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And this final (musical) note . . .

ABBA

It should open by 2008.

ABBA's sold more than 370 million albums to date and still manages to sell 3 million a year.

The city of Stockholm's betting the museum will draw a few of those fans, perhaps as many as 500,000 a year.

Band members plan to donate the exhibits, but they won't be involved with the museum. Corporate sponsors will foot the bill.

The museum is going to have one special feature: a studio where fans can record their own version of ABBA hits.

So in that spirit, here's our Marketplace choral tribute to ABBA.

[ Marketplace staff singing along ]

Ah well, the cover is seldom as good as the original.

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Bob Moon is Marketplace’s senior business correspondent, based in Los Angeles.
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