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Postby SSue » Wed 2 Nov 2005 23:52 GMT

We watched a great programme on tv last night, all about Abba. They were brilliant, it's a shame that it all ended in tears, so to speak. Still ten years is a long time to survive in the music industry, especially as number one, so they did very well. The guys are still writing music, today.

Any more Abba fans among us?

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Postby Dave » Thu 3 Nov 2005 12:10 GMT

Not exactly a fan, but I do rate their music. I remember hearing an interview with some music student who was writing a PhD thesis on them. He reckoned that "Dancing Queen" in particular had an incredible density of "hooks". Think about it - to name just a few:

a) the piano glissando at the beginning

b) the "Daaaaa... daaa-daaaaa.... da-daa-da-daaa-daaaa...."

c) the staccato piano chords ("d-ding-d-ding-d-ding")

d) Agnetha and Annafrid's "Ooo-oo-oo-oooooo" just before they break into song

and that 's just in the introduction!

I went and saw Bjorn Again once about 15 years ago. They were great - not least because it was all very good humoured and tongue-in-cheek!
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Postby CarolF » Thu 13 Apr 2006 01:11 GMT

The Abba guys may be writing music still, but whatever happened to the girls? I know my husband was an Abba fan, not sure if he liked the music or just liked looking at the girls LOL. :D :wink:
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Postby SSue » Thu 13 Apr 2006 13:41 GMT

whatever happened to the girls?


I'm not game to mention names, as I could mix them up :roll: . The dark haired girl became almost a recluse (but in grand style :lol: ), it showed her walking alone for hours at a time, and she refused to give any interviews for years. The blonde carried on singing and did very well, but I don't think she toured.

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Postby Dave » Thu 13 Apr 2006 16:48 GMT

I think it was the other way round, Sue - I saw something on the telly in the UK last year where they'd actually managed to get an interview with Agnetha Faltskog (the blonde one). She'd been stalked by a very persistent fan, hence the reclusiveness.
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Postby SSue » Fri 14 Apr 2006 09:44 GMT

I think it was the other way round, Sue


:roll: Well I did say that I could get them mixed up. and I did :lol:

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