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Wednesday December 16, 2009 6:38 pm

ABBA Inducted Into Hall of Fame




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Awards, Pop, Reggae, Rock,

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Benny Andersson never expected to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The Swedish foursome will join the prestigious roll of honor much to the surprise of the “Waterloo” hitmakers. The musical group join The Hollies, The Stooges, Genesis and Jimmy Cliff in the upcoming induction.

“I didn’t think this would happen, because we were a pop band, not a rock band. Being a foreigner from the North Pole, this feels really good,” Andersson said.

Meanwhile, Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, 62, said he was delighted to finally be recognized. “We’ve been rejected seven times, and we would have set a record, I think, if it happened again,” he said.

Those who didn’t make year’s cut are Darlene Love, Donna Summer, , Laura Nyro, LL Cool J, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Chantels.

The Class of 2010 be inducted at a ceremony on March 15.

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