Abba stars give first performance together in 30 years
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The four members of Abba have appeared together in Sweden, and surprised fans with an impromptu singalong, the BBC reports.
The stars gathered on Sunday at a private party to celebrate the 50-year partnership between songwriters Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson.
During the gala, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad performed the Abba song The Way Old Friends Do.
Ulvaeus and Andersson joined in at the end of the song, marking the band’s first public performance in 30 years.
Footage of the performance has yet to surface, but images of the quartet have appeared on social media.
Since winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974, Abba have sold almost 400 million albums around the world. Mamma Mia!, the musical based on their hits and produced by Ulvaeus and Andersson, has been seen by more than 50 million people.
During their most successful period, the band survived marriage break-ups between Ulvaeus and Faltskog, and Lyngstad and Andersson, but they finally called it a day in 1983.
Their last public performance came three years later, on the Swedish version of TV show This Is Your Life, which was honouring their manager Stig Anderson.