Pop icon Abba have performed for the first time in 30 years. The group were celebrating their 50th anniversary in Stockholm, band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson having met on 5 June 1966, forming a friendship that would one day lead to the group’s creation.
During the private event they performed the classic hit “You and I”.
Frida said about the reunion, “It was absolutely amazing. A lot of emotions. We’ve made this journey throughout our history. Benny and Björn in particular. Its been very nostalgic.”
The last time all four performed music by ABBA together in public was in 1986.
Ulvaeus was asked just last year if there was any chance of the reunion tour their fans so desperately wanted.
He said: “We took a break in ’82, and it was meant to be a break,” he said. “It’s still a break and will remain so. You’ll never see us onstage again.
“We don’t need the money, for one thing. Usually the reason bands have reunions is that one of them is destitute and the others want to help. Fortunately that has not happened to us.”