ABBA Museum Opening In Sweden
Dancing Queens Get Curated
Sweden's list of contributions to the world includes meatballs, IKEA and Pippi Longstocking. But it's prized possession has always been disco-pop group ABBA, and the country is now honoring the band with its very own museum.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees ABBA will be the subjects of their very own permanent museum exhibition when it opens next year in Stockholm.
"Swedish pop music is an important part of our cultural heritage," said former ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus, who is also co-directing the exhibit. "And ABBA is one of our most well-known brands."
The installation, set inside Sweden's pop music hall of fame, will allow "Dancing Queen" fans to tour memorabilia (like the actual outfits worn by singer Agnetha Fältskog and the rest of the band) and to interact with lifesize holograms of the group.
After winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, ABBA would go to sell over 370 million records worldwide, becoming one of the most successful pop bands of all time.