Who

The people of the ABBA world (listed by surname or group name)


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ABBA Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog. Name first coined by Stig Anderson 1973, first used on record on 'Ring Ring' single in UK and Brazil October 1973, officially adopted with release of 'Waterloo' March 1974.

AINBUSK SINGERS (also known as AINBUSK) Swedish group featuring Josefin Nilsson. Recorded songs co-written and produced by Benny 1991.

AINBUSK (see AINBUSK SINGERS)

HOWARD ALBERT US producer. Present during recording of ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

RON ALBERT US producer. Present during recording of ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

ROLF ALEX Played drums on LP Voulez-Vous 1979.

BJÖRN ALMSTEDT Engineer at Europafilm Studio for LP Ring Ring 1973.

THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS British choir. Sang on LP Chess and at Chess In Concert 1984.

ANDERS ANDERSON Son of Stig and Gudrun Anderson. Part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional film crowd scenes.

GUDRUN ANDERSON (née RYSTEDT) Wife of Stig Anderson married August 1955. ABBA recorded the song 'Ja må hon liva' as a tribute to her 50th birthday 1981. Born 1931. Died 31 October 2010.

MARIE ANDERSON (see MARIE LEDIN)

STIG ERIK LEOPOLD ANDERSON (né ANDERSSON) (also known as STIKKAN) Songwriter, lyricist, ABBA manager. Founder and president Polar Music International AB. Coined the name ‘ABBA’. ABBA recorded the song ‘Hovas Vittne’ as a tribute for Stig's 50th birthday 1981, and performed his song 'Tivedshambo' for Här är ditt liv television show 1986. Born Mariestad, Sweden 25 January 1931. Married Gudrun Rystedt August 1955. Father of Marie, Lasse and Anders Anderson. Died Stockholm, Sweden 12 September 1997.

BENNY ANDERSSON see GÖRAN BROR BENNY ANDERSSON

BJÖRN ANDERSSON Illustrator. Created the drawings for ABBA - The Album, ABBA - The Movie, ABBA - The Folio 1977.

EFRAIM ANDERSSON Grandfather of Benny, father of Gosta Andersson. Along with Gosta, taught Benny accordion as a child. Subject of Benny's song 'Vals efter Efraim Andersson' 1989.

ESTER ANDERSSON Mother of Stig Anderson.

EVA-LIS ANDERSSON Daughter of Gösta and Laila Andersson, sister of Benny.

GUNNAR ANDERSSON (see GUNNAR ULVAEUS)

GÖSTA ANDERSSON Father of Benny, son of Efraim Andersson. Along with Efraim, taught Benny accordion as a child.

GÖRAN BROR BENNY ANDERSSON Keyboards, vocals, songwriter, producer. Born Stockholm, Sweden 16 December 1946. Engaged to Christina Grönvall 1960s. Married Frida Lyngstad 6 October 1978. Divorced 1981. Married Mona Nörklit 3 December 1982. Father of Peter and Heléne Grönvall (with Christina), Ludvig Andersson (with Mona). Currently owns Mono Music.

KJELL-ÅKE ANDERSSON Swedish film cameraman. With director Kjell Sundvall filmed promotional films 'The Day Before You Came' and 'Under Attack' 1982.

LAILA ANDERSSON (née Laura) Wife of Gösta Andersson, mother of Benny and Eva Lis Andersson.

LENA ANDERSSON Swedish singer. Sang backing vocals Tour of Europe & Australia 1977. Recorded several songs written and produced by Björn & Benny early 1970s, also recorded Swedish and German versions of several ABBA hits.

LUDVIG ANDERSSON Son of Benny and Mona Nörklit. Born 10 January 1982. Subject of Benny’s song ‘Ludvig’s leksakspolka’ 1987. Ludvig, with his band Ella Rouge, describes himself as "famous ABBA-man son" in the song 'Eldorado High'.

ULF ANDERSSON Swedish musician. Played alto & tenor saxophone on LP ABBA 1975, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

HEINZ ANGEMEYER Photographer 1980. Took photographs for LP Gracias Por La Música cover, ABBA 1981 calender.

LILLEBEL ANKARCRONA Sister of Benny's wife Mona Nörklit and former wife of art director Rune Söderqvist. Came up with album title Arrival after seeing proposed cover photographs. Also part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional fim crowd scenes.

ANNI-FRID FOUR Jazz group formed by Frida and then husband Ragnar Fredriksson early 1960s - 1967.

ADAM ANT (né STUART LESLIE GODDARD) British singer. Recorded ‘Strip’ at Polar Music Studios with unbilled cameo by Frida 1983.

HANS ARNOLD Artist. Created painting for cover of Swedish LP Greatest Hits 1975. Born 22 April 1925, died 25 October 2010.

ARTISTER FÖR MILJÖ (Artists for environment) Swedish group featuring Marie Fredriksson, Håkan Hagegård, Tomas Ledin and Frida. Recorded ‘Änglamark’/‘Saltwater’ single 1992, performed at Musik på Borggården concert 1992.

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DANIEL BALAVOINE French singer, songwriter, producer. Recorded ‘Belle’ with Frida 1983, worked with Frida on demo recordings 1983, co-wrote ‘The Face’ for Frida’s LP Shine 1984. Died 14 January 1986.

DORIS BAND Wrote Spanish lyrics for ‘Ring Ring’ 1973.

BRUCE BARRY Australian actor. Played radio station manager in ABBA - The Movie 1977.

CHARLIE BATES British journalist. Editor of the ABBA Magazine 1978  - 1983.

MICKE BAYART Author of the book ABBA by Micke - FANtastic moments 2011.

THE BEATMAKERS Swedish group. Performed as ABBA's backing band on European tours 1974 - 1975.

AINA BENGTSSON (see AINA ULVAEUS)

ÅSA BERGH Swedish singer. Played the role of Ulrika in Kristina från Duvemåla on stage 1995 - 1999 and CD 1996.

LARS BERGHAGEN Swedish singer, songwriter. Co-wrote songs with Benny for The Hep Stars, 'Hej clown' for the Swedish selections for the Eurovision Song Contest. Wrote songs for Frida 1971, also toured with Frida and recorded duets ‘En kväll om sommarn’ and 'Vi vet allt, men nästan inget' 1971.

HANS BERGKVIST Artists and repertoire manager, Polar Music International AB. Recorded with Hootenanny Singers. Also part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional fim crowd scenes.

JONAS BERGSTRÖM Swedish actor. Appeared in 'The Day Before You Came' promotional film clip.

BENGT BERNHAG Co-founded Polar Music AB with Stig Anderson. Died 6 July 1971.

