By Carl Magnus Palm
"This re-creation of the best-selling ABBA ebook has been up-to-date to incorporate information of Mamma Mia!'s remarkable good fortune and the continuing lives of Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog, their song and their own lives. It has additionally been considerably revised throughout.
As generations of recent enthusiasts detect ABBA's undying song, Frida, Agnetha, Benny and Björn stay relatively shadowy, secretive figures. Their marriages, own break-ups and superficial biographical info are good known...but who precisely are ABBA?
How did Norwegian orphan Anni-Frid develop into a real-life princess?
How did folksy Benny and Björn turn into a world pop strength to rival Lennon & McCartney?
What occurred to blonde Agnetha who smiled much yet by no means particularly seemed happy?
And what number billions have Abba been provided to reform?
World well known ABBA professional Carl Magnus Palm's acute figuring out of the tradition of his local Sweden bargains a special perception into the crowd, and their occasionally darkish own stories.
Bright lighting darkish Shadows: the true tale of ABBA is the final word account of the increase and fall of a mythical staff and a biography of infrequent notion.
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Abba: Bright Lights Dark Shadows (updated edition) by Carl Magnus Palm