Eurovision Legends


ABBA part II

Most of us believe that ABBA became a huge success all over the world immediately after they won Eurovision 1974, and although their winning entry "Waterloo" made a big impact on the charts all over the world and their manager "Stikkan" Andersson was well prepared to launch them it wasn't really as simple as that.

Björn and Benny competed again as composers in Melodifestivalen already the next year and several of the songs that later became huge hits for ABBA were first floated around to other artists, as we heard from Martin Lee of Brotherhood of Man in a previous episode.

The ultimate expert on ABBA – Carl-Magnus Palm – is back and helps us separate the rumours from the truths.

Why did relations sour with manager "Stikkan" Anderson, has Carl-Magnus heard the story about "Stikkan" and Kobi Oshrat, why did Agnetha Fältskog resurface in Melodifestivalen 1981, did they stay friends and did they ever patch things up with their manager, how many unpublished ABBA songs are there, where did the members' careers go after they "went on a break", what does Carl-Magnus think about the new album "Voyage" and which are his favourite songs from their entire catalogue?

Legend: ABBA

Expert on the subject: Carl Magnus Palm

Song: Waterloo (Sweden 1974)

Host: Emil Löfström


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