All four members of Abba reunited on stage as Bj├Ârn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson celebrated 50 years together as friends and musicians by throwing a private party in Stockholm Sunday night.

50 years ago, on June 5 1966, Bj├Ârn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson met for the very first time. The beginning of a friendship and collaboration that has come to enrich and heavily influence Swedish music history over the course of the past five decades, as well as the reason for a private party at Berns Salonger in downtown Stockholm. Some of Swedens most well known artists and musicians, including fellow Abba Members Agnetha F├Ąltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstand, gathered at 6.15pm and kept the party going until well after midnight.

 

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Anni-Frid Lyngstad describes the celebration of Ulvaeus and Andersson as an emotional night.ÔÇô It was absolutely amazing. A lot of emotions. We’ve made this journey throughout our history. Benny and Bj├Ârn in particular. Its been very nostalgic. Also joining the former members of Abba on the guest list were fellow musicians, actors and celebrities including Peter J├Âback, Lasse Berghagen, Bj├Ârn Skifs, Pernilla Wahlgren, Lena Philipsson, Kristina Lugn, Jerry Williams, Niklas Str├Âmstedt, Helen Sj├Âholm, Tommy K├Ârberg and Thomas and Marie Ledin. Lill-Babs was also in attendance.

 

N├Ąr Bj├Ârn & Benny firar sitt 50-├ąriga samarbete blir den naturligtvis en v├Ąldigt speciell kv├Ąll.

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Claes af Geijerstam hosted the party and had personally put together a video retelling the careers of Bj├Ârn and Benny, highlighting key moments such as winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo.