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February 18, 2014

The law of unintended consequences

ABBA now admit they only wore the outrageous outfits to avoid tax.

Reflecting on the group's sartorial record in a new book, Björn Ulvaeus said: "In my honest opinion we looked like nuts in those years. Nobody can have been as badly dressed on stage as we were."

And the reason for their bold fashion choices lay not just in the pop glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, but also in the Swedish tax code.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 18, 2014 06:24 AM