Over thirty years since their triumphant victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Waterloo' in 1974, ABBA's unfailing popularity remains. From dancefloor classics like 'Dancing Queen' and 'Mamma Mia' to ballads like 'The Winner Takes It All' ABBA's musical legacy endures and their songs have been covered or sampled by many artists from U2 to Madonna. Fully illustrated throughout with unique photographs and rare memorabilia, "ABBA The Scrapbook" gives a complete history of one of the best-loved pop groups of all time: including their early days in Sweden; the relationships within the band; the excitement of Eurovision victory; the outrageous 1970s fashion and style of ABBA; "ABBA The Movie"; the eventual break-up of the group; and the legacy of ABBA including the hugely successful "Mamma Mia!" stage musical and the forthcoming film. This visual biography charts the amazing story of how ABBA conquered the world!
Jean-Marie Potiez is a music journalist and ABBA expert. In 1994 he conceived and co-directed the television documentary Thank You ABBA, distributed worldwide by Polygram.