The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the worlds greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots.
Most people know that ABBA (19721982) were a Swedish band who became one of the worlds most successful pop groups after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with their song Waterloo. What, perhaps,they dont know is that they have sold over 380 million albums and singles; that their name was chosen through a newspaper competition, alternatives includedAlibaba, FABB and Baba; that their royalties from the Soviet Union were so big they had to be paid in oil rights; and that 3.5 million people applied for tickets to see ABBA at Londons Royal Albert Hall in 1977. Biographic: ABBA presents an instant impression of their life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the musicians behind the music.