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Björn ULVAEUS




Björn Kristian Ulvaeus, parfois orthographié Ulvæus, (25 avril 1945 à Göteborg, Suède - ) est à la fois guitariste, chanteur, compositeur de chansons, parolier et producteur. Il est surtout connu en tant que membre du groupe suédois ABBA.
Avant de faire partie d'ABBA, il était un membre du groupe folk suédois, Hootenanny Singers. Pendant leur tournée de 1966, ils rencontrent les Hep Stars sur la route et Björn devient rapidement ami avec le pianiste de la formation rock, Benny Andersson. En 1969, lors d'un show télévisé Björn rencontre Agnetha Fältskog, Benny, Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Le guitariste épouse Agnetha Fältskog le 6 juillet 1971 puis divorce en 1979. Il se remarie avec Lena Källersjö le 5 janvier 1981.
Il est le père de Linda et Christian Ulvaeus qu'il a eu avec Agnetha, et de Emma et Anna Ulvaeus (avec son épouse Lena).
Après Abba, Björn Ulvaeus et Benny Andersson n'ont cessé de collaborer sur d'autres projets qu'il s'agisse les comédies musicales comme Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla ou Mamma Mia!. Les deux hommes ont également composé et produit les albums du duo Gemini Gemini (1985) et Geminism (1987) ainsi que l'album de Josefin Nilsson Shapes (1993).
 
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus (25 de abril de 1945 en Gotemburgo, Suecia - ), cantante sueco, integrante del grupo ABBA.
En 1961 empezó a tocar profesionalmente en the West Bay Singers, un grupo de rock. Allí fue donde le descubrió Stig Anderson, el fundador de la productora Polar Music, que renombró la banda como los Hootenanny Singers y los convirtió en un fenómeno de masas adolescente.
Conoció a Benny Andersson en 1966 y su primera canción, Isn't it easy to say, fue un éxito en Suecia.
Se casó el 6 de julio de 1971 con Agnetha Fältskog, con la que tendría dos hijos (Linda y Christian).
Junto con Benny, Agnetha y Frida formó el grupo musical ABBA.
En 1978 se divorcia de Agnetha. Volvió a contraer matrimonio, el 5 de enero de 1981, con Lena Källersjö, con la que tiene otros dos hijos.
Tras la ruptura del grupo, Björn Ulvaeus y Benny Andersson siguieron trabajando juntos, sobre todo en la composición de musicales como Chess (1984), y Mamma Mia! (1999).
 
Björn Kristian Ulvaeus was born in Gothenburg on April 25, 1945. When he was six years old the family moved to the small town of Västervik, and this is where Björn grew up.

In the mid-Fifties 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. In 1963 they entered a talent contest arranged by Swedish radio. This led to discovery by songwriter and publisher Stig Anderson and his partner, Bengt Bernhag. Stig and Bengt had recently started a record company called Polar Music. The band acquired a new name, the Hootenanny Singers, and quickly became one of Sweden’s most popular groups of the Sixties.

In 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’.

Björn recorded a couple of solo singles in the late Sixties, at which point he also started concentrating more on his collaboration with Benny Andersson. In 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. On July 6, 1971, Björn and Agnetha got married.

From 1972 and a decade onwards Björn was occupied by his work with ABBA. In 1983 Björn and Benny started writing the musical Chess with lyricist Tim Rice. A concept album was released in the autumn of 1984, and in May 1986 the musical opened in London’s West End. In 1988 Chess received its Broadway première. A reworked version of the musical opened in Stockholm, Sweden in 2002.
By 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. The musical Kristina från Duvemåla (Kristina From Duvemåla) opened in October 1995. The show ran for three and a half years at various theatres in the Swedish cities of Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm.

Recently, Björn has involved himself heavily in the staging of Mamma Mia!, a musical based on ABBA songs. The show opened in London, England in April 1999 and has since then been staged in various cities in the world.

 

 

Officials Single

 

Legend for albums support: I do Not Have I Have I Seek


1968 Raring 7"


1968 Fröken Fredricksson 7"



1969 Saknar Du Något Min Kära 7"



1969 Partaj-Aj-Aj 7"

 

 

 

Associates an a Album

1968 Bellman På Vårt Sätt The Hootenanny Singers CD Arrangement
1971 När En Vacker Tanke Blir En Sång Agnetha CD Producer

 

 

 

Officals Songs

Det Kommer En Vår Agnetha+Björn 1969 Singer
Fröken Fredricksson 1968 Singer
Gomt Är Inte Glomt 1968 Singer
Kvinnan I Mit Liv 1968 Singer
Partaj Aj-Aj 1968 Singer
Raring 1968 Singer
Saknar Du Något Min Kära 1968 Singer
Så Här Börjar Kärlek Agnetha+Björn 1970 Singer / Producer
Vill Du Ha En Van 1968 Singer
Vår Egan Sång 1968 Singer

