Saturday, January 29, 2011

My favorite 1982

I don't really like pictures taken when ABBA was about to split up. The reason is the same that I've explained on my previous post, but, of course, it doesn't mean I can't see anything pleasant in any of them. The one below, in which the group members are looking a little relaxed, is one of those rare exceptions.

Hope you have enjoyed the series My favorite!

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Friday, January 28, 2011

My favorite 1981

By the end of their lifetime as a group, Anni-Frid, Benny, Björn and Agnetha were no longer able to find joy anymore while working together. Actually after Benny and Frida's divorce, the relationships inside the group were gradually weakening. That's why I don't have many pictures from that time on saved on my personal files, being the one below a great exception.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

My favorite 1980

Who doesn't like seeing ABBA members having a really good time together?

ABBA during the making off the promo video for The Winner Takes It All in 1980

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My favorite 1979

Friendship has always been the first word to come to my mind when I see this picture. It's simply amazing!

ABBA running during a concert from their 1979 tour

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My favorite 1978

Should I say anything about this one?

ABBA in a 1978 photo shoot

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Monday, January 24, 2011

My favorite 1977

My favorite picture from my favorite 1977 photo session.

Frida being totally wrapped in love here...

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

My favorite 1976

Adorable ABBA in an amazing photo shoot!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

My favorite 1975

Again I'm posting a picture that's my favorite because of the way Benny and Frida are looking in it. It's likely that both of the couples were just posing for the picture, but it is clear that, in spite of this, the most romantic ABBA couple was having a great - and genuine - time together.

ABBA in a photo shoot made in the fall of 1975

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Friday, January 21, 2011

My favorite 1974

I think - nah, I don't think, I am completely sure on it - everyone who follows my blog have noticed that I simply love ABBA romantic pictures. But who doesn't like them? Pictures like the one below have always caught the attention of many fans, who would like that none of ABBA couples had never been divorced.

ABBA pictured in Stockholm by Bravo, in June 1974

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

My favorite 1973

Okay, I must say it's my favorite because of Benny and Frida...

Well, you should agree that they are simply lovely here.

ABBA in a photo shoot from early 1973

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My favorite 1972

From today on I'm going to post my favorite picture from each ABBA year. I'm starting it with a picture from 1972, when ABBA was formed with the strange name Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid.

I posted this one on my very first post!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

They are our inspiration

It is remarkable how many ABBA fans still feel a special affection for Benny and Frida, even though they have been divorced since 1981. Some people may argue that they might have had fights and disagreements, in their final years together, but I ask you: are there any normal couples who have never passed through some sort of crisis in their relationships? What may differ the aforementioned ABBA couple from others is not the obstacles that certainly appeared in their relationship, but the way they chose to deal with them. I am really sorry that, at the end of the line, they could not have managed to guide their love by its purest and strongest principles - communication and understanding -, I am sure they can still remember their great moments of fondness, confidence, support and complicity, though. Also, I will not deny I have always believed the affection they felt for each other is still alive. After all, as all of us may certainly see, they were, first of all, best friends, which is, at the same time, the main reason their relationship should not have been such abruptly interrupted and their love story is still so pleasant and lasting for many of their fans.

Inspired by this, as I love doing video tributes for them, I bring you here my newest one, which I did with the amazing Chicago's You're The Inspiration. Let's celebrate a great love!

The most famous

Who doesn't know the following ABBA photo shoot? This is probably the most famous from 1978, whose pictures can be found in almost every ABBA site or blogger. I'm sharing some of this not-so-extensive, but great photo shoot.

Probably the most popular picture of the entire session

Happiness is the word that comes to my mind when I see this one

Have you realised that Benny's vest in this session is the same that Frida wears here?
They really seemed enjoying to share everything...

I have always loved Benny and Frida in this one...

... and also in this another one!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


I think ABBA members are very sensual here, especially Benny and Frida.

Sexy girls and handsome boys

In B&W

I have always thought Benny and Frida were particularly radiant in 1978. I believe the expectation about their wedding and the wedding itself were very benefic for them  

Frida posing individually for the same photo session...

... and Anna doing the same

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Young love

Benny and Anni-Frid did the photo shoot below in 1970. I only know two pictures of this session, I'd like to find more, though. They are so nice...

Very young Benny and Frida at a park of Stockholm enjoying the sun

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


Anni-Frid Lyngstad recorded her first solo album, Frida, produced by Benny Andersson, her fiancé at that time, and Bengt Palmers, in 1971. Frida covered some great English and American songs for it, like the relaxing Suzanne (composed by Leonard Cohen & Owe Junsjö) and the deep En Ton Av Tystnad (Paul Simon & Owe Junsjö)My favorite track from that album is Lycka - or Happiness, in English -, composed by Benny & Björn, for which I made the tribute below.

Enjoy this magnific song with Frida's marvellous photos and snippets of videos.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A true New Year

Make 2011 a year in which love, harmony and prosperity take place and fill your heart every minute of every day. A true new year can only begin with you, as ABBA song below tells us wisely.

A very Happy New Year!!!