Agnetha opens up about her divorce from ABBA’s Bjorn

Agnetha opens up about her divorce from ABBA’s Bjorn
Agnetha opens up about her divorce from ABBA’s Bjorn

If you are a fan of Eurovision, you will certainly not miss the 68th edition of the Eurovision song contest on Saturday May 11, 2024, where Slimane represents France with the title My lovehoping to succeed Loreen, the winner of 2023. But don’t miss out either ABBA, behind the scenes behind the legend, broadcast Friday May 10, 2024 at 11:10 p.m. on France 3! This fascinating documentary of course returns to the founding event in the career of the Swedish quartet, which was their victory at Eurovision in 1974 with Waterloobut it also paints a more intimate portrait of the group.

ABBA, united by music… and by love!

ABBA, these are of course a mess of hits, Dancing Queen has Gimme Gimme Gimme Passing by Mama Mia Or Money, Money, Money… But it is also a double love story. Indeed, the quartet was made up of two couples: on the one hand, Agnetha and Björn, who were already married and had a little daughter named Linda when the group became successful, and on the other, Anni-Frid and Benny who got married in 1978. But as shown in the documentary ABBA, behind the scenes behind the legend, everyday life within the group was not as glittering as the disco balls that were all the rage during the disco era. Indeed, between Agnetha and Björn in particular, love has gradually disappeared to give way to friendship.

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Agnetha doesn’t want to end her separation”on ABBA’s account”

Our relationship didn’t last but we still worked very well together artistically and musically. So we decided to leave each other, but not to leave ABBA“, analyzes Björn. “It was courageous of us, but we had each evolved in our own way and we parted as good friends. All four of us knew that we had to put our feelings aside if we wanted to continue and keep ABBA on track, even if there were difficult times.“, explains Agnetha. However, the singer does not make a link between her divorce and her work within the group. “I don’t want to blame our separation on ABBA. In a couple, it happens that we move away from each other, that’s how it is“, she explains. However, if the group actually survived the divorce between Agnetha and Björn, that of Anni-Frid and Benny in 1981 significantly complicated the situation, to the point that ABBA separated the following year. It would be 40 years before the group returned, with a new album and a tour.

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