Currently alive, at 72 years of age.
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1945 – Bjorn Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg in the west of Sweden on April 25th.
1956 – When he was eleven years old he moved to Vastervik, a small town on the east coast.
1957-1959 – Björn fell in love with rock’n’roll and skiffle. By the early Sixties he was a member of a folk group called the West Bay Singers.
1966 – Björn had a chance meeting with Benny Andersson, himself a member of Sweden’s number one pop group, The Hep Stars. They hit it off and wrote their first song together, ’Isn’t It Easy To Say’.
1970 – The pair started releasing records as a duo and also staged a cabaret show together with their fiancées, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
1971 – On July 6th, Björn and Agnetha got married.
1972 – Björn was occupied by his work with ABBA.
1977 – Starred in the film, ABBA: The Movie.
1981 – Married to Lena Källersjö on January 5th.
1983 – Björn and Benny started writing the musical Chess with lyricist Tim Rice.
1984-1986 – A concept album was released and the musical opened in London’s West End.
1988 – Chess received its Broadway première.
1990 – Björn and Benny had decided to write a new musical. This time they wanted to write exclusively in Swedish, and they chose the Emigrants novel series by author Vilhelm Moberg as basis for their work.
1995 – The musical Kristina från Duvemåla (Kristina From Duvemåla) opened in October. The show ran for three and a half years at various theatres in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.