Sunday, 15 November 2015

Ooh, baby love













Lordy.

Her Serene Highness Princess Reuss, Countess of Plauen - better known to you and I as Frida Lyngstad from Abba is seventy years old today!

Her phenomenal success as one-quarter of one of the world's most successful bands of all time, as well as her rocky love life with Benny (prior to becoming a solo singer and a Princess, to boot), is well-documented.

Less well-known, perhaps, is the fact she was a major star in her own right long before the foursome ever recorded together. Here she is in 1970, performing a selection of Swedish hit songs of the 20th century:



Here, having just won the Swedish "New Faces", is Frida's first television appearance, singing En Ledig Dag (Weekend in Portofino):



And finally, her hilarious version of Baby Love - with two of the campest backing singer/dancers ever to grace a stage!



Many happy returns, Miss Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad (born 15th November 1945)

2 comments:

  1. What a star! And I have recently received the re-issue of her album 'Something's Going On' and there is a signed card by the lady herself. So happy! X

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    1. All that stalking paid off, dear :-)
      Jx

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