Benny Andersson

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Benny Andersson
Benny Andersson 2012-09-24 001.jpg
Andersson in September 2012
Born
Göran Bror Benny Andersson

(1946-12-16) 16 December 1946 (age 72)
Other namesGöran Andersson
Göran B. Andersson
Göran B.B. Andersson
Benny B.G. Andersson
Benny Bror Göran Andersson
Occupation
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
  • songwriter
Years active1964–present
Spouse(s)
Anni-Frid (Frida) Lyngstad
(m. 1978; div. 1981)

Mona Nörklit
(m. 1981)
Partner(s)Christina Grönvall
Children3
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • vocals
  • guitar
  • accordion
Labels
Associated acts

Göran Bror Benny Andersson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈbɛnʏ ²andɛˌʂɔn]; born 16 December 1946) is a Swedish musician, composer and producer. He was a member of the Swedish music group ABBA (1972–1982), and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. For the 2008 movie version of Mamma Mia!, he worked also as an executive producer.

On 15 April 2013, it was officially announced by the EBU and the SVT that Andersson, along with Ulvaeus and the Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii, had composed the anthem for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The song was performed for the first time in the Final on 18 May.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ABBA's Benny, Björn and Avicii to write 'Eurovision anthem'". EBU. Retrieved 15 April 2013.