The four-member Swedish hit machine ABBA quit in 1982 soon after the band's two couples split. They left behind a string of catchy pop songs like "Dancing Queen," ''Waterloo" and "Knowing Me Knowing You."
ABBA was never as big in the United States as in Europe. But 6 million of the 26 million copies of ABBA's greatest hits collection were sold in the U.S., and the stage and film productions of "Mamma Mia" kept their songs alive for a new generation and those who might have missed them in the first place. NEWSCOM
British rock band 'Genesis' members Tony Banks, (L) Phil Collins (C) and Mike Rutherford (R) pose for photographs at a hotel in central London, in 2006. Genesis will be inducted into the Rock and Roll of Fame tonight. NEWSCOM
Genesis was a leader in Britain's progressive rock movement in the 1970s, with singer Peter Gabriel dressed in outfits including a giant sunflower for elaborate performances and with the album "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway." In this photo, Gabriel (L) appears with U2 guitarist The Edge after being awarded Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award 2008 in London. NEWSCOM
Jamaica's Jimmy Cliff was among the first to export the reggae musical style and will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight. His best-known songs include "You Can Get It if You Really Want," ''The Harder They Come" and "Many Rivers to Cross." Edi Engeler/Associated Press
Iggy Pop and The Stooges never sold many records. But the brutal force of their 1973 album "Raw Power" influenced the punk movement to come, and the rubber-limbed Pop was an electric frontman. They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight. In this photo, Pop performs at a 1998 music festival. NEWSCOM
Led by the harmonies of singers Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, The Hollies produced British invasion hits like "Bus Stop" and "Carrie-Anne." After Nash left, the Hollies kept up with 1970s standards "The Air That I Breathe," ''He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" and "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)." The band is expected to not only be inducted tonight but perform as well. NEWSCOM
American rock band Phish is expected to perform at tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In this photo, Singer/guitarist Trey Anastasio and bassist Mike Gordon performs as part of their reunion Summer Tour 2009. NEWSCOM
Songwriter Carole King is inducting old colleagues from an era (the 1950s and early 1960s) when performers largely left songwriting to others. King is seen in this photo appearing with Gloria Estefan. NEWSCOM
Country singer Faith Hill is scheduled to perform tonight. NEWSCOM
Reports say the suspects in yesterday's butchering of a British soldier have Nigerian ancestry. However, they appeared to be driven by UK involvement in other Muslim nations.
Ian Evans, Correspondent /
May 23, 2013
Anti-terrorist police are preparing to interview two hospitalized suspects arrested after a brutal attack on an off-duty soldier in southeast London who was butchered in the street with knives and a meat cleaver.