The story of a double phenomenon: the group who reinvented the world's perception of pop music in the 1970s, and the show based around their hits which became an entertainment industry legend in its own right, opening in 85 cities and seen by over 20 million people. Through the stories, recollections and reflections of ABBA, intertwined with the commentary and observations of the MAMMA MIA! team, this book cuts through the thicket of myths and misconceptions that have grown up around ABBA to reveal what actually happened.
Benny Andersson was born in 1946 in a suburb of Stockholm. Along with Bjorn Ulvaeus, he went on to become the creative force behind one of the most successful groups of all time. Bjorn Ulvaeus, in partnership with Benny Andersson, is the creative force behind ABBA, one of the most successful groups of all time. From 1974 to 1982 ABBA were a phenomenon. Dancing Queen reached No1 in 13 countries around the world and with 350 million records sold the band remains the world's second best selling band of all time, surpassed only by The Beatles. Judy Craymer is the Executive Producer of MAMMA MIA! and was the person who first saw the potential of a musical based on the songs of ABBA.