Swedish supergroup Abba was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a ceremony Monday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
According to The New York Times, "Only half of Abba was on hand for its award, the first for a Scandinavian band: Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson, who named Swedish folk music, German schmaltz and John Philip Sousa among the group's influences. Faith Hill belted out ABBA's 'The Winner Takes It All,' with Mr. Andersson leading the backup band on piano."
Also inducted in the performers group were Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, the Hollies, and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.
David Geffen, who founded Asylum, Geffen, and Dreamworks Records, was inducted into the hall of fame for music executives. The gay billionaire told the audience "I have no talent," according to the Times.