Benny accompanied Faith Hill on the piano as she performed The Winner Takes It All. Benny and Frida both attended the black-tie event. I will post any links to reports as and when I find them. I hope you will too!
Benny and Frida in New York. Photo: Thomas Nilsson – Expressen
Billboard.com: After "Waterloo" started them off winning a European songwriting contest in 1974, ABBA released a string of pop hits such as "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Fernando" and "Dancing Queen." Members Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad drew salutes for that work on Monday. Partners Bjorn Ulvaeus and Agnetha Faltskog weren’t there, the absence unexplained.
"These songs have brought us all the way into the great Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," Andersson said, "and I speak for all of us … we are deeply, deeply honored."
Lyngstad pointed out her grandson in the audience, noting that while he was a heavy metal musician he still appreciated grandma’s music. Also cheering from the audience was actress Meryl Streep, who starred in the recent "Mamma Mia!" movie, which, along with the Broadway show, has helped keep ABBA’s music alive since the band’s 1982 breakup.
That’s final, too: Lyngstad told the audience ABBA would never perform together again.
The Waldorf-Astoria hotel audience got one-fourth of ABBA in performance. Andersson took to the piano as country star Faith Hill sang "The Winner Takes It All."