Thursday, 14 November 2013

Music group 'Abba' considers reunion to celebrate waterloo anniversary

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The group are said to be considering getting back together to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic hit Waterloo being released, with singer Agnetha Faltskog confirming the group have discussed it.

The 63-year-old told German newspaper Weit am Sonntag: "Of course it's something we're thinking about.

"There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way.
 "But I can't say at this point what will come of them."

 The group formed in 1972 and went on to have a string of hits after winning Eurovision with Waterloo, including Dancing Queen, Does Your Mother Know and Mamma Mia, selling an astonishing 380 million records over a 10-year period.

After breaking up in 1982, there have been numerous big money offers for them to reform but the band consistently turned them all down.

Now 63, Agnetha said age was becoming an issue to getting back together.

She added: "I cannot imagine that we would go on stage with crutches."

Abba songwriter Bjorn Ulvaeus - who was once married to Agnetha - has previously ruled out any chance the band would get back together.

He said last year: "We are the only group of that status that has never been reunited. I think that is cool.

"It is a strength for Abba that you remember those young, ambitious, energetic people during the 70s rather than some feeble old folks who feel compelled to get up and play all the time."


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