Bjorn Ulvaeus

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Birth Name: Bjorn Ulvaeus
Born: 04/25/1945
Birth Place: Gothenburg, V

Born Björn Kristian Ulvaeus on April 25, 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden, he began his musical career in 1961 as a member of the pop folk group the Hootenanny Singers, which enjoyed considerable popularity throughout Scandinavia. While on tour with the group in 1966, he met Benny Andersson, who played keyboards for a pop-rock act called the Hep Stars. The pair decided to form a songwriting partnership, penning songs for each other's bands, often in collaboration with Stig Anderson, a prolific Swedish songwriter who also served as manager of the Hootenanny Singers. The pair's first success was the 1968 single "Ljuva Sextional," which became a hit for singer-actress Brita Borg. The following year,... Continue Bio >>

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