Here is what we know about the Swedish Music Hall of Fame; a travelling exhibit of ABBA memorabilia will be housed there and it will be the centerpiece of the new institution that should be completed next year. Beyond that…….
Okay, whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying the fact that the four Swedes turned Pop Music into a near perfect art form in the 70’s and are one of the most successful bands of all time. Their music remains popular, and well over thirty years after last hit, they constantly reach new generations.
ABBA should be the focal point of any musical Hall in Sweden, but this Scandinavian nation has been a hotbed for varying musical styles for decades and watching how this particular Hall of Fame will shape up in the coming years will be fascinating; as they could easily have a building that respects multiple genres.
Apart from ABBA, a large number of Swedish acts have been successful in North America. This long list includes Europe, Robyn, Neneh Cherry, Eagle Eye Cherry, Ace of Base, Roxette, The Cardigans, Peter Bjorn and John, Ceasars, The Sounds, The Hives, Sahara Hotnights and the Knife. Sweden also has a very active Metal scene, featuring influential bands like Bathory, At the Gates, Yngwie Malmsteen and Opeth.
This doesn’t mean we will be creating a Notinhalloffame section for Sweden’s Hall. Frankly, should we ever get around to looking at a second musical Hall, it will likely be the Country Music one, and like we mentioned, we really have no idea what the Swedish Musical has planned. We do know that we will be watching.