Anni-Frid Lyngstad
(1945-present)

woman

Aged 74

Anni-Frid Synni, Princess Reuss of Plauen (German: Anni-Frid Synni, Prinzessin Reuss von Plauen; born Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad, Norwegian: [ˈɑnːɪˈfriːd ˈlʏŋstɑ]; Swedish: [ˈanːɪˈfriːdˈlʏŋstɑːd], 15 November 1945), widely known as Frida Lyngstad or by just the mononym Frida (Norwegian: [ˈfriːˈdɑ]; Swedish: [ˈfriːˈda]), is a Swedish pop and jazz singer. Born in Norway to a Norwegian mother and a German father, she grew up in Sweden and reached international stardom as a member of the pop group ABBA, which has sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists in history. After the break-up of ABBA, she continued an international solo singing career with mixed success. In 1996, Frida recorded her final album before 'retiring' from music. She now focuses on environmental issues. In April 1964, aged 18 she married Ragnar Fredriksson. Immediately after their divorce in 1970, Lyngstad courted eventual ABBA band member Benny Andersson, co-habiting until they officially married in 1978. The couple separated in 1980 and divorced in 1981. In 1992, Lyngstad married Heinrich Ruzzo, Prince Reuss of Plauen, who was a German Prince of the former sovereign House of Reuss. The prince died of lymphoma in October 1999. Lyngstad currently lives in Zermatt, Switzerland, sharing a home with her British boyfriend, Henry Smith, 5th Viscount Hambleden, since 2008.

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band member of ABBA

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BBC Music Day 2017 #BBC Sussex

ABBA launched their career after winning the 19th Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden at the Brighton Dome on 6 April 1974.

The Dome, Church Street, Brighton, United Kingdom where they performed (1974)