Abba museum to be opened in 2013

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There have been plans for an ABBA museum to celebrate the 1974 first Eurovision Song Contest winners for some years now, but the project has been put repeatedly on hold. Now it has been announced by Björn Ulveaus that an Abba museum will finally be opened in Stockholm in April 2013.

It will not be a separate building, however. The Abba memorabilia will instead be exhibited in the Swedish music hall of fame in Djurgården in the Swedish capital. The exhibition has previously travelled in the United Kingdom and Australia as Abbaworld.

Hear an interview with Björn Ulvaeus of Abba on SR

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, Abba Gold has been revealed as being the best ever selling CD. This was revealed in connection to the 30th anniversary of the CD format. Abba Gold, released in 1992, has sold 4 million copies in the UK, making it the biggest seller ever and the only one in the top 30 from an originally non-English speaking act. The following positions are held by Oasis and Adele.

The 2013 edition of the  Eurovision Song Contest will be  the 40th, starting from when Abba won for Sweden in Brighton in 1974 with Waterloo, and suitably the contest will  once again be hosted by the Swedish television, in Malmö.

Source: SVT, Photo: Beeld en Geluidwiki

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