ABBA - The Official Site
Published September 17, 2010
Ever since the Internet turned into a global phenomenon in the mid-1990s, ABBA have had a strong presence on the World Wide Web. But for a long time there was no official ABBA site. Then, finally, in 1998 work started on such a project.
I was hired to contribute virtually all the text material on the site. This meant writing biographies for the group, its individual members, associates like Stig Anderson, Görel Hanser, Michael B. Tretow and a number of the musicians who played on ABBA's recordings. I also put together a discography based on the Swedish/Nordic Polar Music releases, as conceived and released by ABBA and their associates when the group was still active. ABBA - The Site was launched January 18, 1999.
Since then the site has gone through a number of changes and design updates, and today it operates under the name ABBA - The Official Site. Over the years I have contributed occasional news items, as well as bi-monthly essays under the heading In Focus (these are now a part of the section entitled Articles).