URS BINER (See Dan Daniell)

BJÖRN & BENNY, AGNETHA & ANNI-FRID (also BJÖRN & BENNY, AGNETHA & FRIDA; BJÖRN & BENNY, ANNA & FRIDA; BJÖRN & BENNY, ANNA & FRIEDA) Name under which earliest ABBA records were released 1972 - 1973.

BJÖRN & BENNY WITH SVENSKA FLICKA Name under which earliest ABBA records were released in the USA 1972.

CHRISTER BORG Swedish journalist. Wrote the book Fenomenet ABBA (aka The ABBA Phenomenon, ABBA By ABBA) 1977.

ALAIN BOUBLIL French songwriter. Wrote French lyrics for ‘Waterloo’ 1974, co-wrote French musical ABBACADABRA with Daniel Boublil (no relation) 1983. Internationally famous for the musical Les Miserables.

DANIEL BOUBLIL French songwriter. Co-wrote French musical ABBACADABRA with Alain Boublil (no relation) 1983.

HELENA BROSS Swedish author of the book ABBA 2005.

CAROL BROUGHTON British businesswoman. General Manager of Bocu Music UK.

INGER BRUNDIN (also known as INGER HEINERBORG) Swedish Christian singer. Born Ockelbo, Sweden 16 October 1951. A friend of Frida's who stood in for Agnetha on promotional visits to West Germany, Austria, Belgium in January and March 1973. Died 3 May 1993, Kungsängen, Sweden.

OLA BRUNKERT Swedish musician - drummer 1972 - 1981. Born Orebro, Sweden 15 September 1946. Played on LPs Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977, Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981. ABBA wrote 'one day we’re gonna let you hear him sing' about Ola in the liner notes for LP Arrival 1976. Born 15 September 1946. Died Artà, Majorca 16 March 2008.

JOHN ‘RABBIT’ BUNDRICK US musician. Played piano on ‘Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)' 1974.

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CHRIS CADMAN Co-author of the book ABBA Gold Hits 2005.

TONY CALDER British group manager. Co-wrote the book ABBA The Name Of The Game 1995. One time manager of the Bay City Rollers.

THE CAMBERS Group formed by Agnetha and two school friends early 1960s.

BOSSE CARLGREN Co-writer and producer of some of Agnetha's solo recordings 1971 - 1975, especially the LP Elva kvinnor i ett hus 1975. Wrote lyrics for songs on ABBA's 1973 folkpark tour.

LARS O. CARLSSON (also known as LASSE CARLSSON, LARS KARLSSON) Swedish musician - saxophone, flute 1976 - 1980. Played on LPs Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

LASSE CARLSSON (see LARS O. CARLSSON)

BOB CARSWELL (See ROBERT CASWELL)

ANNE LISE-LOTTE CASPER (née FREDRIKSSON) Daughter of Frida and Ragnar Fredriksson. Born Eskilstuna, Sweden 25 February 1967. Married Charles Casper, later separated. Mother of Jonathan Casper. Died USA 13 January 1998.

CHARLES GERITT CASPER Husband of Anne Lise-Lotte Casper, later separated. Father of Jonathan Casper. Son-in-law of Frida and Ragnar Fredriksson. Born USA.

JONATHAN CASPER Son of Anne and Charles Casper. Grandson of Frida and Ragnar Fredriksson. Born USA 1989. Singer, musician and songwriter. Past member of band Beyond This Day

ROBERT CASWELL Australian screenwriter. Co-wrote script to ABBA - The Movie. Died 2006.

DICK CAVETT US talk show host. Interviewed ABBA and hosted the Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981.

PETER CETERA US singer, songwriter, producer, member of group Chicago. Produced Agnetha’s LP I Stand Alone, sang duet ' I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye)' 1988. Recorded cover version of 'SOS' with Ronna Reeves 1995.

MIKE CHAPMAN Australian-born producer, songwriter, based in the UK. Produced Agnetha’s LP Wrap Your Arms Around Me 1983.

CHER (née CHERILYN SARKISIAN LAPIERRE) American singer, actress. Made cameo appearance in The Last Video 2004.

PHIL CODY US songwriter. Co-wrote English lyrics for ‘Ring Ring’ with Neil Sedaka 1973.

PHIL COLLINS British singer, songwriter, drummer, member of group Genesis, solo artist. Produced Frida’s LP Something Going On, sang duet 'Here We'll Stay' 1982.

FRÉDÉRIC COURCIER French author of the book ABBA la biographie 2007.

DANIEL COURI Brazilian author of the books Made in Suécia: o paraíso pop do ABBA 2008, Mamma Mia! 2011.

JUDY CRAYMER MBE British theatre producer. Creator and producer of the musical MAMMA MIA! 1999.

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ANDERS DAHL Swedish orchestra leader. Wrote string arrangements for LP Arrival 1976, recorded instrumental LP of ABBA songs.

DAN DANIELL Swiss restraunter and entertainer. Recorded single 'Lieber gott'/'I Have A Dream' with Frida 2003.

CHRISTER DANIELSSON Played trombone 1979.

BARBARA DICKSON British singer. Sang the role of Svetlana on LP Chess 1984.

PHILLIP DODD British author. Interviewer and editor of the book MAMMA MIA! How Can I Resist You? 2006.

TOM DOWD US producer. Present during recording of ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979. Died 2003.

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EDDIE British heavy metal group Iron Maiden's "mascot". Made cameo appearance in The Last Video 2004.

HARRY EDGINGTON British writer. Co-wrote the book ABBA The Lovers Whose Music Conquered The World 1977.

JÖRGEN EDMAN Swedish singer. Recorded duets 'Sjung denna sång' and 'Någonting händer med mig' with Agnetha 1968.

YLVA EGGEHORN Swedish poet. Co-writer with Benny of the millennium hymn 'Innan Gryningen' 1999.

ANDERS ELJAS Swedish musician - keyboards, string and horn arranger 1977 - 1981. Played keyboards on recording sessions late 1979,  LP Chess 1984, Tour of Europe and Australia 1977, Tour of North America and Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981. Wrote string arrangements for LP Voulez-Vous 1979, musicals Chess 1984, Kristina från Duvemåla 1995, B & B concerts 1998.

ANDERS EKBORG Swedish actor. Played the role of Karl Oscar in Kristina från Duvemåla on stage 1995 - 1999 and CD 1996.

JOHAN EKELUND Swedish musician, producer. Member of Swedish group Ratata, who recorded duets with Frida 1987. Remixed Agnetha's single 'Let It Shine' 1988.

CHRISTER EKLUND Played tenor saxophone on ‘Waterloo’ 1974.

MARIE-LOUISE EKMAN Swedish artist, playwright, director. Benny wrote music for several of her plays, movies and television series. Designed cover for Benny's LP November 1989.

