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ABBA's Eurovision win is remembered 40 years on

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 07, 2014

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ABBA (L-R: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus) ABBA (L-R: Benny Andersson, Frida Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus), perform for the television programme Midnight Special in 1975

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THIS weekend marked the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s win at the Eurovision Song Contest.

It was four decades ago on April 6, 1974, that the Swedish group won with their memorable song Waterloo and the audience at the 1,700-seat Brighton Dome had no idea how huge the Swedish group would become.

Waterloo topped singles charts all over Europe and the top 10 in the United States.

ABBA went on to record 90 songs and sold almost 400 million records becoming one of the most successful bands of all time.

The fab four - Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - reached iconic status, with dozens of catchy hits including Mamma Mia, S.O.S, Dancing Queen, Knowing Me, Knowing You, One Of Us and Gimme Gimme Gimme.

Their albums also charted high and went gold and platinum in a number of countries.

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