Updated on 5 July 2015

Other projects involving the ABBA members

This page is dedicated to the post-ABBA work of the former members. They have all been involved in all kind of works, from charity concerts to guest appearances on other artists' records. Worth mentioning are also the "secret ABBA appearences" at good friends' birthday parties such as Stig Andersson and Görel Hanser's. Souvenirs from these events are recordings of specially written and performed songs, and these are very much prized amongst ABBA fans these days.

Musicals

The end of ABBA was not the end of Björn and Benny's successful partnership. Just as they were a great team before ABBA, their work after ABBA has been hugely successful. Most notable are the four musicals they have been involved in:

Recordings of the Musicals

All of the musicals have been recorded several times, and the list below is by no means exhaustive.

chess original
The original Chess cast recording
Chess US
The Broadway Chess cast recording
Chess Sweden
Chess På Svenska, the Swedish cast recording
Chess dvd
The DVD of the Swedish Chess production
Kristina
Kristina Från Duvemåla cast recording
Kristina
The Best Of Kristina Från Duvemåla
MM UK cast
Mamma Mia! original UK cast recording
MM Swedish cast
Mamma Mia! Swedish cast recording

 

Read more about the musicals on the Björn Page.

Films

Perhaps the most well-known film featuring a former ABBA member is Raskenstam in which Agnetha plays the young lover of a casanova. Benny has also been involved in several film projects as a writer of original soundtracks; among these are Mio My Mio, a children's movie for which Benny wrote the title theme and performed by the group Gemini, as well as several other Swedish films. There are many films out there featuring ABBA’s music, including Muriel's Wedding and Priscilla - Queen of the Desert.

Benny and his son Ludvig took on a rather successful film project, Circeln, that premiered in Sweden in 2015. Circeln is part of a book trilogy written by Mats Strandberg and Sara Bergmark Elfgren that links teenagehood with magic elements.

Work with other artists

ABBA members have been on stage together with all kinds of artists from U2 to Earth Wind and Fire. Frida has recorded with Marie Fredriksson of Roxette, Italian opera singer Filippa Giordano and Jon Lord of Deep Purple, while Agnetha recorded with Ola Håkansson of Secret Service and with Gary Barlow of Take That.

Björn and Benny have produced work by several other artists - more about these collaborations can be found on the Related Artists page. In any case, if you started counting all the artists who have covered ABBA’s music, you would probably end up with a figure well into the hundreds, with all kinds of genres from opera to metal. There is Madonna, Westlife, Kylie Minogue, Erasure, Bananarama, Mike Oldfield, Army of Lovers, Steps, Culture Club, The Corrs, Pandora, Alcazar – just to mention a few.

Further details can also be found on the pages that relate to the individual ABBA members.

Miscellaneous
A few especially notable collaborations

Most of these CDs and DVDs mentioned can still be purchased from the ABBA Fan Club Shop.