ABBA getting dedicated museum

ABBA getting dedicated museum

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Bjorn Kristian Ulvaeus, a former member of the Swedish music group ABBA, attends a press conference on October 3, 2012 in Stockholm about the new ABBA Museum, set to open next year in Stockholm. ABBA's collected works will be showcased in a contemporary, interactive setting at Swedish Hall of Fame, a new exhibit venue located at Djurgarden, Stockholm. AFP PHOTO/JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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Posted on October 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A traveling ABBA exhibit is to get a permanent home in a new museum dedicated mostly to the Swedish quartet that has sold nearly 400 million records since its heyday in the 1970s.

Former band member Bjoern Ulvaeus said Wednesday that “ABBA The Museum” will be part of a Swedish music hall of fame to be inaugurated in Stockholm next spring.

The museum will feature some of the band’s glitzy stage costumes, instruments and other mementos that were displayed in the ABBAWORLD exhibition that toured Europe and Australia in 2009-2011.

Ulvaeus said he hoped all four former ABBA members would attend the opening, but ruled out any chance of a stage comeback: “We are the only group of that status that has never been reunited. I think that is cool.”

 

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