Drummer appeared on all albums
Ola Brunkert, a former drummer for the Swedish pop band Abba, was found dead March 16; he apparently had hit his head on a glass door in his home in Mallorca, Spain. He was 62.
One of the few musicians to appear on all Abba albums, Brunkert played with Abba on the group’s first single, “People Need Love,” and toured with the band in 1977, 1979 and 1980.
He had been a jazz drummer and a member of the blues band Slim’s Blues Gang, before joining pop group Science Poption in the mid-1960s.
Abba was one of the world’s most successful bands, with album sales of more than 370 million. The group has not performed together since 1982 but continues to sell nearly 3 million records a year.