ABBA foursome reunite for Mamma Mia premiere but kept well apart

July 5th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 5 (ANI): All the members of supergroup ABBA got together in public for the first time in 22 years at the Swedish premiere of the film Mamma Mia! but kept well apart.

Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni-Frid Lyngstad known as Frida and Agnetha Faltskog walked down the red carpet at a Stockholm movie theatre on July 4 to the cheers of several thousand fans.

Lyngstad, 62, and Faltskog, 58, hugged at the premiere of the film version of the musical Mamma Mia!

But Anni-Frids former hubby Benny Andersson, 61, and Agnethas ex Bjorn Ulvaes, 63, stood at either end of a balcony as the four lined up in Stockholm with the movies stars Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth, reports The Sun.

The movie follows “Mamma Mia!” the musical, which toured worldwide and features 22 ABBA songs, including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.”

The foursome, who shot to fame when they won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, last performed together in public in 1986, although there were reports they sang together at a private birthday party for a friend in 1999. (ANI)

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