 

 

 

Others Songs

Finns Det Flickor 1969 Singer
Ja Det Är Varen Agnetha+Björn 1969 Singer
Nu Ska Vi Vara Snälla Agnetha+Björn 1969 Singer

Tanskavalier 1969

Singer
Titta In Min Litta Kajuta 1969 Singer
Värkänslor Agnetha+Björn 1969 Singer

 

 

 

 

Participation to a Song or Video

(Not included the ABBA & Björn & Benny Songs)

Adjö Farväl The Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Aftonkväde The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Angående Ulla Winblads Lustresa Till Första Torpet The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Baby Those Are The Rules The Hootenanny Singers 1966 Autor / Lead Vocal
Björkens Visa The Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Dröm Är Dröm Och Saga Saga Agnetha 1971 Producer
Du Ska Minnas Mig Agnetha 1970 Producer
Du Är Min Man BAO 2005 Autor
Då Finns Du Hos Mig Agnetha 1971 Producer
En Gång Är Ingen Gång Frida 1971 Backing Vocal
En Sång Och En Saga Agnetha 1970 Producer
Finns Det Liv Så Finns Det Hopp The Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Han Gar Fra Mig Birthe KJAER 1977 Autor
Han Lämnar Mig För Att Komma Till Dig Agnetha 1971 Autor / Producer
Here For Your Love Agnetha 1974 Autor
Hjärtats Saga Agnetha 1970 Producer
Här Är Mitt Liv Kicki MORBERG 1979 Autor
I Can See What You Mean Michael 1975 Musician
I Lunden Den Gröna The Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Ingen Vet GOTHLANDS FÅR 1969 Autor
Jag Ska Inte Fälla Några Tårar Agnetha 1971 Producer
Jag Skall Göra Allt Agnetha 1970 Producer
Jag Vet Ett Litet Hotell Agnetha MUNTER 1969 Backing Vocal
Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lycklig Agnetha 1971 Producer
Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het Agnetha 1971 Producer
Klingar Väl Vid Flöjttraver The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Kom Och Sjung En Sång Frida 1972 Backing Vocal
Kungens Vaktparad Agnetha 1971 Autor / Producer
Live On The Love GEMINI 1985 Autor
Marianne Bjorn TIDMAND 1965 Autor
Mental As Anything Berserk WARRIORS 1981 Person
Min Egen Stad Frida 1971 Backing Vocal
Mina Ogon Agnetha 1975 Autor
Mitt Sommarland Agnetha 1971 Autor / Producer
Måltidssång The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor / Arrangement
Många Gånger Än Agnetha 1971 Producer
No Time The HEP STARS 1966 Autor
Nota Bene The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Nya Ord Agnetha 1971 Producer
När Jag Var Fem Agnetha 1970 Producer
Ra-Ta-Ta LILL-BABS 1971 Backing Vocal
Rörande Kortspelet På Klubben The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Som Ett Eko Agnetha 1970 Producer
Sov Gott Min Lilla Vän Agnetha 1970 Producer
Spela Vår Sång Agnetha 1970 Producer
Så Kom Den Där Våren Anna-Lena LÖFGREN 1969 Autor
Sången Föder Dig Tillbaka Agnetha 1971 Producer
Ta Det Bara Med Ro Agnetha 1970 Producer
Till En Och Var Av Systrarna, Men Enkannerligen Ti The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Till Fader Berg Rörande Fiolen The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor / Arrangement
Till Gumman På Thermopolium Boreale Och Hennes Jun The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Till Lokatten The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Tio Mil Kvar Till Korpilombolo Agnetha 1972 Autor
Tänk Va Skönt Agnetha 1970 Producer
Tågen Kan Gå Igen Agnetha 1971 Producer
Varuti Avmålas Ulla Winblads Hemresa Från Hessinge The Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Vi Är Alla Bara Barn I Början Frida 1972 Backing Vocal
Wild About That Girl GEMINI 1987 Autor

 

 

Bootlegs


2007 Björn Singles CD

 

 

Björn Fantasy Remaster Album

 

Björn on Television

 

Björn on Internet

Tribute to Björn Ulvaeus Hompage

 

Björn Connections

ABBA
Agnetha FÄLTSKOG (His wife from 1969 to 1979)
BÖRN & BENNY 
Hootenanny Singers (Group former)
MAMMA MIA (Producer)
THE THREE BOYS (Group former with Lasse Wellander and Rutger Gunnarson)
Christian ULVAEUS (His children)
Linda ULVAEUS (His Children)

 

 


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