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ABBA The Museum opens its doors with a song

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 01:42

ABBA The Museum is inaugurated to the sound of Thank You for the Music.

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Former ABBA members Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus attended the opening party for ABBA The Museum in Stockholm on Monday (May 6) evening. The permanent exhibition within a hall of fame of Swedish pop music opens to the public on Tuesday (May 7) and organisers hope to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually on a pop nostalgia trip. Ulvaeus, who has been the main ABBA member behind the museum, said he had many fantastic memories from the time together as a group. "I have so many, it's impossible to say. I mean one big thing was winning the Eurovision Song Contest of course in 1974, that was one of the highlights, but many, many more," he said. The catchy tunes, outlandish costumes and shimmering boots that made ABBA a global phenomenon all feature in the new museum. Ulvaeus said they had achieved what they hoped for with the museum. "I feel that we've, you know, achieved I think what we set out to do. It is a music house and everyone in the music business is here and my hope is that they'll find more and more that this is their house," he said. ABBA became one of Sweden's biggest exports with hit songs like "Dancing Queen" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)", selling around 370 million records in total.

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ABBA The Museum opens its doors with a song

Monday, May 06, 2013 - 01:42