ABBA gets Hall of fame nod

ABBA gets Hall of fame nod

This 1977 file photo shows members of Swedish pop group Abba, from left, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha (known as Anna) Faltskog, Annifrid (known as Frida) Lyngstad and Benny Anderson. (AP Photo, file)

Andersson said that he never expected ABBA to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."I didn't think this would happen, because we were a pop band, not a rock band. Being a foreigner from the North Pole, this feels really good," Andersson said.

The four piece Swedish band are set to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with The Hollies, the Stooges, the Genesis and Jimmy Cliff.

Meanwhile, Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, 62, said he was delighted to finally be recognised.

"We've been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again," Pop said.

All the band will be inducted at a ceremony on March 15

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