PHILIPPE ELAN French musician and writer. Co-author of A Tribute To Frida 2005.

ÅKE ELDSÄTER Assistant engineer on LP Ring Ring 1973.

ELVARKETS SPELMANSLAG Swedish band that included Benny, pre-1964.

BERNT ENGHARDT Leader of Bernt Enghardt's Orchestra, which featured Agnetha as vocalist.

BERNT ENGHARDT'S ORCHESTRA Orchestra headed by Bernt Enghardt, featuring Agnetha as vocalist circa 1965 - 1968.

JENS EKENGREN Husband of Linda Ulvaeus. Father of Tilda Ekengren Ulvaeus.

LENA ERICSSON Swedish singer. Sang backing vocals on Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981. Also recorded demos for Chess 1983, sang role of Svetlana at various Chess In Concert performances since 1989.

WOJCIECH ERNEST Played keyboards, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

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LARS FALCK Photographer. Took photograph used on back cover of LP Ring Ring 1973.

LOA FALKMAN Swedish singer and actor. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

KERSTIN FEIST Director International School of Stockholm Choir, who sang on recording of ‘I Have A Dream’ 1979.

FESTFOLK Cabaret show performed by the quartet of Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida 1970 - 1971.

FESTFOLKET (see FESTFOLK)

HANS RAGNAR FREDRIKSSON Son of Frida and Ragnar Fredriksson. Born Eskilstuna, Sweden 26 January 1963. Singer, songwriter, producer, member of Swedish group FX. With band Rendez-Vous, worked with Frida on demo recordings 1983. Co-wrote ‘That’s Tough’ with Frida 1984.

LISE-LOTTE FREDRIKSSON (see ANNE LISE-LOTTE CASPER).

MARIE FREDRIKSSON Swedish singer, musician, songwriter, member of group Roxette with Per Gessle. Recorded ‘Änglamark’ as part of Artister för miljö with Frida 1992, sang ‘What A Wonderful World’ with Frida at Musik på Borggården 1992, recorded ‘Alla mina bästa år’ with Frida 1996.

RAGNAR FREDRIKSSON First husband of Frida, married 3 April 1964. Divorced 1970 (?). Formed Anni-Frid Four with Frida. Father of Hans Fredriksson and Lise-Lotte Fredriksson. Died 2011.

KARL FRENCH British writer. Author of the book ABBA Unplugged 2004.

FRIDA see ANNI-FRID SYNNI LYNGSTAD-RUESS

CECILIA FRODE Swedish actress. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

FX Group featuring Hans Fredriksson. Recorded one self-titled album 1984, featuring ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Alone’ written by Frida.

AGNETHA ÅSE FÄLTSKOG (née AGNETA) Singer, songwriter. Born Jönköping, Sweden 5 April 1950. Married Björn Ulvaeus 6 July 1971, divorced 1979. Married Tomas Sonnenfeld December 1990, divorced 1993. Mother of Linda Ulvaeus and Christian Ulvaeus.

BIRGIT FÄLTSKOG (née JOHANSSON) Married Ingvar Fältskog October 1945. Mother of Agnetha and Mona Fältskog. Died January 1994.

INGVAR FÄLTSKOG Singer, songwriter. Married Birgit Johansson October 1945. Father of Agnetha and Mona Fältskog. Died December 1995.

MONA FÄLTSKOG Daughter of Ingvar and Birgit Fältskog, sister of Agnetha. Born 1955.

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JOE GALDO US musician. Played drums on ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

GERRY GALLACHER Produced and wrote liner notes for the compilation ABBA NUMBER ONES 2006.

MELISSA GARAU Co-author of the books ABBA On Speaking Terms 2002, ABBA: Ihre ganze Geschichte 2005, ABBA - The Inner Circle Interviews 2010.

MALANDO GASSAMA Gambian-born musician, based in Sweden - percussion 1973 - 1979. Played on LPs Waterloo, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977. Died Gambia 1998.

J. GEARY Artist. Created illustration for cover of LP ABBA Live 1986.

DON GEHMAN US producer. Present during recording of song 'Voulez-Vous' in Miami 1979.

CLAES AF GEIJERSTAM Singer, musician. Sound engineer on Tour of Europe & Australia 1977, Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980. Co-hosted variety show Lite grand i örat with Frida 1981. Member of duo Malta, who beat ABBA at the Swedish heat for the Eurovision Song Contest 1973.

GEMINI Swedish group featuring brother and sister duo Anders & Karin Glenmark. Recorded two albums Gemini 1985 and Geminism 1987 co-written and produced by Björn & Benny. Recorded final (released) version of 'Just Like That'.

PER GESSLE Singer, musician, songwriter, member of group Roxette with Marie Fredriksson. Wrote melody for ‘Threnody’ for Frida’s LP Something’s Going On 1982. Appeared on television programme Ulvaeus & Gessle i Burmans Spår with Björn 1998.

ANDERS GLENMARK Singer, musician, songwriter, producer. Played guitar on LP Arrival 1976 (also Agnetha's LP Elva kvinnor i ett hus and Frida's LP Frida ensam 1974 - 1975). Sang lead vocal on 'One Night In Bangkok' and backing vocals on LP Chess 1984, backing vocals at Chess In Concert 1984,  backing vocals on Josefin Nilsson CD Shapes 1993, performed the role of The American at various Chess In Concert performances since 1989, performed at B & B concerts 1998/99. Songwriter and producer of Frida’s CD Djupa andetag 1996. Son of Bruno Glenmark. Half of duo Gemini with sister Karin.

BRUNO GLENMARK Played trumpet on ‘So Long’ 1974. Owner of Glen Studio. Uncle of Anders and Karin Glenmark.

KARIN GLENMARK Singer. Sang backing vocals on LP Chess 1984, performed Chess In Concert 1984 and various performances since 1989, B & B concerts 1998/99. Daughter of Bruno Glenmark. Half of duo Gemini with brother Anders.

CHARLIE GRÖNVALL Son of Peter and Nanne Grönvall, grandson of Benny, Singer and guitarist in band Little Great Things.

CHRISTINA GRÖNVALL (see CHRISTINA ÖSTERMAN)

FELIX GRÖNVALL Son of Peter and Nanne Grönvall, grandson of Benny, Drummer in band Little Great Things.

HANS GÖSTA PETER GRÖNVALL (known as PETER GRÖNVALL) Son of Benny and Christina Grönvall. Singer, musician, songwriter, member of Sound of Music, Peter’s Pop Squad, One More Time. With band Rendez-Vous, worked with Frida on demo recordings 1983. Born 20 August 1963. Married Nanne Nordqvist. Father of Charlie and Felix Grönvall (with Nanne Grönvall).

