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Andersson, Göran Bror Benny (Anderssen, Benny)

Born: 1946 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Swedish
Categories: Singer


1946 - Born on December 16th in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish musician, singer, songwriter, and writer of musicals. Member of the singing group, ABBA.

1961 - He left school at the age of fifteen and began to perform at youth clubs.

         - He joined a local group called Elverkets Spelmanslag.

1964 - He became the keyboard player of a rock 'n roll group called the Hep Stars.

1965 - Benny started to write his first own material for the band.

1966 - While touring with the Hep Stars, he met Björn Ulvaeus. Benny and Björn started composing together, and teamed up eventually.

1969 - The lead singer of the Hep Stars, Svenne Hedlund, his girlfriend Charlotte Walker and Benny decided to work together, but separately from the other Hep Stars members.

1978 - Married to fellow bandmember, Anni-Frid Lyngstad on October 6th.

         - Together with Björn Ulvaeus and Björn's wife Agnetha Fältskog the couple would form one of the most famous popgroups in music history: ABBA.

1981 - He and Frida divorced and also ABBA gradually disbanded.

         - Benny became more and more interested in music that extended beyond the confines of ABBA.

         - Married to Mona Nörklit.

1985 - Benny established his own record company Mono Music, that has its offices on the island of Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm.


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