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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Frida Meets Fans & Receives Eskilstuna Music Prize ! Photos !

Frida: "it's fun to be here. Feels different - in a good way. Very lovely memories."

Saturday 19th August 2017

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is in place in Torshälla. It's the fans too. Several of them have traveled a long way and settled in good time in front of the scene at Krusgårdsparken in Torshälla.

Already two hours before interviewing ABBA-Frida on the outdoor scene, about 60 fans were in place at Krusgårdsparken. They have traveled from Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and England and most recognize each other, they have been seen before at ABBA hits across Europe. Out of the speakers are currently sounding - ABBA, what else?

Some of the best fans are extra upwards because they met Frida for breakfast at one of Eskilstuna's 



In Fridas footsteps. Heiko Siekmann and Petra Janke fled from Frankfurt yesterday to listen to Anni-Frid Lyngstad today. Here on the stairs to Torshälla church school where Frida went to the middle school. Photo: Anders Nilsson

These 2 photos were taken by Stephen Cleary:

If you would like a copy of the fabulous Frida/Gunnar poster from this event, follow this link. Scroll to the bottom of the page (end of the article) and click on' affisch' for a pdf file


Today, Frida was being interviewed live on stage in her former hometown Torshälla, Sweden. Frida was joined by Gunnar Sandevärn, whom she worked with in the 1960s, and they shared memories from these years as young artists and musicians. Frida also talked about her solo records after Abba and the new virtual Abba concert concept.
After the interview, Frida collected her music award she was already given in 2014 but couldn't attend the ceremony back then.
More photos and full report in the upcoming issue of 'ABBA Intermezzo'.
Photo © by Micke Bayart / Intermezzo

Photo by: Grace McCallum
Photo by: Terese Wedelin

On Saturday, Gunnar Sandevärn is interviewed with his old friend and music colleague Anni-Frid Lyngstad at the outdoor scene at Krusgårdsparken in Torshälla. Photo: Veronica Karlsson

Gorel Hanser collecting items to take to Frida for signing for the fans 😊 Photos courtesy of Stephen Cleary.

Frida home in Torshälla - to celebrate
Torshälla celebrates 700 years.
And of course, the city's biggest star comes to the birthday party. 
Frida is home again. 

Eskilstuna town Torshälla fills 700 years - and was celebrated on Saturday by, among others, ABBA-Frida.

Anni-Frid "ABBA-Frida" Lyngstad was born in Norway, but moved as a child with her grandmother to Torshälla. Her third marriage took her to Switzerland, where she is now living.

But now, ABBA-Frida has "come home". On Saturday she participated in the talk series "Alar talar med", led by the local profile Alar Kuutmann.Was movedThe audience cheered and applauded when the world star changed the scene in Krusgårdsparken in Torshälla to the tones of the ABBA classic "Dancing queen". She responded with an elegant bug and a kiss.- Oh, now I'm so moved. Thank you very much, she said from the stage.In her conversation, she told ABBA, and how her and Agnetha Fältskog's voices contributed to the group's sound."Our two voices together are very special. To the point, our records together were three octaves about. She is soprano and I'm mezzosoprano. I go much lower than she does and she goes much higher. They had an amazing vocal material to work with, not so many are spoiled for actually.Got Eskilstuna's music prizeABBA-Frida also received Eskilstuna's music prize and became a little celebrated himself as well.

At age 15, she began singing in Bengt Sandlund's big band. She toured for the southernmost audience before she became ABBA-Frida with a whole world.

- In the mid 60's I started my own orchestra, Anni-Frid Four. We were very popular and played at different dance restaurants in Sörmland, she has previously told before the celebration in a press release, according to the Eskilstunakuriren.

Anni-Frid Lyngstad is best known for its years in the ABBA pop group, but has also performed solo career after the ABBA era and sang duets with Ratata, Phil Collins and Marie Fredriksson.

She married the third time in 1992 with Prince Ruzzo Reuss von Plauen, and received the title Anni-Frid, Princess Reuss Countess of Plauen, but widowed since 1999. Anni-Frid Lyngstad was also married to Ragnar Eriksson between 1964 and 1970 and with Benny Andersson between 1978 and 1981.

Torshälla turned 700 on February 24 and is celebrated throughout the year.

Frida at Florapaviljongen for lunch

Torshällabon Alar Kuutman leads a series of conversations during the year and today he talked to Frida who grew up in Torshälla as small.Gunnar Sandevärn moved to Torshälla during the youth years from Norrland. He started his career as a pianist in various orchestras and toured with Annifrid Lyngstad in the 60's. 1963-1966 as an orchestra leader with Lyngstad as a singer."The first time I met Frida was at a school 1960. When she was over 15 years old, I thought she was a full-fledged artist already," says Gunnar Sandevärn.
- It feels good. I have had time to think about this quite a while. It is clear that you are considering and looking at old notes.Frida received the Eskilstuna municipality's music prize in 2014. Three years later, she accepts it.

Photo By: Anke Walkenhorst

It became a very dear reunion when Eva Berg, Anni-Frid's best friend from adolescence, stopped by after yesterday's appearance in Krusgårdsparken. These two often stood and smoked in a port at Nygatan in Eskilstuna.
- yeah, we did a lot of other things, too, says Frida and smiling.

"We are proud and happy to have the confidence to have a star like Frida staying with us." Eskilstuna Elite Hotel.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Roxanne for this collection of Frida-hoodies from Saturday's event 🖒😁😊💐🥂 Cheers 😊