Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid

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'Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid' is what ABBA called themselves from 1972 to 1973, before the 'ABBA' name was invented. During this time the future members of ABBA were still unsure whether the collaboration would be their main musical act or whether it would be worth pursuing as a quartet in general - or if each member would continue their successful solo careers in Sweden - or in the case of Björn and Benny, a duo.

Today, the 'Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid' period is largely seen simply as the early days of the Swedish supergroup ABBA. Equally correct would be to think that it was a continuation of the work of 'Björn & Benny', or even that 'B&B,A&A' was a group of its own. The voices of Björn and Benny dominate many tracks and there's little sign of the harmonical interplay of the girls' voices, which would turn out to be perhaps the essence of ABBA. Also, many tracks planned for the second Björn & Benny album were simply recycled for the 'B&B,A&A' album. On the other hand, simple folk ballads typical to 'Björn & Benny' had already become rarer and more adventurous musical styles and elaborate production techniques, typical to ABBA a few years down the line, were already being explored. When exactly 'B&B,A&A' turned into ABBA is a matter of opinion rather than a clear point in time.

'Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid' released four singles (titles depend on territory) and one album. The pre-ABBA era produced one international hit in "Ring Ring".
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Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid Discography Tracks

Albums

Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Ring Ring album art "Los Suecos" Björn Benny & Agnetha Frida* Ring Ring (Album) Polar Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* - Waterloo (Album) Polar US 1974 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - People Need Love / Merry-Go-Round (En Karusell) album art Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid / Björn & Benny* Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid / Björn & Benny* - People Need Love / Merry-Go-Round (En Karusell) (Single) Polar Denmark 1972 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa album art Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid He Is Your Brother / Santa Rosa (Single) Polar Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
POR 01 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - En Hälsning Till Våra Parkarrangörer album art Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid / Lena Andersson, Ted Gärdestad Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid / Lena Andersson, Ted Gärdestad - En Hälsning Till Våra Parkarrangörer(7", Promo) Polar POR 01 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Love Isn't Easy / I Am Just A Girl album art Björn Benny & Agnetha Frida* Love Isn't Easy / I Am Just A Girl (Single) Polar Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Another Town, Another Train album art Björn & Benny with Anna & Frieda* Another Town, Another Train (Single) Philips US 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Rock'n Roll Band album art Bjorn & Benny with Anna & Frieda* Rock'n Roll Band (Single) Playboy Records US 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Nina, Pretty Ballerina album art Bjorn & Benny, Anna & Frieda* Nina, Pretty Ballerina (Single) Vogue Austria 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Ring Ring album art Bjørn & Benny Agnetha & Anni-Frid* Ring Ring (Single) Polar Norway 1973 Sell This Version
SFL-1809 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - 夏の終りの少女 = I Am Just A Girl album art Björn Benny & Agnetha & Frida* 夏の終りの少女 = I Am Just A Girl(7", Single) Philips SFL-1809 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Waterloo (Single) Epic UK 1974 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Honey, Honey / Hasta Mañana album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Honey, Honey / Hasta Mañana (Single) Carnaby Spain 1974 Sell This Version
20605 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* - Waterloo(7", EP, RE) RCA Victor 20605 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
OS-13177 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Waterloo(7", Single, RE) Atlantic OS-13177 US 1979 Sell This Version

Compilations

Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Honey Honey album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Honey Honey (Comp) Polydor Germany 1974 Sell This Version
Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - ABBA (Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida) album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* - ABBA (Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida) (Comp) Opus Czechoslovakia 1975 Sell This Version