Saturday, November 01, 2014

"Thank you for the music" / A visit to the site of the famed Polar Studios in Stockholm

2014.11.01-IMG_2663So I say
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music
For giving it to me
- "Thank You for the Music" - ABBA

Polar Studios was the home base for ABBA. Located at Sankt Eriksgatan 58-60 on Kungsholmen in Stockholm, Sweden, Polar Studios was founded by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA in 1977.

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Many others used the studio, most notably Led Zeppelin (for their last album, In Through the Outdoor), Genesis (Duke), and Roxette (various albums). I had to drop by the location (as part of my musical tours!) and took that albums mentioned above (plus ABBA of course) along on the iPod. The studio moved to a new location in 2004.

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