HELÉNE GRÖNVALL (see HELÉNE ODEDAL)

NANNE GRÖNVALL (née NORDQVIST) Wife of Peter Grönvall. Daughter-in-law of Benny and Christina Grönvall. Singer, musician, songwriter, member of Sound of Music, Peter’s Pop Squad, One More Time, solo artist. Performed in choir on Benny’s song ‘Klinga mina klockor’ 1987. Mother of Charlie and Felix Grönvall (with Peter Grönvall) and Robin (from previous relationship).

PETER GRÖNVALL (see HANS GÖSTA PETER GRÖNVALL)

RUTGER GUNNARSSON Bass guitar, string arrangements 1973 - 1982. Played on LPs Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors, 1982 sessions, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977, Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981, LP Chess 1984, Josefin Nilsson CD Shapes 1993, Mamma Mia! Swedish production 2005, movie soundtrack 2008. Produced Agnetha single 'It's So Nice To Be Rich' 1983. Also member of Nashville Train. Born 12 February 1946. Died 8 May 2015.

ROBERT GUSTAFSON Swedish actor. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

LENA-MARIA GÅRDENÄS (see LENA-MARIA GÅRDENÄS-LAWTON)

LENA-MARIA GÅRDENÄS-LAWTON (also known as LENA-MARIA GÅRDENÄS) Singer. Sang backing vocals Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

KENNETH GÄRDESTAD Swedish songwriter. Brother of Ted Gärdestad. Co-wrote 'Så glad som dina ögon' with Agnetha 1972.

TED GÄRDESTAD Swedish singer, songwriter. Brother of Kenneth Gärdestad. Recorded several albums for Polar Music during the 1970s and early 1980s, all but one featuring members of ABBA. Born 1`8 February 1956. Died 22 June 1997.

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ALFRED HAASE German father of Frida (with Synni Lyngstad). Born Germany circa 1919. Thought to have died mid 1945, located 1977. Died January 2009.

HÅKAN HAGEGÅRD Swedish opera singer. Recorded ‘Änglamark’ as part of Artister för miljö with Frida 1992

CRAIG HALLSTEAD Co-author of the book ABBA Gold Hits 2005.

LASSE HALLSTRÖM Swedish film director, script writer. Directed most of ABBA’s promotional films 1974 - 1982 and ABBA - The Movie 1977. Later directed films such as My Life As A Dog, What's Eating Gilbert Grape? and The Cider House Rules. Born 1945.

CHARLES HAMMARSTEN Swedish court photographer, photographs used in the books Succé på världs-scenen: Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Annifrid 1979 and ABBA in America 2010.

ANDERS HANSER 'Unofficial' ABBA photographer 1978 - present. Photographs used on LPs ABBA - The Singles - The First Ten Years, ABBA Live, various single covers, ABBA 1982 - 1983 calendars, ABBA Magazine 1979 - 1983, book Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!, as well as general publicity photographs. Born Orsa, Sweden 1945. Married Görel Johnsen 1980. Father of Calle and Carolina Hanser.

CALLE HANSER Son of Görel and Anders Hanser. Born Bolivia.

CAROLINA HANSER Daughter of Görel and Anders Hanser. Born Bolivia.

GÖREL HANSER (née JOHNSEN) Personal assistant of Stig Anderson, later vice-president Polar Music International AB. Partner in Briggen Teaterproduktion with Benny and Björn. Personal representative of Björn, Benny and Frida. ABBA recorded the song ‘Sång till Görel’ as a tribute for Görel's 30th birthday in 1979, and ABBA also sang together for Görel’s 50th birthday in 1999. Also part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional fim crowd scenes. Born 21 June 1949. Married Anders Hanser 1980. Mother of Calle and Carolina Hanser.

PAUL HARRIS US pianist. Played on ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

MURRAY HEAD British singer. Sang the role of The American on LP Chess 1984, Chess In Concert 1984, performed the same role on stage in London 1986.

LOTTA HEDLUND (née CHARLOTTE WALKER) Singer. Wife of Svenne Hedlund. Co-lead vocalist with The Hep Stars 1968 - 1969 and in reunited group from circa 1982. Half of duo Svenne & Lotta with husband Svenne.

SVENNE HEDLUND Singer. Husband of Lotta Hedlund. Member of The Hep Stars with Benny 1963 - early 1970s and in reunited group from circa 1982. Half of duo Svenne & Lotta with wife Lotta.

WOLFGANG "BUBI" HEILEMANN German photographer. Took photographs of ABBA for BRAVO magazine 1974-1980, featured in the books ABBA – Ein Karriere in Bildern 2001 and  ABBA Fotografien / Photographs 1974 - 1980 2004.

THE HEP STARS Swedish rock group, featuring Benny, Janne Frisk, Svenne Hedlund, Lennart 'Lelle' Hegland, Christer 'Krille' Petterson (died August 2006). Formed circa 1963, Benny joined October 1964, left 1969. Disbanded early 1970s, reformed (without Benny) circa 1982 for nostalgia shows and recordings.

PETER HIMMELSTRAND Swedish writer, songwriter. Wrote or co-wrote songs for Agnetha, Frida, and Björn & Benny late 1960s - early 1970s. Co-wrote the book ABBA The Lovers Whose Music Conquered The World 1977.Born 4 June 1936. Died 8 March 1999.

HOOTENANNY SINGERS Swedish folk group featuring Björn, Johan Karlberg (died August 1992), Tony Roth (born 1943), Hansi Schwartz (16 March 1942 - 10 January 2013) 1963 - 1974. Formed circa 1961 as The West Bay Singers. Also known in the UK and USA as The Northern Lights, The Hooten Singers. Reformed (without Björn) and released two albums 1979 - 1982.

MARITZA HORN Singer. Sang backing vocals Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

ROBERT HUGHES Australian actor. Played disc jockey Ashley Wallace in ABBA - The Movie 1977.

OLA HÅKANSSON Singer, songwriter, producer. Recorded ‘The Way You Are’ and ‘Fly Like The Eagle’ with Agnetha 1986. Producer of the ABBA Teens/A*Teens.

EMMA HÄRDELIN Swedish singer, member of group Garmarna. Sang on recording of Benny's millennium hymn 'Innan Gryningen' 1999.

MAGNUS HÄRENSTAM Swedish actor, played the teacher in the clip for 'When I Kissed The Teacher' 1976. Died June 2015.

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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF STOCKHOLM CHOIR Sang on recording of ‘I Have A Dream’ 1979.

COLIN IRWIN British journalist, broadcaster. Co-wrote the book ABBA The Name Of The Game 1995.

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FRED JAY Wrote German lyrics for 'Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht' (Another Town, Another Train) 1973.

