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Age: 61
Benny Andersson at age 61

Benny Andersson

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Birthday
16, 1946
Birthplace
Vallingby, Sweden
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
16, 1946 (age 75)
Birthplace
Vallingby, Sweden

About

Swedish singer who wed his ABBA bandmate Frida Lyngstad. He has won four Swedish Grammis Awards. He was a com-composer on the soundtrack for the popular musical Mamma Mia!

Before Fame

He taught himself how to play piano when he was ten years old. His first group was called The Electricity Board Folk Music Group, or Elverkets Spelmanslag.

Trivia

The first instrument he learned to play was the accordion. In 2013, he won a  Guldbagge Award for Best Original Score for a documentary he collaborated on.

Family Life

He married Anni-Frid Lyngstad in 1978; after their divorce in 1981, he remarried Mona Norklit the same year. He has two sons, Peter and Ludvig, and a daughter, Helene.

Associated With

He was a part of the group ABBA with Bjorn Ulvaeus.