Benny Andersson

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Benny Andersson

Born: December 16, 1946, Stockholm, Sweden

The Swedish composer, musician, music producer, arranger and singer. Best known as a member of the ABBA.

At the age of eight years, first performance on stage Benni one of the halls of his native city. His grandfather and father Efraim Andersson Ёsta and sometimes were a family group of accordionists. In 1964, Benny with his lover – Christina Grёnvall – joined the group “Folk electrical panel.” During one of his speeches game Benny on keyboards remembered founder and bass guitarist of the band «Hep Stars» Lennart Hegland, which eventually led the young keyboardist in the band in the fall of 1964. Lennart phoned Benny and offered to join the group. Without thinking, he agreed. The composition «The Hep Stars», headed by lead singer Sven Hedlund, were Janne Frisk Christer Pettersson guitar and drums. The group’s repertoire is mainly performed by Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard and other foreign stars. His first song «No Response» Benny Andersson composed the fall of 1965. Composition hit the top ranks of the Swedish hit parade. «Sunny Girl» was the next product of the young author, and in early 1966 she headed the Swedish charts. In total, the group «The Hep Stars» from 1965 to 1970, recorded eight albums. In June 1966, during a tour of the Swedish People’s Park of the band «The Hep Stars» met with the band Hootenanny Singers. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, finding intimacy tastes, decided to continue the dialogue for writing new songs. In the end, it was the starting point of the creative tandem of two B continues to this day.

Benny wrote the music for several films. His first attempt in the early 1970s was the song of the Swedish film «The Seduction Of Inga». which did not hit the screens, but the song «She’s My Kind Of Girl». he wrote in collaboration with Bjorn, it was released in Japan and hit the top ten hits.

In 1986, he, in collaboration with Anders Elias wrote the music for the film «Mio in the Land of Faraway». based on the book «Mio Mio» Astrid Lindgren. The song “Mio, my Mio” in the performance of «Gemini» in 1987, becoming a hit in Sweden.

In 2000 he wrote the tune for the film «Songs from the Second Floor».

In 1992, Benny Andersson wrote a popular splash melody held in Sweden for the European football championship.

Filmography Benny Andersson / Benny Andersson

Circle (2015) Cirkeln

Chess in Concert (TV, 2009)

Mamma MIA! (2008) Mamma Mia!

Den hemliga vännen (1990)

Mio Mio (1987) Mio min Mio

A Virgin Video Music Biography: Abba (Video 1984)

ABBA: The Movie (1977) ABBA: The Movie

Great presentation (TV series 1971 -.) Great Performances

The Seduction of Inga (1971) Någon att älska

Lycanthrope (1999) … Kevin

Skilda världar (TV series, 1996 – 2002) … intervjuare

The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV, 1979) … Song Peformer ‘Chiquitita’ (in the credits: ABBA)

Circle (2015) Cirkeln

Mamma MIA! (2008) Mamma Mia! … Executive Producer

Actor: Chronicle, uncredited

Mamma MIA! (2008) Mamma Mia! … Piano Player on Boat, uncredited

Actor Himself

Agnetha: ABBA and after (TV 2013) Agnetha: Abba & After … Himself

Palma (2012) Palme … Himself, Chronicle, uncredited

Skavlan (TV series 2009 -.) Skavlan … Himself – Guest

How Soon Is Now? (mini-series 2007) Upp till kamp … Himself

The image of your life (TV series 2006) La imagen de tu vida … Himself

The show “A” (TV series 2006 -.) The ONE Show … Himself

20 to 1 (TV series, 2005 – 2010) 20 to 1 … Himself

ABBA: The Last Video (TV 2004) ABBA: Our Last Video Ever … Himself; Short

La nit al dia (TV series, 2002 – 2008) … Himself

ABBA – The Definitive Collection (Video 2002) ABBA: The Definitive Collection … Himself

On Friday night with Jonathan Ross (TV series 2001 – 2010) Friday Night with Jonathan Ross … Himself

Refränger från källaren (2000) … Himself

have breakfast (TV series 2000) Breakfast … Himself – Composer

Kristina från Duvemåla – en konsertresa till Minnesota (TV, 1996) … Himself

Morning TV (TV series, 1993 – 2010) GMTV … Himself

Tomorrow’s News (TV series 1992 -.) Gomorron … Himself

BingoLotto (TV series 1989 -.) BingoLotto … Himself

Biography (TV series 1987 -.) Biography … Himself – ABBA member

Lyrics by Tim Rice (video, 1985) … Himself (segment ‘One Night In Bangkok’)

A Virgin Video Music Biography: Abba (video, 1984) … Himself (film footage)

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