The Stories Behind Every Song ABBA Thank You For The Music

Robert Scott

On April 6th, 1974, Abba stormed the Eurovision stage in cosmopolitan Brighton, a riot of colour, tinsel and innocent yet sexy energy. “Waterloo” was the first ever Swedish winner, and arguably the most memorable moment in Eurovision’sentire history. It locked Abba into the minds of viewers: in terms of costumes, presentation and melodrama they were forced to be larger than life from this point forward.

“Waterloo” went on to become a number one hit in Britain, Ireland, West Germany, Belgium and Norway, went top five in countless other countries, and reached number six in America. It was to be the last time anyone needed to explain who Abba were. Our fate was to be with Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida.

Fully illustrated throughout with glorious photographs, forming a sublime gallery of Abba’s most dazzling costumes, Thank You For The Music traces the story of the Swedish supergroup through their songs, from their world-conquering disco beginning, with modern classics such as “Voulez-Vous”, “Chiquitita”, “Does Your Mother Know”, and “Gimme Gimme Gimme” through to the more reflective “Knowing Me, Knowing You” and “Winner Takes It All” – a musical legacy that has often been mimicked but never matched.

First published UK 2002.
Reissued May 2009.

The Stories Behind Every Song ABBA Thank You For The Music

The Stories Behind Every Song ABBA Thank You For The Music 2009


ABBA The Music Still Goes On - Die Story zu Ihren Songs

(ABBA The Music Still Goes On - The Story of Their Songs)

Robert Scott; translated by Karin Miedler und Ursula Pesch

German edition

First published Germany 2002.

ABBA The Music Still Goes On - Die Story zu Ihren Songs 


ABBA Thank You For The Music - Die Story zu Allen Songs

(ABBA Thank You For The Music - The Story of All the Songs)

Robert Scott

German edition.

Reissued Germany 8 September 2011.

ABBA Thank You For The Music - Die Story zu Allen Songs


ABBA: история за каждой песней

(ABBA: History behind every song)

Robert Scott

ABBA: история за каждой песней — это подробнейший рассказ о событиях, героях и местах, которые вдохновили одну из величайших групп поп-музыки. Это необыкновенная история Агнеты, Бенни, Бьёрна и Анни-Фрид, которая рассказывает о создании всех восьми студийных альбомов и лучших композициях, о событиях, повлиявших на каждую песню.German edition.

Published Russia 2016.

ABBA: история за каждой песней


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