Easily the most commercially successful group of the 70s, Abba became the focus of a revival in the early '90s, when its Abba Gold topped charts around the world. Abba's whole-some image and buoyant, catchy records made the group international pop stars (Nelson Mandela once declared Abba his favorite pop group) and the second most profitable corporation on the Stockholm stock exchange. Ironically, it was their massive financial success that, according to group numbers, led to the death and kidnapping threats that prompted their disbanding in 1982.

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