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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abba
Abba is the Aramaic word for "father." The word occurs three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:6).
In each case it has its Greek translation subjoined to it, reading abba ho pater in the Greek text; abba, pater in the Latin Vulgate, and "Abba, Father" in the English version.
Paul made use of the double expression in imitation of the early Christians, who, in their turn, used it in imitation of the prayer of Christ.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01006d.htm   (155 words)

  
  ABBA | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV
The most commercially successful pop group of the 1970s, the origins of the Swedish superstars ABBA dated back to 1966, when keyboardist and vocalist Benny Andersson, a onetime member of the popular beat outfit the Hep Stars, first teamed with guitarist and vocalist Bjorn Ulvaeus, the leader of the folk-rock unit the Hootenanny Singers.
The next year, rechristened ABBA (a suggestion from Stig Anderson and an acronym of the members' first names), the quartet submitted the single "Waterloo," and became the first Swedish act to win the Eurovision competition.
In 1975, however, ABBA issued "S.O.S.," a smash not only in America and Britain but also in non-English speaking countries such as Spain, Germany and the Benelux nations, where the group's success was fairly unprecedented.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/abba/artist.jhtml   (583 words)

  
 ABBA
As far as the world knew, ABBA's story started in April 1974 when they won the Eurovision Song Contest with a tune called "Waterloo", but by that time the group had existed for two years and the individual members were virtual showbusiness veterans in their native Sweden.
ABBA - The Movie, jointly produced by Stig Anderson and Reg Grundy, an Australian who was later responsible for the incredibly popular "Neighbours" TV series, was released also in 1978 to immense box office success (but little critical acclaim).
ABBA were second only to Volvo as Sweden's biggest export earners for several years, and remain revered and legendary as one of the most accomplished pop/rock groups ever.
www.classicbands.com /abba.html   (1710 words)

  
 ABBA Biography - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
ABBA was a Swedish pop music group, the most successful to date from that country.
It was felt that it was necessary to copy Abba's sound and two girl, two boy approach in order to win Eurovision, and as Brotherhood of Man won in 1976, and Bucks Fizz in 1981 it seems they had a point.
Abba chose to make them because they preferred perfecting the songs rather than making personal appearances in all the countries where the song was likely to be a hit.
www.abba-story.com /bio.html   (1952 words)

  
 Abba - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: The most commercially successful pop group of the 1970s, the origins of the Swedish superstars ABBA dated back to 1966, when keyboardist and vocalist Benny Andersson, a onetime member of the popular beat outfit the Hep Stars, first teamed with guitarist and vocalist Bjorn Ulvaeus, the leader of the folk-rock unit the Hootenanny Singers.
The next year, rechristened ABBA (a suggestion from Stig Anderson and an acronym of the members' first names), the quartet submitted the single "Waterloo," and became the first Swedish act to win the Eurovision competition.
In 1975, however, ABBA issued "S.O.S.," a smash not only in America and Britain but also in non-English speaking countries such as Spain, Germany and the Benelux nations, where the group's success was fairly unprecedented.
musicstore.connect.com /artist/100/195/4/1001954.html   (456 words)

  
 ABBA Super Trouper Pages - ABBA's Discography, Lyrics, Biography and access to the ABBA Bulletin Board
For the sake of convenience, Stig Anderson had come to refer to them as ABBA - an acronym of their Christian names - and when a "think of a name for Björn and Benny, Agnetha and Frida" competition held in a newspaper reached the same conclusion, the decision was sealed.
ABBA ran into trouble almost immediately when every single they released in the UK over the next 18 months barely scraped into the charts, although they had continued success in many other European countries.
ABBA themselves were soon back in the studio again, recording tracks for a new album.
www.xs4all.nl /~hansvdh/abba   (2090 words)

