Band of the Week: ABBA
Abba were the Swedish pop group that rose to worldwide fame following their win in the Eurovision Song Contest. The group comprised Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and they used their combined initials to create the name ABBA.
ABBA won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with "Waterloo" and before long the song was number one in the charts all over Europe.
The group split up in 1982 but since then the compilation CD ABBA Gold has gone on to sell over 25 million copies around the world.