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ABBA’s stylist reveals the Swedish pop superstars had an extensive backstage rider

They were the darlings of pop music with a sexy but wholesome image. 

But ABBA’s stylist reveals the Swedish pop superstars had an extensive backstage rider that included plenty of alcohol.  

When the group were in Australia in February 1977, stylist Ingmarie Halling tells Sunday Night that the singers, despite their innocent image, had plenty of drinks flowing backstage.

Not so innocent! The unexpected items Swedish pop stars ABBA demanded on their backstage rider during their wild 1977 Australian tour

Reciting their requests to the news program, Ingmarie listed off their list of demands, including rum, champagne and whiskey. 

‘Two bottles of French dry champagne, well chilled, two bottles of Perrier water, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Negrita rum’ she quoted from the original rider. 

There were plenty of non-alcoholic items also, with Ingmarie listing: ‘A half bottle of ten bottles of Coca-Cola, tea, coffee, milk, lemon, sugar, cups, glasses and spoons’.   

Member Agnetha Fältskog told the program that she was grateful for the massive  interest in the group in Australia, with fans going wilder for the chat-topping  Swedes than they had done over The Beatles.

Long list! When the group were in Australia in February 1977, stylist Ingmarie Halling (pictured) tells Sunday Night that the singers, despite their innocent image, had plenty of drinks flowing backstage

Long list! When the group were in Australia in February 1977, stylist Ingmarie Halling (pictured) tells Sunday Night that the singers, despite their innocent image, had plenty of drinks flowing backstage

Lubricated! 'Two bottles of French dry champagne, well chilled, two bottles of Perrier water, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Negrita rum' were listed on the original rider

Lubricated! ‘Two bottles of French dry champagne, well chilled, two bottles of Perrier water, Johnnie Walker Black Label, Negrita rum’ were listed on the original rider

Support! Member Agnetha Fältskog (pictured) told the program that she was grateful for the massive interest in the group in Australia, with fans going wilder for the chat-topping Swedes

Support! Member Agnetha Fältskog (pictured) told the program that she was grateful for the massive interest in the group in Australia, with fans going wilder for the chat-topping Swedes

Agnetha was also pleased by ABBA’s 1990s revival which followed thanks to the film Muriel’s Wedding.

The 1994 Australian comedy featured a scene where characters Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) and Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths) did a lip sync performance to teh ABBA hit Waterloo. 

The movie also attracted Cher, who went on to star in the Mammia Mia: Here We Go Again musical movie as Ruby Sheridan earlier this year.

Revival: Cher recently that iconic Australian film Muriel's Wedding inspired her fascination with ABBA

Revival: Cher recently that iconic Australian film Muriel’s Wedding inspired her fascination with ABBA

Hits: The 1994 Australian comedy featured a scene where characters Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette, right) and Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths, left) performing Waterloo

Hits: The 1994 Australian comedy featured a scene where characters Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette, right) and Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths, left) performing Waterloo

‘I really got into [ABBA] from Muriel’s Wedding,’ the 72-year-old Cher told The Project on Monday.  

The 1994 Australian comedy featured a scene where characters Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) and Rhonda Epinstalk (Rachel Griffiths), who performed a lip sync performance to Waterloo. 

The pop icon is about to embark on her her 11-show tour of Australia and her first show will be in Newcastle, New South Wales, on September 26. 

Siren song: Cher belted out ABBA hits when starred in Mammia Mia: Here We Go Again as Ruby Sheridan. Pictured: Cher with co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper

Siren song: Cher belted out ABBA hits when starred in Mammia Mia: Here We Go Again as Ruby Sheridan. Pictured: Cher with co-stars Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper

 

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