ABBA Honoured With Blue Plaque In Brighton
Published on 28 June 2017
A blue plaque commemorating ABBA’s Eurovision Song Contest victory at the Brighton Dome in 1974 has been unveiled. The music legends were honoured by BBC Sussex early this month as part of BBC Music Day when 47 Blue Plaques were awarded around the country.
The new blue plaques are to recognise people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country. ABBA launched their international career after winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden at the Brighton Dome on 6th April 1974 with Waterloo. BBC Sussex assistant editor Mark Carter, said “ABBA’s victory in 1974 at the Eurovision Song Contest at the Brighton Dome launched their career and changed the face of music. We are proud to celebrate Brighton’s connection with these international superstars whose music continues to inspire and bring joy to millions of people around the world”.
Mike Read, chairman of the British Plaque Trust, said “A blue plaque is a recognised symbol of our national heritage, a visible milestone in our history which serves as a permanent reminder of who we are, where we’ve been and what we’ve achieved. The British Plaque Trust commemorates notable people from all walks of life who have made an important contribution to the history of our nation. We are delighted to have worked with the BBC towards Music Day 2017 for the last six months, making it possible to add deserving local music legends to the footprint of British history”.