6/10/13

Foxy Ladies #23: Agnetha and Frida


Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - the babes of ABBA.  What's to say that's not already been said? They could sing, they were super hot, and they were from Sweden!  That's all you really need to know. Their glam outfits made them super-heroines of sorts, and their sound was like a Twinkie sprinkled with pixie dust (that's the only way I can describe it).

Indeed, the seventies were littered with stone cold foxes with microphones, but Agnetha and Frida take the cake - (followed closely by Debbie Harry). And, please, no arguing as to who's hotter.  Agnetha and Frida are a package deal.  Sure, Agnetha has more of the traditional good looks you'd expect out of Scandinavia; but Frida was nothing to sneeze at either.  She had that sort of twinkle in her eye - she seemed to be having more fun than anyone on stage, and I'm sure was the wild child of the bunch..... at least that's the fantasy I've created in my head over the past thirty-odd years.

Anyway, I hesitated to do an ABBA related post considering the interwebs are cluttered with enough ABBA pics to wallpaper the planet. Finally, I relented, but tried to throw in some that maybe aren't quite as ubiquitous. So, enjoy.




ABBA had a wardrobe theme that accompanied each tour - my favorite being the animal print micro-miniskirts. Let's kick things off with those...








I found it interesting to learn that ABBA pioneered music videos out of necessity.  They were popular around the planet, and obviously couldn't go everywhere they were wanted.  Plus, Agnetha didn't like flying and wanted to be with her children.  The band's manager found that a video of the group served them well as a substitute when the group couldn't make it to a particular locale.  










































16 comments:

  1. I'm OK with a package deal.

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  2. Magic KennyJune 10, 2013

    Good Lord - how do you say "Female AND male camel toe" in Swedish?

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    1. AnonymousJune 10, 2013

      Kåmel töe och Møøsenknückkel

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    2. And they say this isn't an educational site.

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  3. That cover of Hitkrant; about to make some Swedish pancakes?

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  4. HITKRANT! With a poster of Golden Earring!

    :::runs to eBay:::

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  5. The pic with Agnetha with the dolls - freaking me out man, but in a good way!

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  6. I must agree that you have great taste when it comes to 70s women.
    It is interesting to see how much Frida changed over the decade. Much more so than Agnetha. In fact, in the early shots, for a while, I thought it was another girl. That Frida was the "Ringo" of the group. SO to speak.

    Great post and a LOT of original pictures I had not seen. An I am an ABBA Fan.

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  7. AnonymousJune 13, 2013

    Anyone also think Agnetha resembled actress Suzanne Somers?

    The grey snakeskin and red-and-silver combo (pics 21 - 26) are from the Ring Ring video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL0EoXdpOqg

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  8. NICO. She was the void.

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  9. Sanitation the QuizmakerJune 30, 2013

    I always liked ABBA but now I think I LOVE ABBA ! Thanks Gilligan !

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  10. Angelic voices
    Angelic bodies

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  11. AnonymousJune 17, 2014

    I would like to remind everyone that Bjorn and Bennie got TIRED of putting up with Ana-Frid and Agnetha.

    There. I've said it.

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  12. Maybe Björn and Benny got tired of Agnetha and Frida, but I am quite sure that both girls had no problem finding new lovers. Especially the blonde Agnetha with that fine body. Was voted rear of the year in 1977.

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  13. Mighty fine looking lasses. Should be remembered that Frida was a few years older than Agnetha. She was a stunner in the '60's too.

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  14. They were top notch for sure. Some great pics there but maybe to many with Frida with the curly perm. She had straight hair for most of the ABBA years including 1973 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEbZqnC2oN4 and that great flame haired look in 1977 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr0Pg_z_NI8

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