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ABBA (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by METALPRIEST, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. silverstar

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    Agnetha was a young singer songwriter.. at the top of the
    showbiz world in Sweden... a household name

    She gave up her career to join Abba and become basically a
    performing monkey... endlessly doing dance routines in front of
    the cameras and singing other peoples songs.

    OK she got paid a lot of dosh... but in the end ... did nt she sell out ?
     
  2. Hurdy Gurdy Man

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    Many people believe that ABBA was merely a fluff pop act.If this is indeed so and Agnetha was in fact a rather talented and insightful writer,then yes it would have been a sell out.
     
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    You cant blame her...... it was so enticing..

    world fame... glamour... millions in the bank...

    fast sports cars and a jet set lifestyle ( her fear of flying was a prob )

    in the end she sold her soul ...... to rock and roll....

    ( theres a song in there somewhere Bjorn )
     
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    Yeah,the only problem with being a good writer with some interesting insights without gaining is the lack of any measurable amount of notoriety simply isn't enough for some.In some cases,these artist will sell out,but I don't think this was the case here.As a member of ABBA,Agnetha brought provided much mucial joy for many people around the world I feel WITHOUT being a sell out,as their bright and breezy pop tunes and ballads have brought much joy to the world and put them in the 100 millon sales club.She should certainly be very proud of her achievements as part of the Swedish band..................
     
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    Agnetha was a big star in Sweden very early on ... age 19 ?
    but photos of her back then are nt too flattering..

    big gap in her front teeth etc...

    But by 1973 when Abba began to appear... the 23 year old Agnetha
    had morphed into a pop babe .... long blonde hair ... fab legs and figure...
    she was drop dead gorgeous.... and the hits kept on coming !

    http://celebheaven.fpb.yuku.com/topic/13/Agnetha#.VG9aj2f5_os
     
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    love abba.

    i own all their albums, collected all their songs and have a few bootleg songs.

    favourite album is a three way tie of Voulez Vous, Super Trouper and The Visitors
     
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    Ive always thought that the duo was kind of cute...
    like Sonny and Cher singing I got you babe... Nancy sinatra did a few duo s with Lee Hazlewood.

    I realised that Abba have virtually done a duo song with Honey Honey ....

    Bjorn sings....
    I dont want to hurt you baby
    I dont want to see you cry
    So stay on the ground girl
    You d better not get to high

    Agnetha sings...
    And I ll always stick by you boy
    Never get rid of me
    There's no other place in this world
    Where I d rather be .........
     
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    I heard 'Dancing Queen' on the radio yesterday. Love it.
     
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