Legendary Bassist Rutger Gunnarsson Plays ‘Dancing Queen’ In Rare Clip

Legendary Bassist Rutger Gunnarsson Plays ‘Dancing Queen’ In Rare Clip | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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ABBA’s legacy as one of the greatest musical groups of all time will never be forgotten by anyone. Their greatest hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and many more cemented their status as one of the celebrated acts of all time to this date. And none of it would have happened if it weren’t for their sheer power of harmonies and instrumentals.

But as much as we can associate ABBA to the four musicians (Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad), the group have a wide range of instrumentalists at their backs, holding the fort of creating magnificent rhythms that beautify and intensify the pop songs that ABBA are well known for. One musician in mind was their legendary bassist Rutger Gunnarsson.

Gunnarsson, also a session player to other artists such as Celine Dion, Elton John, and Westlife, was best known for his work on all of ABBA’s albums and tours. Bringing the magic of bass with him, he had performed to a lot of ABBA’s songs. Inside this one popular clip of him playing bass for ABBA’s iconic “Dancing Queen,” you know it’s definitely what you need.

Even after all these years, Gunnarsson’s ability to solidify the structure of the song was still present. It wasn’t flashy nor complicated, but the way he correctly delivered the bass tones could give you a nostalgic feeling of the 70s, grooving and jiving your way to the dance floor.

You can watch the video clip here.