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ABBA museum to open in Sweden

Former ABBA band member Bjorn Ulvaeus poses for photographers in front of a construction site for the ABBA museum in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct. 3.

Photo: Reuters

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 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, set for April or May, but ruled out any chance of a stage comeback.

The other band members were Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. They started the band as two married couples, consistently topping charts in the English-speaking world after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with “Waterloo.” They continued performing after both couples divorced, but drifted apart in the early 1980s.









1. inaugurate v.

開幕;就職 (kai1 mu4; jiu4 zhi2)

例: The new president will be inaugurated next January.


2. rule out v. phr.

排除 (pai2 chu2)

例: We can’t rule out the possibility of his showing up suddenly.


3. drift apart v. phr.

漸行漸遠 (jian4 xing2 jian4 yuan3)

例: As the years went by, she drifted apart from all her friends.


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