  
 Abba Father   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In the Gemara (a Rabbinical commentary on the Mishna, the traditional teaching of the Jews) it is stated that slaves were forbidden to address the head of the family by this title.
This is probably due to the fact that, abba having practically become a proper name, Greek-speaking Jews added the Greek word pater, "father," from the language they used.
Abba is the word framed by the lips of infants, and betokens unreasoning trust; "father" expresses an intelligent apprehension of the relationship.
www.path-light.com /IAM11.htm   (550 words)

  
 Abba Arika Encyclopedia Article @ Omnipresent.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Abba Arika (175-247) was the Babylonian 'amora (Jewish scholar) of the 3rd century who established at Sura the systematic study of the rabbinic traditions which, using the Mishnah as text, led to the compilation of the Talmud.
In the traditional literature he is referred to almost exclusively as Rav the Master (both his contemporaries and posterity recognizing in him a master), just as his teacher, Judah I, was known simply as Rabbi.
He is called Rabbi Abba only in the tannaitic literature (for instance, Tosefta, Beitzah 1:7), where a number of his sayings are preserved.
www.omnipresent.org /encyclopedia/Abba_Arika   (1535 words)

  
 Abba CD
ABBA's third album, released in 1975, finds the group at the end of the first phase of their career.
ABBA's self-titled album is the first key turning point of their long and exceptional career.
This is when Abba truly find their sound, earning them a place in chart history as being one of the biggest acts from the 70's.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/2062605/a/Abba.htm   (440 words)

  
 ABBA - History
ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in England with "Waterloo", this was the beginning of the greatest career in Swedish pop music history.
ABBA sang "Chiquitita" at the UNICEF concert in New York and a single release followed.
ABBA's second world tour began in Canada and America after huge success of the new "Voulez-Vous" album and was continued in Europe two weeks later.
www.abba-intermezzo.de /estory.htm   (4184 words)

  
 The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music - ABBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Outside of their greatest hits compilations, ABBA albums were always a mixed bag.
This release (comprising songs drawn from the albums ABBA, Arrival, ABBA--The Album, and Voulez-Vous) covers the group's most inspired years (1975-1979) and every track is a winner.
The lyrics plumb no great depths of sophistication but the pop sensibility of the songs and performances of ABBA at their best has rarely if ever been bettered, and this album is the perfect demonstration of that.
ectoguide.org /artists/abba   (692 words)

  
 Eban, Abba - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
EBAN, ABBA [Eban, Abba], 1915-2002, Israeli statesman, b.
Abba Eban, father of Israeli diplomacy, dies at 87
Abba Eban (1915-2002): an idealist ignored in his adopted Israel.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/E/Eban-Abb.asp   (343 words)

  
 It's ABBA-riffic!
In 1975, ABBA had another hit with the cerebral single "S.O.S.," featuring the verse "What happened to our love?/I wish I understood/It used to be so nice/ It used to be so good." The group peaked between 1975 and 1978, with seven hit singles and successful albums.
In 1976 ABBA hit it big with "Dancing Queen;" not only was it performed at the King of Sweden's wedding, but it would make great runway music for a Barbie fashion show.
ABBA actually entered the Eurovision Contest in 1973 with "Ring Ring," came in second.
members.tripod.com /~pmenard/abba   (662 words)

  
 Abba's discography
This collection of most of ABBA's A- sides was put together when it became clear that the group had no enthusiasm and not enough songs for an entire studio album of new material.
That it took nearly a year to record Voulez-Vous is an indicator of the creative and personal box in which the four members of ABBA found themselves at the end of the '70s.
ABBA's fourth album appeared after the group had arrived as major stars, and it shows the quartet at the absolute top of their game.
www.abba-story.com /albums.html   (561 words)

  
 Amazon.com: ABBA - Gold: Greatest Hits: Music: ABBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
ABBA is thanking their fans, thanking each other, thanking God, for their success; that's how I interpret this catchy song.
There's the classic "Dancing Queen" that almost everybody recognizes as being distinctly Abba with their 1970's pop sound; but there's also the rock and roll style of "Does Your Mother Know." "Does Your Mother Know" is just one of the many songs on this CD that has a great musical arrangement as well.
Abba was also very capable of capturing the intensity of one's feelings about love affairs and romance.
www.amazon.com /ABBA-Gold-Greatest-Hits/dp/B000001DZO   (2569 words)

