ABBA: How They Conquered the World

Event October 25, 2018 11:00 AM

One of three lectures at Missouri Southern State University.

THURSDAY, OCT 25
ABBA: How They Conquered the World

11 a.m.
Missouri Southern State University
Corley Auditorium in Webster Hall
Admission: free

In the early 1970s, the U.S. and the U.K. dominated the music landscape completely – no one wanted to know about pop music that came from the Nordic countries. But then a group from Sweden burst on the scene and did what no one had done before them. After humble beginnings and much struggle to break out of Scandinavia, ABBA conquered the world. Today, they are Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and regarded as one of the all-time classic pop bands. This lecture will explore their story and explain how they managed to break down the barriers.

Three lectures about ABBA and Swedish music at Missouri Southern State University in October.