BIRGIT JOHANSSON (see BIRGIT FÄLTSKOG)

THOMAS JOHANSSON Tour organiser, EMA - Telstar. Arranged ABBA’s concert tours and other promotional trips. Co-ordinator for Frida's post-ABBA album projects.

GÖREL JOHNSEN (see GÖREL HANSER)

CATHERINE JOHNSON British playwright. Wrote the book of the musical MAMMA MIA! 1999.

PETER JÖBACK Swedish singer. Played the role of Robert in Kristina från Duvemåla on stage 1995 - 1999 and CD 1996. Recorded Swedish version of 'Pity The Child' (from the musical Chess) 1998.

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FINN KALVIK Norwegian singer. Recorded albums produced by Benny and featuring ABBA members 1979 - 1981

LENNART KARLSMYR Assistant engineer at KMH Studio for LP Ring Ring 1973. Co-founder of KMH Studios.

ALEXANDER KARLSSON Author of the book Köszönet a zenéért! Björn, Agnetha, Frida és Benny története 2009.

LARS KARLSSON (see LARS O. CARLSSON)

JAN KLING (see JANNE KLING)

JANNE KLING (also known as JAN KLING) Saxophone, flute 1980 - 1981. Played on LPs Super Trouper, The Visitors.

JULIUS KRONBERG Swedish artist, 1850-1921. His gallery (ateljé) at Skansen, focusing on the painting Eros, used for cover LP The Visitors 1981.

SISSELA KYHLE Swedish actress. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

LENA KÄLLERSJÖ (see LENA ULVAEUS)

TOMMY KÖRBERG Singer. Sang the role of The Russian on LP Chess 1984, Chess In Concert 1984 and various performances since 1989. Performed the same role on stage in London 1986. Performed at B & B concerts 1998/99. Vocalist with Benny Anderssons Orkester (BAO)/ Benny Andersson Band since 2001.

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PETER LACH Wrote German lyrics for 'Ring Ring' 1973 and unused alternate German lyrics for 'Waterloo' 1974.

OLA LAGER Photographer 1970 - 1979. Took cover photographs for LPs Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, Voulez-Vous, Greatest Hits Vol. 2, Björn & Benny's LP Lycka, Frida's LP Frida ensam, Agnetha's LPs Elva kvinnor i ett hus and Tio år med Agnetha, various single sleeves and general promotional photographs.

NILS LANDGREN Played Trombone on LP Voulez-Vous 1979. Backing vocals on Josefin Nilsson CD Shapes 1993. Recorded tribute CD Funky ABBA 2004.

LARS LARSSON (also known as LASSE LARSSON) Photographer 1980 - 1982. Took cover photographs for LPs Super Trouper, The Visitors, ABBA - The Singles - The First Ten Years, photos used in collage for LP ABBA Live. Died December 2003.

LASSE LARSSON (see LARS LARSSON)

CARSTEN MICHAEL LAURSON Author of the Danish book ABBA Thank you for the music 2002.

ISH LEDESMA US Guitarist. Played on ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

MARIE LEDIN (née ANDERSON) Daughter of Stig and Gudrun Anderson. Married Tomas Ledin 22 May 1983. Worked at Polar Music late 1970s - early 1980s. Head of Anderson Records. Recorded duet (as Lillen) 'Baby Twist' with her father at the age of 5 in 1962.

TOMAS LEDIN Singer, songwriter, Polar recording artist. Sang backing vocals on Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981. Also part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional fim crowd scenes. Recorded duet ‘Never Again’ with Agnetha, 1982, wrote songs for Frida and Agnetha solo albums 1982 - 1983. Recorded ‘Änglamark’ as part of Artister för miljö with Frida 1992. Married Marie Ledin (né Anderson) 22 May 1983.

BARRY LEVINE Photographer during 1977. Took cover photograph for LP ABBA - The Album, single covers ‘The Name Of The Game’ and ‘Take A Chance On Me’, general promotional photographs 1977.

LASSE LILJENDAHL Album designer for LP Gracias Por La Música.

STEVE LILLYWHITE British producer. Produced Frida’s LP Shine 1984.

JAN LINDGREN (also known as JANNE LINDGREN) Swedish guitarist. Played steel guitar on 'Happy Hawaii' 1976. Died April 2013.

BJÖRN J:SON LINDH Swedish musician, arranger. Wrote string and horn arrangements on LP ABBA 1974 - 1975, played flute on 'One Night In Bangkok' on LP Chess 1984. Died 21 December 2013.

MARIANNE LINDVALL Swedish writer. Author of the book ABBA The Ultimate Pop Group 1978.

PER LINDVALL Drums 1980 - 1982. Played on LPs Super Trouper, The Visitors, 1982 sessions, LP Chess 1984, Josefin Nilsson CD Shapes 1993.

LITTLE GERHARD (see KARL GERHARD LUNDKVIST)

PHYILLIDA LLOYD CBE British theatre and opera director. Directed the musical MAMMA MIA! 1999.

ALEJANDRO F. LÓPEZ Argentine author of the book Historia de ABBA en Argentina 2008. 

LOS ABBA Name under which some ABBA records were released in Cuba.

LOS SUECOS Name under which early Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Frida records were released in Mexico.

GLORIA LUNDELL Played harp 1979.

STEFAN LUNDIN Stage manager 1977 tour.

KARL GERHARD LUNDKVIST (known as LITTLE GERHARD) Swedish singer, producer. 'Discovered' Agnetha Fältskog and produced her early Swedish recordings 1968 - 1969. Co-produced Agnetha's LP Som jag är with Björn 1970.

AGNY LYNGSTAD (see ARNTINE KORNELIA MARIE LYNGSTAD)

ARNTINE KORNELIA MARIE LYNGSTAD (known as AGNY) Wife of Simon Lyngstad, mother of Synni, grandmother of Frida. Raised young Frida after the death of Frida’s mother. Born Norway circa 1898. Died 19 May 1970.

ANNI-FRID SYNNI LYNGSTAD-REUSS (also known as FRIDA) Vocals. Born Bjørkåsen, Norway 15 November 1945. Married Ragnar Fredriksson 3 April 1964, divorced 1970 (?). Married Benny Andersson 6 October 1978. Divorced 1981. Married Ruzzo Reuss von Plauen 26 August 1992. Widowed 29 October 1999. Mother of Hans Fredriksson and Lise-Lotte Fredriksson.

SIMON LYNGSTAD Husband of Arntine Lyngstad, father of Synni Lyngstad, grandfather of Frida. Born Norway circa 1880. Died 1941.

SYNNI LYNGSTAD Mother of Frida (with Alfred Haase). Born Bjørkåsen, Norway 19 June 1926. Died Malmköping, Sweden 28 September 1947.

HANS LÖFVENBERG Tour manager's assistant 1977 tour.

