Mario Solis‘ Today’s Memory
Frida Lyngstad’s birthday
Originally shared by Mario Solis
Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, (born 15 November 1945 in Bjørkåsen, Ballangen, Norway), widely known as Frida Lyngstad, is a Swedish #pop and #jazz #singer. She was one of the four members of the Swedish #group ABBA. Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and a German father, she grew up in Sweden, and has been a resident of Switzerland since 1986.
In 1992, Anni-Frid married Prince Heinrich Ruzzo Reuss, Count of Plauen, who was a German Prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss.
At first, Lyngstad was hesitant to perform with her boyfriend Benny Andersson, his best friend Björn Ulvaeus and his wife, Agnetha Fältskog. Their first project together was the cabaret act Festfolk, which flopped in the winter of 1970–1971. The following year, ‘Frida’ toured on her own while the other three future ABBA members started performing together on a regular basis. Eventually, she rejoined them. Andersson and Ulvaeus were busy producing other artists, but soon discovered the qualities of Lyngstad’s and Fältskog’s voices combined: ABBA came to life.
Frida sang solo parts in the following ABBA songs: “Andante, Andante”, “Cassandra”, “Fernando”, “Gonna Sing You My Lovesong”, “I Have a Dream”, “I Let The Music Speak”, “I Wonder (Departure)”, “The King Has Lost His Crown”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Like an Angel Passing Through My Room”, “Lovers (Live a Little Longer)”, “Me and Bobby and Bobby’s Brother”, “Me and I”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Name Of The Game”, “One Man, One Woman”, “Our Last Summer”, “Put On Your White Sombrero”, “Should I Laugh or Cry”, “Super Trouper”, “Tropical Loveland”, “The Visitors”, “The Way Old Friends Do”, “When All Is Said And Done” and “You Owe Me One”, and her voice was of course clearly audible on most other ABBA tracks as well.