Monday, March 15, 2010
A sign of the apocalypse?
Even though I love ABBA, this headline seems like something pulled from The Onion...
ABBA, Genesis ready for induction to Rock HallStrange days, indeed...
Some musical acts that thrived in second lives — ABBA, Genesis and The Hollies — are joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They'll be inducted Monday along with reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff and the raucous Iggy Pop and the Stooges at the annual ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Music executive David Geffen and songwriters whose work sold hundreds of millions of copies will join as non-performers.
The four-member Swedish hit machine ABBA quit in 1982 soon after the band's two couples split. They left behind a string of catchy pop songs like "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo" and "Knowing Me Knowing You."