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STEN-ÅKE MAGNUSSON Album designer LP ABBA.

BENGT H. MALMQVIST Photographer 1973 - circa 1980. Took cover photographs for LPs Ring Ring, Greatest Hits, general promotional photographs including many of the best known ABBA images up to 1976. Died November 2008.

ANA de MARTINEZ DEL VALLE Spanish journalist. Assisted with Spanish vocals on LP Gracias Por La Música.

FRANCIS MATTHEWS British actor. Narrator 'The Girl With The Golden Hair', Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

RIK MAYALL British comedian, actor. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

BUDDY McCLUSKEY Lyricist 1979 - 1981. Co-wrote Spanish lyrics with wife Mary McCluskey for LPs Gracias Por La Música, Super Trouper, The Visitors.

MARY McCLUSKEY Lyricist 1979 - 1981. Co-wrote Spanish lyrics with husband Buddy McCluskey for LPs Gracias Por La Música, Super Trouper, The Visitors.

KIRSTY MacCOLL British singer/songwriter (daughter of songwriter Ewan MacColl who wrote 'The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face' amongst others).  One time wife of Steve Lillywhite (who produced Frida's 1984 album 'Shine'). Co-wrote tracks on Frida's 'Shine' album 'Chemistry Tonight', 'The Face', 'One Little Lie' and 'That's Tough' and sang backing vocals. Died 18 December 2000.

KALLE MORAEUS Member of Orsa Spelmän. Recorded solo album 1991 featuring song 'Beatrice' written by Björn & Benny, produced by Michael B. Tretow.

GERD MÜLLER-SCHWANKE Wrote German lyrics for 'Waterloo' 1974.

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NASHVILLE TRAIN Swedish group featuring Hasse Rosén, Roger Palm, Rutger Gunnarsson, Lasse Westmann, Kjell Öhman. Recorded the 'tribute' LP ABBA In Our Way (aka ABBA Our Way) 1976, and the instrumental 'Please Change Your Mind' for ABBA - The Movie 1977. Several members were regular players on ABBA's recordings.

ANDERS NEGLIN Swedish composer, producer. Transcribed ABBA's songs for the musical Mamma Mia!. Co-produced Agnetha's CD My Colouring Book 2004.

JOSEFIN NILSSON Singer. Member of Ainbusk Singers. Recorded CD Shapes, produced by Björn & Benny 1993.

NANNE (see NANNE GRÖNVALL)

NANNE NORDQVIST (see NANNE GRÖNVALL)

BO NORLING Tour Manager 1977 tour.

CHARLIE NORMAN Swedish jazz pianist, singer. Frida performed in his cabaret shows in the late 1960s.

THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Name under which Hootenanny Singers released records in the UK and USA.

MICKE MYQVIST Swedish actor. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

MATS NÖRKLIT Brother of Mona Nörklit. Wrote lyrics for Benny’s song ‘Efter regnet’ 1987.

MONA NÖRKLIT TV producer. Second wife of Benny, married 3 December 1982. Mother of Ludvig Andersson. Subject of Benny’s solo song ‘Födelsdagsvals till Mona’.

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HELÉNE ODEDAL (also known as HELÉN) (née GRÖNVALL) Daughter of Benny and Christina Grönvall. Born 25 June 1965.

ANDREW OLDHAM (also known as ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM) British group manager. Co-wrote the book ABBA The Name Of The Game 1995. One time manager of The Rolling Stones and Marianne Faithfull.

TOM OLIVER British born Australian actor. Played bodyguard, plus small roles as bartender and taxidriver, in ABBA - The Movie 1977. Famous for roles in the Australian television programmes Number 96 and Neighbours.

ONE MORE TIME Swedish group featuring. Peter Grönvall, Nanne Grönvall, Maria Rådsten, Therese Löf.

ORSA SPELMÄN Swedish folk group from Orsa, Sweden, featuring Leif Göras, Nicke Göthe, Kalle Moraeus, Olle Moraeus, Perra Moraeus. Played on Benny’s solo albums 1987 - 2001, CD Kristina från Duvemåla 1996, B & B Concerts 1998/99. Recorded several albums produced by Benny 1988 - 1998.

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ELAINE PAIGE (née ELAINE BICKERSTAFF) British singer. Performed in ABBACADABRA - A Musical Adventure in London 1983. Sang the role of Florence on LP Chess 1984, performed the same role on stage in London 1986.

CARL MAGNUS PALM Swedish writer. Wrote the acclaimed books ABBA The Complete Recording Sessions 1994, ABBA Människorna och musiken 1996, Från ABBA till Mamma Mia!/From ABBA To Mamma Mia! 1999/2000, Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of ABBA 2001/2018/2014, ABBA the Complete Guide to their Music 2005, ABBA - The Story 2008. plus booklet notes for Thank You For The Music box set 1994, Agnetha and Frida compilations 1996 - 1997, many ABBA and related CDs and DVDs released since 1999, B & B concerts programme 1999, and biographer/news editor for ABBA | The official site.

ROGER PALM Drums 1973 - 1977. Played on LPs Ring Ring, ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album. Also member of Nashville Train.

BENGT PALMERS Swedish producer, musician. Part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional fim crowd scenes. Arranger on Frida's LP Frida 1971. Producer on Hep Stars recordings circa 1968/69.

ARNOLD PASEIRO US Bass guitar. Played on ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

CHRISTOPHER PATRICK Australian author of the book ABBA - Let The Music Speak 2008.

PHILIP PAUL British journalist. Editor of the ABBA Magazine 1977 - 1978.

BRITT-MARIE PERSSON Costume designer. Designed costumes for ABBA 1973.

RUNE PERSSON Engineer at Metronome Studios. Assistant engineer on LP Ring Ring 1973. Engineered some Hootenanny Singers recordings, possible pre-ABBA recordings by Agnetha and Frida.

PETER’S POP SQUAD Swedish group featuring Peter Grönvall.

JEAN-MARIE POTIEZ French writer. Author of ABBA: The Book 2000, ABBA - La Légende 2001, ABBA: The Scrapbook 2008, ABBA: Une légende nordique 2010, ABBA, Les Coulisses du Succès (2014), co-author of A Tribute To Frida 2005.

HALLDOR PÁLSSON (also known as HALLDÓR PÅLSSON) Icelandic musician. Played tenor saxophone on LP Voulez-Vous 1979

HALLDÓR PÅLSSON (see HALLDOR PÁLSSON).

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DENIS QUILLEY British actor, singer. Sang the role of Molokov on LP Chess 1984. Died 5 October 2003.

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NINA RASMUSSEN Swedish writer. Wrote the book ABBA 1993.

