Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The One ABBA Member Who Didn't Smoke...

Agnetha smoking (Kind of hard to see because of the white wall.)
  There are many pictures of Benny, Agnetha, and Frida all smoking.  It is sad, but they did.  However, there are very few pictures of Bjorn smoking, and that is because he quit in 1974. 

  Bjorn wasn't really into smoking.  Even though he is the oldest ABBA member, he is also the youngest of the Hootenanny Singers.  The three older members, Tony Rooth, Johan Karlberg, and Hansi Schrawz, all smoked.  Bjorn wasn't interested at all.

  When Bjorn met up with Benny, Frida, and Agnetha, who all smoked, he was kind of influenced.  In 1974, Bjorn decided to try it out, but got tired of it and quit.  The other three ABBA members continued to smoke, sadly.

  I am happy that Bjorn never really got into smoking!  Smoking is an awful thing to do, so congratulations to Bjorn!  :)

  Something that I find strange is that in 1980, Agnetha was promoting "A Non Smoking Generation", even though she was still smoking a lot that year.  Thankfully, she quit smoking in 1985.  :)