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The Death of Ola Brunkert

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The world of ABBA was shaken on March 16th, 2008 by the accidental death of Ola Brunkert.  It is fascinating how prominent a news story  his death became considering how few people knew who Ola Brunkert was. One article pointed how Ola played on most of the records of what most people regard as one of the most successful musical acts of all time, so yes that suggests that Ola  made an important if unsung contribution to the world at large.

Ola was ABBA's main live and session drummer. He played on all eight of their studio albums. He played on their first single, "People Need love" and many, but not all of their biggest hits. He played on their 1977, 1979 and 1980 live  tou…