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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"

 

 

Books


Little White Piano The
 Björn Ulvaeus Book 2010

Björn Ulvaeus Der Texter Von ABBA
 
Björn Ulvaeus
 Book 2011

Sagan Om ABBA
 
Björn Ulvaeus

You Are Who You Meet
 
Björn Ulvaeus
 Book 2018

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Songs


Legend for the Songs
Official Bootleg Live or Unknow
1969 2007 Singer
A Complete Interview With ABBA 1976 Singer
A Simple Board Game 1984 Singer
ABBA -The Interview 1999 Singer
ABBA Christmas Party 2015 Singer
ABBA Party In Modern Tate London Björn Ulvaeus+Frida 2014 Singer
ABBA The Treasures Björn Ulvaeus+Ingmarie Hallin Carlton 2014 Singer
About ABBA The Museum 2013 Singer
About The Visfestivalen 50 Anniversary 2016 Singer
About Västervik 2018 Singer
An Audition At The O2 2018 Singer
An Interview With Bjorn 1980 Singer
Andrew Marr Show Interview 2018 Singer
Arrived At Mamma Mia Stockolm 2018 Singer
At Forum De Chaillot 2014 Singer
At The Us Show Better Late Than Never 2018 Singer
Authorities 2006 Singer
B För Björn 1977 Singer
Bbc Interview 2018 Singer
Bbc News Björn Ulvaeus+Frida 2014 Singer
Beatrice Egli Ein Herbsttag In Stockholm 2015 Singer
Berlin Premiere Frida+Björn Ulvaeus 2008 Singer
Best ABBA Song 1982 Singer
Bjorn Interview About Chiquitita 1979 Singer
Bjorn Interview Today Show 2004 Singer
Bjorn Interviewed In Spanish 1981 Singer
Bjorn Introduces 2003 Singer
Bjorn Parle Français 1979 Singer
Björn In Brisbane 2002 Singer
Björn Speak Japanese 1979 Singer
Björn Und Die Wildenten 2012 Singer
Breakfast Time Interview Björn Ulvaeus+Tim Rice 1984 Singer
Britain'S Favourite ABBA Songs 2015 Singer
Bye Bye Sverige 2017 Singer
Cnn Interview 2018 Singer
Come Out And Vote! 2014 Singer
Daar Vraag Je Me Wat 1980 Singer
Det Kommer En Vår Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus 1969 Singer
Divorce 1993 Singer
Dödshjälp Är En Trygghet 2010 Singer
Early Video 2007 Singer
Euromaxx Dossier 2013 Singer
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 Singer
Eurovision Song Contest Receives Prestigious Charlemagne Medal 2016 Singer
Finns Det Flickor 1969 Singer
Frida Parle Français 1979 Singer
Fröken Fredricksson 1968 Singer
Full Speach Gave At The Salesforce Sweden Annual User Conference 2018 Singer
Gomt Är Inte Glomt 1968 Singer
Good Evening Europe! Grand Opening! 2016 Singer
Good Morning Russia 2007 Singer
Görel Hanser On The 2 New ABBA Songs Björn Ulvaeus+Görel Hanser 2018 Singer
Heute Journal 1992 Singer
In Linkoping 2017 Singer
Interview 2018 Singer
Interview & Two Songs Peter Jöback+Björn Ulvaeus 2008 Singer
Interview About Kristina Fran Duvemala 2008 Singer
Interview About Mamma Mia 1999 Singer
Interview About The Visitors 1981 Singer
Interview After Premiere Of Chess In London 1986 Singer
Interview And Horoscopes Björn Ulvaeus+Agnetha Fältskog 1976 Singer
Interview At Itv Daybreak 2014 Singer
Interview Dn.Se 2014 Singer
