Abba, the legendary Swedish band of the 1970’s, are mulling the idea of reuniting to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first hit, Waterloo.
The pair responsible for forming the band are Agnetha Faltskog and Bjorn Ulvaeus who teamed up in 1972. They spoke to the German publication Welt am Sonntag about their desire to pull the band back together for a 40th anniversary performance:
“Of course it’s something we’re thinking about,” said Faltskog who is now aged 63, “There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. But I can’t say at this point what will come of them,” she continued.
She spoke about the fact that the band members are older now but doesn’t think there will be any need for crutches: “I cannot imagine that we would go on stage with crutches,” she said.
Abba launched to success in 1974 following the Eurovision song contest in which they performed their first hit Waterloo. The song became one of the best-selling tracks worldwide and was followed by a steady stream of chart topping number one hits.
Abba’s last album, The Visitors was released in 1982 and enjoyed massive success with sales in excess of 380 million around the globe. They were also given the honor of being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The band never officially announced that they broke up. In fact following Faltskog and Ulvaeus’s divorce in the early 80’s the band just drifted apart.
For his part Ulvaeus had previously ruled out any kind of Abba reunion, saying: “It is a strength for Abba that you remember those young, ambitious, energetic people during the 70s rather than some feeble old folks who feel compelled to get up and play all the time.”
It remains to be seen whether or not Abba will reunite for the 40th anniversary of their pilot hit Waterloo.
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