RATATA Swedish group featuring Mauro Scocco & Johan Ekelund. Recorded singles ‘Så länge vi har varann’ and ‘As Long As I Have You’ with Frida 1987.

RAPHAEL RAVENSCROFT Played saxophone on the final mix of ‘Just Like That’ 1982. Released one record on Polar. Famous for playing on the Gerry Rafferty song 'Baker Street' 1976. Died October 2014.

THE REAL GROUP Swedish a cappella singing group. Performed and recorded 'Dancing Queen' with Frida 1993/94.

RENDEZ-VOUS Swedish group 1983 - 1984 featuring Hans Fredriksson and Peter Grönvall. Worked with Frida on demo recordings 1983.

HEINRICH RUZZO REUSS VON PLAUEN (known as RUZZO) German prince, golf course architect. Born Sweden 24 May 1950. Third husband of Frida, married 26 August 1992. Died 29 October 1999.

RUZZO REUSS (see HEINRICH RUZZO REUSS VON PLAUEN)

SIR TIM RICE British lyricist. Wrote (or co-wrote) lyrics for Chess with Björn & Benny, 1983/84.

JAN RISBERG Played oboe on LP Voulez-Vous 1979.

B.A. ROBERTSON (né BRIAN ALEXANDER ROBERTSON) British singer. Recorded single ‘Time’ with Frida 1983. Performed In ABBACADABRA - A Musical Adventure in London 1983.

MATS RONANDER Swedish singer, guitarist. Played guitars Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981. Recorded cover version of ‘On And On And On’ for CD ABBA - The Tribute 1992.

ROXETTE Swedish group featuring Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson. Rumoured to have performed 'Money, Money, Money' on stage in Zurich, Switzerland in 1992, though this appears to have actually been an impromptu backstage singalong.

SARA RUSSELL (née Barnes) British author of the book The ABBA Guide to Stockholm 2010.

GUDRUN RYSTEDT (see GUDRUN ANDERSON)

SVEN-ERIK RYTTERMALM (né Sven-Erik Ulvaeus) Half-brother of Björn.

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PER SAHLBERG Played bass guitar on song ‘Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)’ 1973.

OWE SANDSTRÖM Costume designer. Created most of ABBA’s memorable stage costumes 1974 - 1980.

JANNE SCHAFFER Swedish jazz/rock guitarist. Played guitar 1972 - 1982 on LPs Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, 1982 sessions.

LEIF SCHULMAN Swedish journalist, author of the books Succé på världs-scenen: Agnetha, Björn, Benny & Annifrid 1979 and ABBA in America 2010.

ROBERT SCOTT Author of the book ABBA - Thank You For The Music - The Stories Behind The Songs 2003.

NEIL SEDAKA US singer, songwriter. Co-wrote English lyrics for ‘Ring Ring’ with Phil Cody 1973.

MIA SEGOLSON Production coordinator for ABBA re-releases from Universal Music Sweden from 2002.

SIMON SHERIDAN British author of the book The Complete ABBA 2009.

FINN SJÖBERG Swedish musician - guitars 1974 - 1977. Played on LP ABBA, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977.

HELEN SJÖHOLM Swedish singer. Played the role of Kristina in Kristina från Duvemåla on stage 1995 - 1999 and CD 1996. Performed at B & B concerts 1998/99. Vocalist with Benny Anderssons Orkester (BAO) / Benny Andersson Band since 2001.

BJÖRN SKIFS Swedish singer. Recorded duet 'Med varann' with Frida 1975. Sang the role of The Arbiter on LP Chess 1984. Also part of crowd on Super Trouper album cover and in promotional film crowd scenes. Internationally known as member of Blue Swede, first Swedish group to have a number 1 hit in the USA with 'Hooked On A Feeling' 1974.

SMOKIE British singing group featuring Chris Norman, Alan Silson, Terry Uttley. Sang backing vocals on Agnetha’s LP Wrap Your Arms Around Me 1983.

TOMAS SONNENFELD Swedish surgeon. Second husband of Agnetha Fältskog, married December 1990, divorced 1993.

SOUND OF MUSIC Swedish group featuring Peter Grönvall.

JOHN SPALDING British businessman. International vice president Polar Music International AB. Head of Bocu Music UK. Died 1 October 2011.

RON SPAULDING Album designer LP Waterloo 1974, ABBA 1975.

JOHAN STENGÅRD Swedish musician. Played tenor saxophone on LP Voulez-Vous 1979.

ERIC STEWART British singer, songwriter, producer, member of group 10cc. Produced Agnetha’s LP Eyes Of A Woman 1985.

DAN STRÖMKVIST Swedish producer. Co-produced Agnetha's CD My Colouring Book 2004.

BENGT SUNDBERG Played french horn 1979.

ÅKE SUNDQVIST Swedish musician - percussion 1979 - 1982. Played on LPs Super Trouper, The Visitors, 1982 sessions, Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981.

KJELL SUNDVALL Swedish film director. With cameraman Kjell-Åke Andersson directed promotional films 'The Day Before You Came' and 'Under Attack' 1982. Worked on Agnetha's television special A for Agnetha 1985.

INGER SVENNEKE Swedish designer. Created the ‘Waterloo’ costumes 1974.

SVENNE & LOTTA Swedish group featuring husband and wife duo Svenne Hedlund and Lotta Hedlund (né Charlotte Walker). Recorded one album and other recordings produced (with some songs written) by Björn & Benny early to mid 1970s.

PER SVENSSON Swedish actor. Appeared in The Last Video 2004.

RUNE SÖDERQVIST Art director, illustrator 1975 - 1986. Designed covers for LPs Frida ensam, Greatest Hits, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Greatest Hits Vol. 2, Gracias Por La Música, Super Trouper, The Visitors, ABBA - The Singles - The First Ten Years, ABBA Live, most ABBA single sleeves starting with ‘Fernando’, set design for Tour or North America & Europe 1979, Japan 1980. Creator of the ABBA logo. Born 1935, died August 2014.

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GRAHAM TAINTON Choreographer. Created dance routines with Agnetha and Frida 1974 - 1979.

SCHEILAN 'SAM' TAYLOR US producer. Present during recording of ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami. LP Voulez-Vous.

GEORGE TERRY US Guitar. Played on ‘Voulez-Vous’ in Miami 1979.

THE THREE BOYS Björn Ulvaeus, Lasse Wellander and Rutger Gunnarsson. Played mandolins on ‘One Of Us’ 1981, CD Kristina från Duvemåla 1996.

JOHN TOBLER British journalist. ABBA's UK press officer 1974 - 1975. Wrote the books ABBA For The Record 1980, ABBA Gold - The Complete Story 1993, ABBA On The Record Uncensored 2011, notes for various ABBA CDs 1992 - 1999.