Interview For Mamma Mia 2005 Singer
Interview In Netwerk 2005 Singer
Interview In Pulse 2005 Singer
Interview No ABBA Back Together 40 Years 2013 Singer
Interview Torgen Schneider Björn Ulvaeus+Frida 2008 Singer
Interview With Björn 2005 Singer
Introduction Chess+Björn Ulvaeus 1989 Singer
Jag Det Är Varen Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus 1969 Singer
Joe Verrast Bjorn Van ABBA 2014 Singer
Kommungranskarna I Västervik 2018 Singer
Kvinnan I Mit Liv 1968 Singer
Leute Heute 2005 Singer
Livet Efter ABBA 2017 Singer
Magic Of Sweden 2017 Singer
Mamma Mia 1999 Singer
Mamma Mia 5th Anniversary On Broadway 2006 Singer
Mamma Mia! 10th Anniversary Celebrations 2009 Singer
Mamma Mia! Before The Premiere In London 1999 Singer
Mamma Mia! The Party In London Björn Ulvaeus+Sandi Toksvig 2018 Singer
Medley Räkna De Lyckliga Stunderna Blott Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus 1969 Singer
Mein Stockholm At Museum Björn Ulvaeus+Liza Marklund 2015 Singer
Miljardsatsning Gör DJurgården Roligare 2017 Singer
Music Industry Remembers George Martin 2016 Singer
Nu Ska Vi Vara Snälla Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus+The Others 1969 Singer
Olds Songs Medley Björn Ulvaeus+Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Singer
On Democracy 2008 Singer
On His Atheism His Views On Religion 2008 Singer
Opening New Salle 2018 Singer
Partaj Aj Aj 1968 Singer
Pop Story Book 2016 Singer
Quizz ABBA 2008 Singer
Raring 1968 Singer
Räkna De Lyckliga Stunderna Blott Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus 1969 Singer
Répond À France Soir 2010 Singer
Saknar Du Något Min Kära 1968 Singer
Sandra Und Das Linke B 2013 Singer
Scandimania 2014 Singer
Skavlan 2016 Singer
Slottsholmen 2018 Singer
Slottsholmen Inauguration 2018 Singer
Sommar 2008 Singer
Sommar 2008 Singer
Sommar Med Bjorn Ulvaeus 2008 Singer
Speech 2018 Singer
Spracht Deutsch 1981 Singer
Stora Annonsördagen 2016 Singer
Så Här Börjar Kärlek Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus 1970 Singer
Så Ska ABBA-Låt Hjälpa Utsatta Flickor I Världen 2014 Singer
Talk About Eurovision 2015 Singer
Talks About His Bad Self Image On Radio 2008 Singer
Tangokavaljeren 1969 Singer
Thank You Speech 2009 Singer
The Economist Interview 2018 Singer
The History Björn Ulvaeus+Michael B. Tretow 1999 Singer
The Influences 1993 Singer
The Magic Of A Song 1993 Singer
The One Show 2018 Singer
The Visitors Interview 2005 Singer
Titta In Min Litta Kajuta 1969 Singer
Tyrol'S Handymen Takes A Chance On Björn 2015 Singer
Under Fredagen Utnämns Björn Ulvaeus Till Hedersdoktor Vid Linnéuni 2015 Singer
Untitled Song 2002 Singer
Vad Blir Resultatet När En Av Världens Mest Kreativa Skolor,... 2018 Singer
Vill Du Ha En Van 1968 Singer
Vrt News Interview 2018 Singer
Värkänslor Agnetha Fältskog+Björn Ulvaeus+The Others 1969 Singer
Vår Egan Sång 1968 Singer
Working Together 1993 Singer
World Congress Of Science & Factual Producers 2016 Singer
X Factor 2 2006 Singer

