This Day in Music History

12 Sep 1997

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Background

Founder of the Polar Music record label, songwriter, producer and ABBA’s manager Stig Anderson died of a heart attack. Anderson co-wrote some of ABBA’s biggest hits, such as ‘Waterloo’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘S.O.S’, ‘Fernando’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’ and ‘The Name of the Game.’ His funeral was broadcast live on Swedish television an honour otherwise only reserved for distinguished statesmen or royalty.

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