Benny and Björn had already been a songwriting duo for six years when they teamed up with their girlfriends Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog — who were both Swedish pop stars already — to form Abba.The two of them were hardcore about songwriting: they bought a cottage on the island of Viggsö where they could focus on making their music and lyrics as catchy as humanly possible.Instead, machines are making the trading decisions.As the White House scrambles to contain the fallout from domestic violence allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter, the Democratic congresswoman called for chief of staff John Kelly to lose his job.A new study has found a 10% increase in suicides -- nearly 2,000 additional deaths -- was recorded in the United States in the four months after actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014.Redmond Gerard, a 17-year-old Colorado snowboarder drilled his final run in slopestyle to edge Canadians Max Parrot and Mark Mc Morris and give the United States its first gold medal at the Pyeong Chang Games.
Wall Street's recent wild ride isn't driven by nervous portfolio managers, retirees looking at their 401(k) statements or any other human traders.The duo has also penned hits for other artists including SWV's "Can We," Total's "Trippin'" and Tweet's "Call Me." Missy hasn't released a new album for 10 years, but she and Timbaland have dropped hints that they've got something brewing.America first discovered the Bee Gees with the 1977 disco soundtrack Saturday Night Fever."And so I started writing these story songs." A Brooklynite who was equally entranced by R&B and country (claiming his favorite singer was C&W mainstay Tex Ritter), Otis Blackwell began his career with 1953's "Daddy Rollin' Stone," which has been covered repeatedly. And even though Blackwell's own singing career never took off, it's been noted that his vocals on demos of songs that Presley recorded were followed faithfully by the King.
"At certain tempo, the way Elvis sang was the result of copying Otis' demos," said Blackwell's friend Doc Pomus. Many singer-songwriters reach the point where they have too many great tunes to fit into a live show.After the band split up, Ulvaeus and Andersson went on to collaborate on several musicals — including the Abba jukebox musical, Mamma Mia! Hall was an English major who said he learned to write songs by osmosis, soaking up everything from Dickens to Hemingway.