Now salute the former members of ABBA’s music colleague Rutger Gunnarsson, who died a month ago.
“A true musician he was, one of the best and legendary far beyond our country’s borders, “writes Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha and Frida Lyngstad of the memory words to be published in Dagens Nyheter and the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
The musician and producer Gunnarsson was For many years, bassist Abbas bands. He participated in all of the group’s albums and countless tours. After the time with Abba Gunnarsson was a sought-after music producer.
“When we jumped around on stages around the world stood rock Rutger, calm and steady, behind us with a smile on his face”.
The contact began in the late 60s, when Björn and Benny group Hootenanny Singers were on tour but lacked the bassist. They got tips on Gunnarsson, and they met in Benny and Frida’s townhouse in Vallentuna.
“We fell not only for his classical guitar playing but also the humor, which constantly sparkled in his eyes and the fast replica” writes ABBA members of his tribute.