Friday, 10 January 2014
ABBA celebrate 40th anniversary of Eurovision win
It’s official, 2014 is the year of ABBA! The reason: On 6 April it will be exactly 40 years since the band won the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton, England and became a part of music history. Music-news.com reports that the Universal Music Group plans on rolling out a year of celebrations for ABBA with numerous reissues, bonus tracks and activities. ABBA won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their song 'Waterloo'. The impact of broadcast of the song made 'Waterloo' an international hit reaching number one across Europe in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland. 'Waterloo' also reached no. 1 in South Africa, no. 4 in Australia and no. 6 in the USA. 'Waterloo' was the first single and title track off ABBA's second album. It was also the first Abba release to use the Abba name. Abba's first album 'Ring Ring' was credited as Björn, Benny, Agnetha, Frida. In later years the artist name was changed to ABBA.