 

 

 

Alias or Working Title


Legend for the Songs
Official Bootleg Live or Unknow
A Crazy World ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Contemplation ABBA 1972 Lead Vocal
Dance With The Devil ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Didn'T I ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Far Jag Bli Din Tangokavaljer 1969 Singer
Hawaii ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
I Can Do It ABBA 1979 Lead Vocal
Ich Hab Angst ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Ing. Saltet ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Katakusom ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Memory Lane ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
Mountain Top ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Mr Sex ABBA 1973 Lead Vocal
National Sings Out ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
National Song ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
Tanskavalier 1969 Singer

 

 

 

 

Participation to a Song or Video

(Not included the ABBA & Björn & Benny Songs)

Ack, Göta Konungarike Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
Adjö Farväl Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Aftonkväde Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Angeleyes ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Angående Ulla Winblads Lustresa Till Första Torpet Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Another Town, Another Train ABBA 1972 Lead Vocal
Baby ABBA 1998 Lead Vocal
Baby Those Are The Rules Hootenanny Singers 1966 Autor
Berserk Warriors Mental As Anything 1981 Person
Bjorn Message In German ABBA 1981 Autor
Björkens Visa Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Bonnie Ship The Diamond Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Bröllopsvisa Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
Burning My Bridges ABBA 2002 Lead Vocal
Crazy World ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Crying Over You ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Dance ABBA 1973 {(While The Music Still Goes On)} Lead Vocal
Darlin' Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Darling Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Den Dagen Den Sorgen Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Det Kan Ingen Doktor Hjälpa Björn & Benny 1971 Lead Vocal
Det Är Skönt Att Vara Hemma Igen Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Disillusion ABBA 1973 Autor
Disinilah Lex Trio 1979 Autor
Does Your Mother Know ABBA 1979 Lead Vocal
Dröm Är Dröm Och Saga Saga Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Du Dansar Om Sommarn Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor
Du Eller Igen Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Du Ska Minnas Mig Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Där Skall Jag Bo Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Då Finns Du Hos Mig Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Elin Och Herremannen Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
En Gång Är Ingen Gång Frida 1971 Backing Vocal
En Sång Och En Saga Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Fernando ABBA 1975 Lead Vocal
Finns Det Liv Så Finns Det Hopp Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Fåfängans Marknad Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor
Gyllne Morgon Mats Paulson 1973 Musician
Han Gar Fra Mig Birthe Kjaer 1977 Autor
Han Lämnar Mig För Att Komma Till Dig Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Autor
Happy Hawaii ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
He Is Your Brother ABBA 1972 Lead Vocal
Hej Dunkom Så Länge Vi Levo Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
Here For Your Love Agnetha Fältskog 1974 Autor
Hey Liley Liley Lo Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Hjärtats Saga Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Här Är Mitt Liv Kicki Morberg 1979 Autor
I Can See Myself In You Tommy Körberg+Danny Saucedo 2012 Autor
I Can See What You Mean Michael B. Tretow 1975 Musician
I Lost My Heart On The 542 Lonnie Donegan 1969 Autor
I Lunden Den Gröna Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
I'M Still Alive Meredith Braun 2017 Autor
In Thoughts Of You Hootenanny Singers 1966 Autor
Ingen Vet Gothlands Får 1969 Autor
Jag Går Dit Du Går Magnus Carlsson+Sofia Källgren 2018 Autor
Jag Ska Inte Fälla Några Tårar Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Jag Skall Göra Allt Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Jag Vet Ett Litet Hotell Agnetha Munter 1969 Backing Vocal
Jag Vill Att Du Skall Bli Lycklig Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Jungfrun Och Sjömannen Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
Just A Notion ABBA 1978 Lead Vocal
Just The Way That You Are Hootenanny Singers 1966 Autor
Kanske Var Min Kind Lite Het Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Kevin Berry Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
King Kong Song ABBA 1973 Lead Vocal
Klingar Väl Vid Flöjttraver Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Kom Och Sjung En Sång Frida 1972 Backing Vocal
Kungens Vaktparad Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Autor
Körsbär Utan Kärnor Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Live On The Love Gemini 1985 Autor
Ljuva 60-Tal Widén Strand Poppe 2013 Autor
Ljuva Sextital Agnetha Fältskog 1969 Autor
Love Comes, Love Goes Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor
Lycka Björn & Benny 1970 Lead Vocal
Man In The Middle ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Marianne Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Marie-Christina Hootenanny Singers 1967 Arrangement
Min Egen Stad Frida 1971 Backing Vocal
Min Gröna Dal Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Mina Ogon Agnetha Fältskog 1975 Autor
Mitt Sommarland Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Autor
Mrs. O'Grady Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Måltidssång Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Många Gånger Än Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Mårten Gås Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
National Commercial ABBA 1976 Lead Vocal
No Time Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Nota Bene Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Nya Ord Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
När Jag Var Fem Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Oublie Le Temps Julietta 1967 Autor
Rock Me ABBA 1974 Lead Vocal
Rock'N'Roll Band Björn & Benny 1972 Lead Vocal
Rose Marie Hootenanny Singers 1970 Arrangement
Rörande Kortspelet På Klubben Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
S'Il Fallait Ne Plus Chanter Jack Laurent 1965 Autor
Se Oli Silloin Ljuva Sextital Carola 2011 Autor
Sitting In The Palmtree ABBA 1973 Lead Vocal
Som Ett Eko Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Sov Gott Min Lilla Vän Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Spanish Is The Loving Tongue Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Spechám Václav Neckár 2014 Autor
Spela Vår Sång Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Så Kom Den Där Våren Anna-Lena Löfgren 1969 Autor
Sång Och Musik Hootenanny Singers 1967 Autor
Sången Föder Dig Tillbaka Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Ta Det Bara Med Ro Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
This Little Light Of Mine Hootenanny Singers 1964 Autor
Till En Och Var Av Systrarna, Men Enkannerligen Ti Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Till Fader Berg Rörande Fiolen Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Till Gumman På Thermopolium Boreale Och Hennes Jun Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Till Lokatten Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Time To Move Along Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Tio Mil Kvar Till Korpilombolo Agnetha Fältskog 1972 Autor
Two For The Price Of One ABBA 1981 Lead Vocal
Tänk Va Skönt Agnetha Fältskog 1970 Producer
Tågen Kan Gå Igen Agnetha Fältskog 1971 Producer
Varuti Avmålas Ulla Winblads Hemresa Från Hessinge Hootenanny Singers 1968 Arrangement
Vi Är Alla Bara Barn I Början Frida 1972 Backing Vocal
Vid Roines Strand Hootenanny Singers 1965 Arrangement
Vildandens Klagan Hootenanny Singers 1965 Autor
Vilken Lycka Att Hålla Dej I Hand Hootenanny Singers 1968 Autor
Vinden Sjunger Samma Sång Hootenanny Singers 1969 Arrangement
Watch Out ABBA 1973 Lead Vocal
Wer Im Wartesaal Der Liebe Steht ABBA 1973 Lead Vocal
Who'S Gonna Hold Your Hand Hootenanny Singers 1969 Arrangement
Why Did It Have To Be Me? ABBA 1976 Lead 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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