Those of us who grew up in the decade of 1960-70s admired ABBA
for their ability to create foot tapping music.
The Original Band - Music of ABBA
is comprised of ABBA
's original musicians and attracts a wide audience eager to experience the legendary band's music.
Formed in 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, the pop group ABBA
quickly rose to fame after releasing their top hit Waterloo and winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974.
The show is the creation of an award-winning West End director, producer and choreographer from the original Abba
Mania Musical and stars the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast, Vikki Hollander Bowyer.
Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid, collectively known as ABBA
, dominated the charts for nearly 10 years and enjoyed nine UK number one hits.
have got 20 years on Boyzone - it's 40 years since they won Eurovision with Waterloo - and this celebration night kicks off at 9pm with another chance to revisit their hits in The Abba
This surreal CGI scene played out in Sweden's new Abba
Museum, when Bjorn, 68, showed me round (well, how could I resist him?
At the last count there were more than 40 ABBA
tribute bands in the UK, but ABBA
FOREVER maintain their show is as close to seeing the originals on stage due to their attention to the smallest of details and an uncanny resemblance to the be-sequined foursome.
The biggest Abba
tribute band, Bjorn Again, will not be affected.
I think there is a need to see a proper ABBA
show," said Norback, the founder of the ABBA
tribute group Arrival from Sweden and Frida (ABBA
's sultry brunette female co-lead singer) in Arrival's ABBA
So what better time for an Abba
tribute band to visit Birmingham?
The group's Agnetha, Jane Ellis-Forshaw, says if anything Abba
's music is becoming more popular as the years go by, fuelled by the success of the Abba
stage and film musical Mamma Mia