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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Albums

MIL/S - 4143 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Ring Ring album art "Los Suecos" Björn Benny & Agnetha Frida* Ring Ring (Album) Polar MIL/S - 4143 Mexico 1973 Sell This Version
SFX-5128 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* - Waterloo (Album) Polar SFX-5128 Japan 1974 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

POS 1168 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 POS 1168 Sweden 1972 Sell This Version
POS 1156 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 POS 1156 Denmark 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
POS 1176 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 POS 1176 Denmark 1973 Sell This Version
2040 111 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Nina, Pretty Ballerina album art Bjorn & Benny, Anna & Frieda* Nina, Pretty Ballerina (Single) Vogue 2040 111 Austria 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 (Single) Philips SFL-1809 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
P 50025 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Rock'n Roll Band album art Bjorn & Benny with Anna & Frieda* Rock'n Roll Band (Single) Playboy Records P 50025 US 1973 Sell This Version
P 50018 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Another Town, Another Train album art Björn & Benny with Anna & Frieda* Another Town, Another Train (Single) Philips P 50018 US 1973 Sell This Version
POS 1171 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal) album art Bjørn & Benny Agnetha & Anni-Frid* Ring Ring (Bara Du Slog En Signal) (Single) Polar POS 1171 Norway 1973 Sell This Version
BE - 160, BE-160 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Honey, Honey  album art ABBA, Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anna - Frid* ABBA, Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, Anna - Frid* - Honey, Honey (Single) Balet, Balet BE - 160, BE-160 Turkey 1974 Sell This Version
S EPC 2240 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Waterloo (Single) Polar S EPC 2240 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BOH/S - 9282, BOH-S-9282 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Agnetha & Frida* - Waterloo(7", EP, Gre) RCA Victor, RCA Victor BOH/S - 9282, BOH-S-9282 Bolivia 1974 Sell This Version
102607 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do album art ABBA, Bjorn-Benny-Agnetha-Frida* ABBA, Bjorn-Benny-Agnetha-Frida* - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do(7", Single) RCA Victor 102607 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
OS 13177 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Waterloo album art ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Bjorn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Waterloo (Single) Atlantic OS 13177 US 1979 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

Compilations

27492-8 Björn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid - Honey Honey album art ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* ABBA, Björn, Benny, Anna & Frida* - Honey Honey (Comp) Polydor 27492-8 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
9113 0330, 91 13 0330 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, Opus 9113 0330, 91 13 0330 Czechoslovakia 1975 Sell This Version