ADORING fans hoping for an ABBA reunion have been chasing their dream for more than 30 years making do with tribute bands and karaoke. All four members have only appeared together in public for a few fleeting moments since 1982 but if trends continue they might find themselves as neighbours on Mallorca.
Former singer Agnetha Faltskog has now bought a new home in Calvia, following the footsteps of ex-husband and band member Bjorn Ulvaeus who also has a house on the island. Singer Anni-Frid Synni Lingstad has long had a home away from home on Mallorca, meaning with three members on the island, the quartet is almost complete.
Only Benny Andersson is resisting the island’s allure but the relationship between ABBA and mallorca hasn’t always been rosy. In March 2008 the band’s session drummer Ola Brunkert tragically died at his Arta home after a serious fall.