FRÉDÉRIC TONNEN Co-author of the books ABBA On Speaking Terms 2002, ABBA: Ihre ganze Geschichte 2005, ABBA - The Inner Circle Interviews 2010.

MICHAEL B. TRETOW (also known as MICKE) Recording engineer. Engineered all of ABBA’s recordings. Also engineered some pre-ABBA recordings for Björn and Hootenanny Singers, Agnetha and Frida, plus those for Chess and some solo albums by Agnetha, Frida and Benny 1980 - 1987, co-produced Agnetha & Linda's LP Nu tandas tusen juleljus 1980, Agnetha & Christian's LP Kom följ med i vår karusell with Agnetha 1987. Recorded several albums, some featuring ABBA members. Recorded cover version of ‘Honey, Honey’ with daughter Sofia Tretow 1991.

MICKE TRETOW (see MICHAEL B. TRETOW)

SOFIA TRETOW Daughter of Michael B. Tretow. Sang duet 'Min namn är Blom' with Christian Ulvaeus on LP Kom följ med i vår karusell 1987. Sang on cover version of ‘Honey, Honey’ recorded with her father 1991. Sang backing vocals on Agnetha's CD My Colouring Book 2004.

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AINA ULVAEUS (née Bengtsson) Wife of Gunnar Ulvaeus, mother of Björn and Eva Ulvaeus.

ANNA ULVAEUS Daughter of Björn Ulvaeus and Lena Ulvaeus. Born 1 May 1986.

BJÖRN KRISTIAN ULVAEUS (sometimes spelt ULVÆUS) Guitar, vocals, songwriter, lyricist, producer. Born Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden 25 April 1945. Married Agnetha Fältskog 6 July 1971. Divorced 1979. Married Lena Källersjö 5 January 1981. Father of Linda and Christian Ulvaeus (with Agnetha), Emma and Anna Ulvaeus (with Lena).

CHRISTIAN PETER ULVAEUS (see PETER CHRISTIAN ULVAEUS)

ELIN LINDA ULVAEUS (see LINDA ELIN ULVAEUS)

EMMA ULVAEUS Daughter of Björn and Lena Ulvaeus. Born 3 January 1982.

EVA ULVAEUS Daughter of Gunnar and Aina Ulvaeus. Sister of Björn. Born 1948.

GUNNAR ULVAEUS (né Andersson) Husband of Aina Ulvaeus, father of Björn and Eva Ulvaeus.

LENA ULVAEUS (née Källersjö) Second wife of Björn, married 5 January 1981. Mother of Emma and Anna Ulvaeus.

LINDA ELIN ULVAEUS Daughter of Björn and Agnetha. Born Stockholm, Sweden 23 February 1973. Married to Jens Ekengren. Mother of Tilda Ekengren Ulvaeus. Appeared on stage with ABBA in some concerts during 1979 tour during choir section of 'I Have A Dream'. Recorded LP Nu tandas tusen juleljus with Agnetha 1980. Actress, singer. Performed in Kristina från Duvemåla 1995 - 1999. Sang backing vocals on Agnetha's CD My Colouring Book 2004.

PETER CHRISTIAN ULVAEUS (Known as Christian). Son of Björn and Agnetha. Born Stockholm, Sweden 4 December 1977. Recorded LP Kom följ med i vår karusell with Agnetha 1987.

SVEN-ERIK ULVAEUS (see SVEN-ERIK RYTTERMALM)

U2 Irish group. Performed Dancing Queen at Globen, Stockholm joined by Björn & Benny 1992.

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ROBERT VERBEEK Dutch author of the book ABBA & Me 2008.

ELISABTH VINCENTELLI French-born American journalist. Author of the books Abba's Abba Gold 2004, ABBA Treasures 2010, CD liner notes ABBA Gold Special Edition CD/DVD 2010.

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SVEN-OLOF WALLDOFF Swedish orchestra leader. Born Lerbeck ,Sweden 2 May 1929. Wrote string arrangements and conducted orchestra for many pre-ABBA Agnetha recordings 1968 - 1974. Wrote string arrangements 1973 - 1976 for LPs Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival. Dressed as Napoleon for the performances of ‘Waterloo’ for the Swedish Eurovision heat and the Eurovision Song Contest 1974. Died Göteborg, Sweden 7 June 2011.

CHARLOTTE WALKER (see LOTTA HEDLUND)

MIKE WATSON British-born musician, based in Sweden - bass guitar 1972 - 1981. Played on LPs Ring Ring, ABBA, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, sessions for The Visitors May 1981. It is Mike who is dressed as Napoleon on the cover of LP Waterloo 1974.

CLAIR WELCH British author of the book The Little Book Of ABBA, aka ABBA & Mamma Mia 2007.

LASSE WELLANDER Swedish musician - guitars 1974 - 1982. Played on LPs ABBA, Arrival, ABBA - The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper, The Visitors, 1982 sessions, Tour of Europe & Australia 1977, Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981, LP Chess 1984, Chess In Concert 1984 and 1994, Josefin Nilsson CD Shapes 1993.

GUNN WENNBERG Played french horn 1979.

THE WEST BAY SINGERS Swedish folk group featuring Björn, Johan Karlberg, Tony Roth, Hansi Schwartz. Formed 1961. Changed name to Hootenanny Singers 1963.

PETER WIKING Art director for LP Ring Ring 1973.

KATJEK WOJCIECHOWSKI Polish musician - tenor saxophone 1979 - 1980. Played on LPs Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper.

BIRGITTA WOLLGÅRD Swedish singer, Polar recording artist. Sang backing vocals on Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980. Recorded Swedish versions of 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do' and ' Why Did It Have To Be Me'.

SUSSIE WÄGEBORG Ran Swedish ABBA Fan Club out of Polar Music's office. Died January 1978.

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DIETER ZIMMERMANN German songwriter, producer. Born 1943. Former fiancé of Agnetha. Produced German recordings for Agnetha 1968 - 1969. Died 1978.

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BRITA ÅHMAN Swedish journalist. Co-wrote Agnetha’s autobiography Som jag är 1996, As I Am 1997.

CALLE ÅSTRAND (see CARL ÅSTRAND)

CARL ÅSTRAND (also known as CALLE ÅSTRAND) Swedish film director and writer. Directed and wrote The Last Video 2004.

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LISA ÖHMAN (see LIZA ÖHMAN)

LIZA ÖHMAN (also known as LISA ÖHMAN) Singer. Sang backing vocals Tour of North America & Europe 1979, Tour of Japan 1980, Dick Cavett Meets ABBA TV special 1981, LP Chess 1984.

CHRISTINA ÖSTERMAN (né GRÖNVALL) Former fiancée of Benny 1960s. Mother of Peter and Heléne Grönvall.

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