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Benny Andersson

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Benny Bror Göran Andersson (born in Stockholm on December 16 1946) is a Swedish musician and composer. After being a member of Hep Stars and later ABBA he has created the musicals Chess, Kristina from Duvemåla (based on the Immigrant novels by Swedish writer Vilhelm Moberg), and Mamma Mia! (based on existing ABBA songs), all of these together with Björn Ulvaeus. Andersson believes folk music to be an essential heritage of any nation which must be kept alive and continuously developed, and to that end he performs folk music on the accordion together with Orsa Spelmän. Since the late nineties he mostly plays with his band Benny Anderssons orkester (Benny Andersson's orchestra/band) with Helen Sjöholm from Kristina from Duvemåla on vocals.

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See also: List of Swedes in music

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