  
 Welcome to the Alberta Bodybuilding Association
ABBA - Southern Alberta Bodybuilding Championships and -
The ABBA believes that the additive effect of Tier 1 Figure will result in the retention of athletes that have in the past gone out of the Province to compete; and provide the opportunity for athletes to qualify for the Tier 2 Figure competition at the Provincial level in a shorter timeframe.
ABBA members competing in events other that those sanctioned by ABBA/CBBF/IFBB will be subject to a 2 year suspension on first occurence.
www.abba.ab.ca   (916 words)

  
 ABBA
ABBA was also the name of a Swedish canned fish company, which luckily agreed to lending their name to a pop group.
In March 1980, ABBA took their tour to Japan for what turned out to be their very last live concerts.
So far, ABBA’s eight original studio albums have been reissued with additional bonus tracks, revised artwork and expanded booklets (in 2004, Waterloo was also released in an expanded 30 th Anniversary Edition which included a DVD of previously unissued television performances).
www.abba-world.net /facts/abba.htm   (2064 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits: Music: ABBA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The article explained that ABBA was bigger than the Beatles in many Latin American countries, in Russia, Viet Nam, Netherlands (where 3 out of every household owns an ABBA record) and in Australia.
They are fresh, timeless, and like U2's Bono said, "I think ABBA have a pure joy to their music, and that’s what makes them extraordinary!" The music is so joyous even when there is melancholy and drama added.
But the success of ABBA during the 1970's and early 1980's has been compared to that of another famous quartet who made their fortune between 1962 and 1970...
www.amazon.co.uk /ABBA-Gold-Greatest-Hits/dp/B000001DZO   (2156 words)

  
 Abba Story - Abba's discography, news, songs, lyrics, photos and more on the greatest Swedish band !
ABBA was a Swedish pop music group, the most successful to date from that country.
The group was formed around 1970 by Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, and the name ABBA comprises their first initials.
Here are some of Broadway's biggest payouts: *Andrew Lloyd Webber, the melody-meister behind "Cats" and "The Phantom of the Opera," has a fortune that Forbes pegged this year at $1.5...
www.abba-story.com   (424 words)

  
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Since 1838 Abba Seafood has processed the best the sea can offer.
Abba Seafood provides high quality products from the sea under our own strong brands.
We are convinced that quality is the key to success, and our aim is to be quality leaders in our various product segments.
www.abba.se /export/index.asp   (172 words)

  
 Plans for ABBA museum unveiled in Sweden - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The museum will also feature a studio where visitors can record their own ABBA songs, and an interactive experience that "will recreate the feeling of being at Wembley stadium and seeing ABBA live with 50,000 others," Westman said.
Wigenheim-Westman said the idea was inspired by the Beatles museum in London, but that it took nearly two years to convince the former ABBA members — Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Reuss — that it was a good idea.
ABBA is one of the most successful bands in history, having sold more than 370 million albums.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2006-11-28-abba-museum_x.htm   (477 words)

  
 Abba News - Topix
Swedish pop super group ABBA are to be honored with their own museum in the capital Stockholm.
The leadoff single to ABBA's 1980 LP Super Trouper and a smash hit, "The Winner Takes it All" is a mournful lamentation of a relationship's dissolution.
I edit the Abba News pages on Topix when no humans are available to help.
www.topix.net /who/abba   (544 words)

  
 Abba Discography at CD Universe
Not many pop groups end up on postage stamps, as Abba has in its native Sweden; but then again, few groups become their homeland's most identifiable export.
The group's stratospheric success was built on a foundation of buoyant, exquisitely arranged and produced pop music.
Although they called it a day in the early 1980s, Abba lives on in the form of popular tribute bands and albums, a Broadway musical, and consistent record sales of their voluminous catalog.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Abba/a/Abba.htm   (252 words)

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