The place: Brighton. The date: 6 April 1974. The occasion: the Eurovision Song Contest. ABBA won with Waterloo and changed pop music for ever. Guided by shrewd manager Stig Anderson, the group – Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid – went on to dominate charts worldwide with string of classy, unforgettable hits, from Mamma Mia to Knowing Me, Knowing You, from Dancing Queen to Super Trouper. Abba’s boy-girl chemistry and irresistibly catchy music took them to towering heights of fame and fortune before the pressures took their tool and the band split in 1982. But the memories and music lived on. Songwriters Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus continued to work together and their genius inspired the stage and screen musical Mamma Mia! This affectionate little book relates the story of a muchloved musical phenomenon from the humble beginnings to worldwide success – and the ever-present rumours of a band reunion and a Mamma Mia! film sequel.