Two Swedes in London

Published April 11, 2017

Just a few minutes ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with fab guitarist Janne Schaffer at a hotel London to hand over a copy of my brand new book, ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. Janne was ABBA's primary guitarist 1972-1974 and played on every album, except The Visitors, including the group's very last sessions in August 1982, in a sense closing the circle as he also played on the very first ABBA recording, People Need Love.

One of several things I wanted to accomplish with the book was to highlight the contributions of the many excellent musicians who contributed to ABBA's records, Janne among them; of course, he was a great interviewee back when the first edition of the book was written in the 1990s, and we also met up to fill in a few blanks for the current volume. I'm flattered and proud that Janne is such a staunch supporter of the book.

The guitarist is currently in London to promote the reissue of three of his 1970s albums, on BGO records. Check them out here.

ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions is available for order at

Janne Schaffer, ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, and its proud author.