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Expressen, October 13, 1969
Special thanks to Jeffrey de Hart and Frank Axelsson for supplying this article.

"Engamement? No, why?"


JÖNKÖPING (Expressen). – Engagement? No, why? Things work fine anyway. Björn Ulvaeus, 24, says and hugs Agnetha Fältskog, 19.


There’s no hesitation that this is the pop romance of the year – on the highest Svensktoppen level. The couple is right now touring throughout the country with the show “Top 69”. Between the performances they furnish their new three-room apartment on Lilla Essingen in Stockholm.


The couple Fältskog – Ulvaeus who we met at Agnetha’s parents’ in Jönköping – has a lot scheduled ahead.


-In the spring we’re going to the US. Both to get new ideas and relax, Björn reveals.


Is this our new song duo, Agnetha and Björn?


-No, Björn says. You should be careful with working together too much.


Agnetha nods and agrees.


For Agnetha Svensktoppen is a dream, of course.


-My last song was rejected in the tryout, she says.


Now Agnetha tries again with a melody she has written together with her former fiancé, the German Dieter Zimmerman. The lyric writer Fältskog has named it “Som en vind kom du till mig”.


-But I believe more in the other melody, ”Zigenarvän”.


Agnetha Fältskog has composed it herself. Just like her breakthrough song a couple of years ago, ”Jag var så kär”.


Björn – who more and more has established himself as a solo artist – is walking around these days humming on suitable movie melodies. Together with Benny Andersson he’ll be responsible for the music of a Swedish-American production.


-It was meant that he should have been in the movie as well, Agnetha says. But I don't think that the role would fit him.


 Björn is very secretive about the film, but says it’s modern, i.e. it’s a lot about sex.


-But it’s serious, Björn emphasizes. And that is also modern…


The collaboration with Benny then continues after New Year’s at Valand in Gothenburg.