Tuesday, July 14, 2009
ABBA = ABBA
I was dragged to an ABBA tribute concert last Friday night. I'm regrettably familiar with ABBA's music, Mama Mia veteran (even the sing-a-long), but it was the first time I realized the band's name is a palindrome. It is also the first time the name reminded me of a rhyme scheme. (Two revelations, one night.) What is the real origin of the name? According the Wpedia, it's an acronym for the first names of the bandmembers: Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Anni-Frid. I know, you'll never hear Dancing Queen quite the same way again. Anyway, let me know if you can think of any other palindromic bands.
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