ABBA’s unlikely comeback has heartened many fans, but their story of division, breakup, and emotional reunion shed some light on what might be in store for the United States sometime in the future?
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
The four Swedes burst onto the world stage in 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, which later became a world hit. It launched their careers into stardom, and for eight years, they produced 48 hit singles. These two married couples captured the world’s imagination by portraying family happiness in an era of one-night stands and groupies.
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However, the idyllic story did not last. Infighting and an extremely stressful superstar life led to the breakup of both marriages. There were the usual ingredients: jealousy, envy, and possibly some spicy infidelity. In 1982, ABBA was dissolved. The broken hearts and backstabbing had created such a toxic relationship that in 2000, the four band members were reported to have turned down an offer of one billion dollars to reunite.
I Still Have Faith in You
Then, as if by a miracle, out of the blue, ABBA announced that after 40 years, it had reunited, recorded a brand-new album called Voyage, and created young digital avatars of the band members. These “ABBAtars” were used to record and create a virtual world concert tour set to launch in the spring of 2022 in a custom-built stadium. That’s what you call a comeback.
Lessons for Ameri...