Abba mourns bass player

Abba mourns bass player


norman lebrecht

May 10, 2015

The Swedish group has posted:

Our friend, the bass player, guitarist, arranger and producer Rutger Gunnarsson has suddenly passed away in his home in Stockholm at the age of 69.

His unique way of playing his bass, his beautiful string arrangements and thorough work as a producer for countless Swedish and foreign artists and musicians have colored pop music from the early 70s up until today.

Rutger got the most attention through his long and intimate cooperation with Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and ABBA, participating in all of their albums, numerous singles, tours, movies and musicals. Here at the museum we are so grateful for having him here not to long ago, walking around with that special smile of his.

Rutger’s three children, Rickard, Mimmi and Joanna, all mourn their father along with a music world that suffers the loss of a great musician, colleague and a dear, dear friend.
Keep plying your magic bass where ever you are Rutger..
Rest in peace!