Song Of The Week: ‘Waterloo’ Culture

Unmoved by Saturday’s songs in Malmö? Then travel back almost 30 years to the peak of Swedish greatness. “After winning Eurovision in 1974 Abba bestrode the world like a colossus — if you can imagine any self-respecting colossus going out in public in velveteen knickerbockers, silver boots, pearl kimono and tricorn hat. And that was just the boys”. Trivia bonus: “Abba was also the name of Sweden’s largest tuna-canning company” (2,120 words)

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