Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson: 40 years

Björn circa 1966 Benny circa 1966 Björn & Benny 1970 Björn 2006 Benny 2006
Björn autograph Benny autograph

First meeting: 5 June 1966, Ålleberg, near Falköping, Sweden.


A selection of Björn and Benny's collaborations:

The Hep Stars LP 1966 Hootenanny Singers - Många ansikten/Many Faces LP 1966 The Hep Stars - Holiday For Clowns/A Flower In My Garden single 1968 The Hep Stars - Speleman single 1969 Brita Borg - Ljuva sextital single 1969
Album 1966
songwriting:
Isn't It Easy To Say
first joint composition
 
Album 1966
performance: Blomman
first recording to feature Björn and Benny
 
Single 1969
songwriting: A Flower In My Garden
 
Single 1969
songwriting
 
Single 1969
songwriting: Ljuva sextital
 
Anna-Lena Löfgren - Det var en gång single 1969 The Seduction of Inga film 1969 (released 1972) Björn Ulvaeus - Partaj-aj-aj single 1969 Benny, Björn, Svenne, Lotta and Finn Alberth cabaret show 1969 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Peter Pan single 1969
Single 1969
production: first joint production
 
Film 1969 (released 1971)
songwriting, composition: She's My Kind Of Girl; Inga Theme; Nånting är på väg (instrumental)
 
Single 1969
Songwriting: Partaj-aj-aj
Cabaret show 1969
songwriting, performing
 
Single 1969
songwriting: Peter Pan
first recording to feature the participation of three future ABBA members
 
Björn & Benny - She's My Kind Of Girl single 1970 Billy G-son single There's A Little Man single 1970 Hootenanny Singers - Skillingtryck LP 1970 Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson - Lycka single 1970 Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson - Lycka LP 1970
 Single 1970
first duo single
 
single 1970
songwriting, production
 
Album 1970
songwriting, arrangements
 
Single 1970
Hej gamle man! first recording to feature all four future ABBA members
 
Album Lycka 1970
only duo album
 
Festfolk cabaret show 1970 Lill-Babs - Välkommen till världe single 1971 Lena Andersson - Lena, 15 LP 1971 Hootenanny Singers - Våra vackraste visor LP 1971 Björn & Benny - Hey, Musikant single West Germany 1971
Cabaret show 1970
songwriting, performance
first public performance of the future ABBA
 
Single 1971
songwriting
 
Album 1971
songwriting, production
 
Album 1971
production
 
Single West Germany 1971
 
Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus - Det kan ingen doktor hjälpa single 1971 Anni-Frid Lyngstad - Frida LP 1971 Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus - Tänk om jorden vore ung single 1972 Lena Andersson - Lena LP 1972 Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson - She's My Kind Of Girl single France 1971
Single 1971
 
Album 1971
songwriting: Lycka
 
Single 1971
 
Album 1971
songwriting, production
 
Single France 1971
 
Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson - En karusell single Sweden 1972 Björn & Benny - En Carousel single Japan 1972 Björn & Benny - Love Has It's Ways single Japan 1972 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - People Need Love single 1972 Björn & Benny - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Ep Japan 1972
Single 1972
 
Single Japan 1972
 
Single Japan 1972
 
Single 1972
first ABBA single
 
EP Japan 1972
 
Jarl Kulle - Jag är blott en man single 1972 Ted Gärdestad - Undringar LP 1972 Hootenanny Singers - Våra vackraste visor 2 Ted Gärdestad - Ted LP 1973 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Frida - Ring Ring LP 1973
Single 1972
songwriting, production
 
Album 1972
production
 
Album 1972
production
 
Album 1972
production
 
Album Ring Ring 1973
first ABBA album
 
Hootenanny Singers - Dan Andersson på vart sätt LP 1973 Svenne & Lotta - Oldies But Goldies LP 1973 ABBA - Waterloo LP 1974 Ted Gärdestad - Upptåg LP 1974 Svenne & Lotta/2 LP 1974
Album 1973
production
 
