Happy Birthday Agnetha!

by Stella Floras 184 views

Agnetha Fältskog was born 57 years ago today in the town of Jönköping in Sweden. Together with better half (at the time) Björn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson they formed one of the best loved groups ever, the ABBA.

Agnetha, a singer and songwriter, was a star in her own accord before ABBA was formed. She started her musical career at the age of 15 and had her first number one hit , Jag var så kär, in Swedenin 1967. In July 1971 she married Björn Ulvaeus. The marriage didn't last long, they got divorced 8 years later, but they didn't let this fact interfere with their joint musical careers as ABBA members. In 1974, the legendary group won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, the song voted by fans as the most popular entry in the contest's long history.

After the ABBA broke up in 1982 Agnetha followed a quite successful solo career. She released 5 solo albums (one of them in Swedish, the rest in English) and seven compilations. She also published her autobiography As I am in 1996.

Agnetha made he last appearance on stage, so far, at the final performance of Mamma Mia! in Stockholm together with ex-husband Björn.

We, here at esctoday.com, would like to wish Agnetha many happy returns and just say : Thank you for the music!

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.