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Mamma Mia: ABBA Makes Rare Appearance
« on: July 09, 2008, 01:14:42 pm »

Posted Sat Jul 5, 2008 6:28am AEST

All four members of supergroup ABBA have appeared together at the Swedish premiere of the film Mamma Mia!, delighting fans with their first public showing for years.



Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad - known as Frida - and Agnetha Faltskog walked down the red carpet at a Stockholm movie theatre to the cheers of several thousand fans.

The movie follows Mamma Mia! the musical, which toured worldwide and features 22 ABBA songs, including Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All.

The foursome, who shot to fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, last performed together in public in 1986, although there were reports they sang together at a private birthday party for a friend in 1999.

They were once reported to have been offered $US1 billion to reunite for a concert tour.

At the film premiere, Agnetha and Frida embraced with actress Meryl Streep, posing for pictures before the three did a dance together.

Moments later, all four band members appeared on the theatre balcony.

They stood together with Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and other members of the Mamma Mia! cast.

At news conferences, Streep, Brosnan and Firth enthused about ABBA's music while discussing the challenges of singing and wearing figure-hugging Spandex costumes for their roles.

"Once I started singing I kind of rather enjoyed it," Brosnan, better known for James Bond films than musicals, said.

"The Spandex was a bit of a challenge and the boots were. But I had the time of my life making this movie."
 

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S6: All right call me a pathetic cornball...

I loved this group and its songs especially the yummy Agnetha !!! ^_^

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Re: Mamma Mia: ABBA Makes Rare Appearance
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008, 06:15:15 pm »

Last March, it was reported that ABBA's drummer died. I was stunned to learn that ABBA had  a drummer. I'm glad it wasn't one of those four.  http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/Music/03/17/abba.drummer/index.html
Edit in RED  (I must have been thinking that one of the Bs died. My mistake.)
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Re: Mamma Mia: ABBA Makes Rare Appearance
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008, 03:46:30 pm »

Plus I believe FERNANDO was mentioned in a thread as being a great Freedom themed song ... ^_^
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