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Happy Birthday Bjorn Ulvaeus (Abba)!

Björn Kristian Ulvaeus of Abba fame turns 66 today! 

He now looks like this btw. Rahawr!

Aah the things stubble does for mankind. You remember him from ’em Abba videos, don’t you? Look out for serious guy on the left. He will be the one rocking the shaggy 70s look with a deadpan expression. Like a boss.

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Their frowns must not leave you worried & tense,
And so with a little history I shall commence!

He started out with a Swedish folk-schlager band Hootenanny Singers (spot a very young Björn here; at 1:21!)

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They in fact had a very successful stint (with a devoted Scandinivian fan following et al) and made it big on Swedish charts. During this time was when Björn met Benny, the other B in Abba & it was only a matter of time before Anni-Frid & Agnetha joined in to create ABBA!

Björn married fellow Abba member Agnetha Fältskog in 1971 but the two separated a few years after. He went on to settle down with music journalist Lena Kallersjö.

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Obligatory mushy YT video 

The man’s been busy with an IT business he co-founded with his brother & also NoteHeads, a Swedish company which publishes the music notation program, Igor Engraver.

Recently though, he revealed that he was encountering severe memory loss problems & required photos & even hypnotism to trigger memories of landmarks in his life. However, in 2009 he wrote off his own admission as hulabaloo.

Well, celebrities & their talk aren’t worth much contention. All I can say is that THIS video would have certainly triggered memories of the erm adventuruous sartotial choies of the 70s. Give it a watch!

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