Album 1973
production
 
Album Waterloo 1974
 
Album 1974
production
 
Album 1974
production, songwriting: Bang-A-Boomerang; Roly Poly Girl
 
Hootenanny Singers - Evert Taube på vart sätt LP 1974 ABBA LP 1975 Frida ensam LP 1975 Agnetha Fältskog - Elva kvinnor i ett hus LP 1975 Ted Gärdestad - Franska Kort LP 1976
Album 1974
production
 
Album ABBA 1975
 
Album 1975
songwriting: Fernando
 
Album 1975
songwriting: SOS
 
Album 1976
production
 
Michael B. Tretow - Let's Boogie LP 1976 Jerry Williams - Kick Down LP 1976 ABBA/Arrival LP 1976 Svenne & Lotta/Letters LP 1976 ABBA - The Movie 1977
Album 1976
performance
 
Album 1976
songwriting: Ricky Rock 'n' Roller
 
Album Arrival 1976
 
Album 1976
songwriting: Funky Feet; If We Only Had The Time
 
Film 1977
songwriting, performance
 
ABBA - The Album LP 1977 ABBA - Voulez-Vous LP 1979 ABBA - Super Trouper LP 1980 ABBA - The Visitors LP 1981 ABBA - Under Attack single 1982
Album ABBA - The Album 1977
 
Album Voulez-Vous 1979
 
Album Super Trouper 1980
 
Album The Visitors 1981
final ABBA album
 
Single 1982
final ABBA single
 
Frida - Shine LP 1984 Chess concept LP 1984 Gemini LP 1985 ABBA on Här är dit liv Stig Anderson 1986 Gemini - Geminism LP 1987
Album 1984
songwriting: Slowly
 
Album 1984, stage musical 1986
composition, production
 
Album 1985
production, songwriting
 
Performance 1986
Tivedshambo final publicly-seen ABBA performance
 
Album 1987
production, songwriting
 
Benny Andersson - Klinga mina klockor LP 1987 Chess Broadway Cast Recording CD 1988 Benny Andersson - November 1989 LP 1989 Josefin Nilsson - Shapes CD 1993 Kristina från Duvemåla CD 1996
Album 1987
songwriting: Lottis Schottis; Födelsdagsvals till Mona; Trolskan; Klinga mina klockor
 
Stage musical, album 1988
composition, production
 
Album 1989
songwriting: The Conducator
 
Album 1993
songwriting
 
Stage musical 1995, album 1996
composition
 
B & B tribute concerts 1999 Från Waterloo till Duvemåla CD 1998 Mamma Mia! CD 1999 Benny Anderssons Orkester CD 2001 Barbara Dickson
Tribute concerts 1998
 
Tribute concert album 1998
 
Stage musical, album 1999
songwriting, production
 
Album 2001
songwriting: Vår Sista Dans; Lätt Som En Sommarfjäril
 
Concert 2002
Songwriting: The Day The Wall Came Tumbling Down
 
Chess på svenska CD 2002 Benny Anderssons Orkester med Helen Sjöholm - BAO! CD 2004 Mamma Mia! på svenska CD 2005 Benny Anderssons Orkester, Helen Sjöholm, Tommy Körberg - BAO på turné CD 2006 Anne Sofie Von Otter - I Let The Music Speak CD 2006
Stage musical, album 2002
composition
 
Album 2004
songwriting: Du Är Min Man; Midnattsdans
 
Stage musical, album 2005
songwriting, production
 
Album 2006
songwriting: För Dig; Det Är Vi Ändå
 
Album 2006
songwriting: I Walk With You, Mama; Butterfly Wings
 
Anders Ekborg - Äkta vara CD/DVD 2006 MAMMA MIA! How Can I Resist You? The Inside Story of MAMMA MIA! and the Songs of ABBA book 2006 Skinner/Ripley - Raw At Town Hall CD 2006    
Album 2006
songwriting: Han som vunnit allt
 
Book 2006
 
Album 2006
songwriting: You Have To Be There (Du Måste finnas from Kristina från Duvemåla)
 
   

See In Focus on ABBA - The Site for an abridged English translation of the Lycka CD booklet.
See Elmari ABBA lehekülg for full discographies of Björn & Benny collaborations.
Thanks to Elmari ABBA lehekülg, Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus Then and Now for additional information and images.


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