Bright Lights, Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

Front Cover
Omnibus Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 568 pages
9 Reviews

By the time ABBA split up, no one was in any doubt that behind the gliiter there was a dark side, and behind the smiling group were four troubled individuals. But even as a whole new generation of fans discover ABBA's great music, Anni-Frid, Agnetha, Benny, and Björn have continued to remain rather shadowy, secretive figures. Their marriages, personal break-ups, and superficial biographical details are well-known... but who exactly were ABBA? How did Norwegian Ann-Frid, the illegitimate daughter of a German soldier, become a real-life princess? How did folksy Benny and Björn reinvent themselves as an international pop force to rival Lennon & McCartney? And what actually happened to blonde Agnetha who smiled a lot but never really looked happy? The author answers these and many more questions about the hit group that no one took seriously... until everyone did. Each page is a revelation and Palm's acute understanding of the culture of his native Sweden makes these sometimes dark personal stories understandable in a unique way.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

User Review  - Brent Nelson - Goodreads

Great Book a little slow at first but if you can get through the early years it is very comprehensive Read full review

Review: Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

I love ABBA and I love this book. The full story of the most famous pop group of the XX century. Read full review


Afterword to 2008 Edition

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information