4 Jun 2024

A life long infatuation with ABBA channeledi into book

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 4 June 2024

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Music writer Giles Smith was a 12 year old boy staying up past his bedtime  50 years ago  to watch ABBA slay Eurovision with Waterloo.

That night would kick off a lifelong infatuation with the Swedish pop titans, even though, he says, in the 70's it was uncool for teenagers to love them. 

His new book seeks to understand the nature of hit songs through the ones they produced with great consistency and the global longevity of a band that hasn't performed together in 42 years.

His book is called  My My! ABBA Through the Ages.

Abba book cover

Abba book cover Photo: supplied

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