Revisiting 1974, ABBA’s breakthrough year

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 15:38

In 1974 ABBA catapulted into British consciousness as they won the Eurovision Song Contest at The Dome, Brighton. The Swedish pop group would go on to become a household name across the world, and later this month we celebrate their impact and their legacy with our immersive exhibition ABBA Super Troupers.

ABBA were a breath of fresh air to a 1970s Britain mired in a financial crisis epitomised by strike action, the three-day working week, and the effects of The Troubles. To help get a picture of the year in which the Swedish group arrived in Britain, or indeed to relive it all over again, take a look at our timeline.

 

ABBA Super Troupers, our immersive exhibition of the Swedish pop sensations’ takeover of 1970s Britain, runs from 14 December 2017 to 29 April 2018

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