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Abba’s 1974 Eurovision win marked with Blue Plaque at Dome

Besi Besemar June 15, 2017

A Blue Plaque will be unveiled at Brighton Dome today marking Abba’s victory in the 19th Eurovision Song Contest staged at the Dome on April 6, 1974.

It was one of 47 plaques announced by BBC Local Radio, BBC Asian Network and The British Plaque Trust, commemorating people or places that have influenced the musical landscape across the country.

The plaque will be unveiled on BBC Music Day (Thursday, June 15) between 6.45pm and 7.00pm, live on BBC Sussex.  Bjorn Again will perform Waterloo in the Pavilion Gardens shortly after the unveiling and everyone is invited to go down and join in the celebrations.

David Bowie, John Peel and Sandy Denny are among the other artists who were chosen by a panel of experts to receive Blue Plaques in their honour, after radio listeners were asked for their nominations.