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R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: March 18, 2008 16:59

Abba drummer Ola Brunkert found dead with throat cut in Spain

By Matthew Moore and agencies
Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 18/03/2008

A former member of the Swedish pop group Abba has been found dead at his home in Spain.

Ola Brunkert, a drummer who played on all the band's albums, is believed to have bled to death from a throat wound after crashing through a glass door or window.

The 62-year-old managed to walk outside to seek help but died in his garden, according to police sources on the island of island of Mallorca. There is no suggestion of foul play.


Brunkert was a Swedish jazz drummer and session musician who became a key member of Abba's recording team.

He was one of only two musicians to play on all Abba's albums and also toured with the band in 1977, 1979, and 1980.

Before joining Abba he played in groups including Slim's Blues Gang, Science Poption and Opus III.

He retired to the island of Mallorca to play with his own jazz band. He lived alone, and his body was found by a neighbour on Sunday night.

Abba, the Eurovision-winning pop band, topped charts around the world in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Fronted by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad, their hits included Thank You for the Music, Knowing Me, Knowing You, and Dancing Queen.

[www.telegraph.co.uk]

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: TE ()
Date: March 18, 2008 17:06

Ouch,

Living together with a BIG fan. She just told me the sad news.
Not "that" fond of pop music but ABBA had it all.

R.I.P Ola

TE
Oslo

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: inopeng ()
Date: March 18, 2008 17:22

Keith outlives another...

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: ablett ()
Date: March 18, 2008 17:45

"Keith outlives another..."

Eh???

Sounds a tragic accident

RIP

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: Adi Tyler ()
Date: March 18, 2008 17:56

So sorry to hear about this.
Some ABBA sounds still groove me...
Does Ya Mother Know..??..

...... RIP Ola.

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: allaboard70 ()
Date: March 18, 2008 18:34

Very sad. I'm from Sweden.

Johan

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: CousinC ()
Date: March 18, 2008 18:58

In the 70's I became friends with their drummer on Abba's European tour.

He's been a nice bloke.
But, - that guy was black! Was that him or did they change drummers?

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: inopeng ()
Date: March 18, 2008 19:14

Ooops, no insult intended.

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: Baboon Bro ()
Date: March 18, 2008 20:18

Brunkert wasnt black; the dude tricked ya, CousinC.

RIP Ola.

Re: R.I.P. Abba drummer Ola Brunkert
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: March 18, 2008 22:15

That's Ola, CousinC

In this image made available Monday March 17, 2008 by Ringside Events, Swedish drummer Ola Brunkert gestures during a show in Uppsala, Sweden, March 27, 2007. Brunkert, a former drummer for the Swedish pop band ABBA has been found dead in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, police said Monday, March 17, 2008. Brunkert appeared on all ABBA albums. He first played with ABBA on the group's very first single, People Need Love and toured with the band in 1977, 1979, and 1980. (AP Photo/Roger Schederin, Ringside Events, HO)

[ap.google.com]



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