The four former members of iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the “Mamma Mia!” musical.
Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad showed up for the opening night of fellow former band member Bjoern Ulvaeus’ Greek taverna, where guests are invited to sing along to ABBA tunes.
However, they did not sing or pose for photos together and rejected suggestions they would ever perform together again, with Andersson saying “I don’t think so.”
The restaurant, where musicians and actors interact with waiters and guests, has borrowed the Greek-island setting from the “Mamma Mia!” musical and movie, but Ulvaeus said “it’s a completely different story.”
Fältskog and Ulvaeus, and Lyngstad and Andersson, were married during the band’s most successful years, in the 1970s.
The unions ended in 1979 and 1981 respectively.
The band, which formed in 1972, is still one of the most commercially successful acts in the pop music history.
They have sold more than 300 million albums and singles worldwide.
After disbanding ABBA in 1982, Andersson and Ulvaeus together wrote a number of successful stage musicals, while Lyngstad and Fältskog had mixed success with solo careers.
With many thanks to The Australian.
Abba Will Never Reform Says Bjorn Ulvaeus
ABBA Reunite To Perform For First Time In 30 Years At Stockholm Party