fee to reunite for a tour.

Among the songs reportedly performed last night was The Way Old Friends Do, which also happens to be last song played by DJ Robbie Leslie at the final Black Party at the now-demolished Roseland Ballroom.