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.