PUBLISHED: 11:04, Wed, Sep 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:05, Wed, Sep 2, 2020
ABBA had four members who were close both on stage and off. The group was made up of two marriages, and sadly when things went sour in the love lives, their stage time was limited. After their split, many super fans were keen to find out what their icons were doing.
Before the official forming of the band, Agnetha Fältskog, one of the singers, married Björn Ulvaeus in 1971, while in 1978, Anni-Frid Lyngstad married Benny Andersson, with whom she had been in a relationship since 1969.
These relationships brought the band together at the start, and lasted pretty much throughout the entirety of the band’s success.
However, things soon turned sour, and the band struggled to continue to create while there were difficulties and splits in their marriages.
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ABBA - what have the members done since they split? (Image: Getty)
Björn once said of the songwriting process during that time: “I think I wrote ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ before the divorce.
“In many ways, Agnetha and my divorce was an amicable one, we just grew apart and decided let’s split up.
“Benny and Frida’s was a little more difficult. It was not a happy time but still very creative.”
The song The Winner Takes It All, however, was about their divorce, and Agnetha sang the song.
Agnetha talked about it in an interview with You magazine, saying: “Björn wrote it about us after the breakdown of our marriage.
Abba during their career (Image: Getty)
“The fact he wrote it exactly when we divorced is touching really. I didn’t mind.
“It was fantastic to do that song because I could put in such feeling.
“I didn’t mind sharing it with the public. It didn’t feel wrong. There is so much in that song.
“It was a mixture of what I felt and what Björn felt but also what Benny and Frida