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Apr 7, 2009

SCHLAGER HERO 4 Agnetha Fältskog: ABBA



My My does'nt time fly ! its 35 years today 
6 th April 1974 that ABBA won Eurovision 
Contest 
1974 in Brighton. As a further tribute I have picked Agnetha
as the new Schlager Hero. Certainly in the 60's her early Swedish career (before Abba)
was very much an old-style Schlager Singer of that time. More than any other Abba 
member in 1968 she even submitted the own song "Försonade" for 
Melodifestivalen, however it was not selected for the final. The track became track 5 on
her debut album "Agnetha Faltskog" in Sweden. She then waited til 1981 to enter her songwriting talents again in Melodifestivalen
with a song called  Men Natten Är Vår" ("But The Night is Ours") This was a slow ballad with
lyrics by Ingela Forsman and was sung by Kicki Moberg.This was the first lyrics 
entered in Mf by Ingela Forsman, she went on to write many more
as well as   'Så vill stjärnorna' And 'Med hjärtat fyllt av ljus'
in 2009. Agnetha is a real schlager hero
indeed.



Here is Agnetha with her Mf entry 'FÖRSONADE' plus her 
1975 hit "Tack För En Underbar Vanlig Dag" with subtites. 
And above a recent birthday photo of her with Billy Paul
at his concert in Stockholm.

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