Hans Ragnar Fredriksson is the son of Anni Frid Lyngstad, a Swedish singer, songwriter, and environmentalist who was born in Norway. She is best known for being the lead singer and one of the founding partners of the Swedish pop group ABBA. Hans is known largely due to his mother’s success but he has also established himself as a record producer. He
Hans Ragnar Fredriksson Family
Hans was born to Anni and musician Ragnar Fredriksson on 26 January 1963. Hans also has a younger sibling Ann Lise-Lotte. He is married and has two biological children and one stepson. Hans had a difficult time to cope with his parents’ divorce as he was hardly 5 years old but gradually he made peace with it and was close to both of his parents. Hans’s mother had to travel a lot because of her work and music shows, which got them a little time together but still they shared a lot of love for each other.
Hans’s mother was born on November 15, 1945, in Bjergsen, a small village in Ballangen Norway, to parents Synni Lyngstad a Norwegian, and Alfred Haase a German sergeant in the Wehrmacht. Anni’s mother and grandmother fled their birthplace in Norway and went to a sweden region due to their concern about being punished for doing business with the Germans. However, after a few years Anni’s mother died of kidney failure and so the grandmother-granddaughter moved to Torshälla, a town outside of Eskilstuna. There Anni’s grandmother was employed as a tailor. In August 1952, Anni-Frid started going to school.
During the summer vacations, Anni-Frid spent time at her birthplace and maintained close ties with her family, especially her uncle and her four aunts. She was close to her aunt Olive, who once remarked that she always tried her best to make Anni-Frid feel wanted and comfortable when she visited since she observed how lonely and reserved the young woman was.
Hans Ragnar Fredriksson’s Love for Music
Hans Ragnar Fredriksson, also went into the music industry following the footsteps of her mother and father. On ABBA’s final tours in North America and Japan, he was a junior technician. He participated in songwriting and penned several songs with his mother, some of which were included on her 1984 solo album “Shine.” He later transitioned onto making records.
In numerous interviews, Hans’s mother Anni mentioned that her grandmother regularly sang songs to her, which included Norwegian songs; it had a great influence on her. She showed her musical talent at a very early age. She was frequently invited to sing in front of the class on Fridays by her teacher, and she quickly gained a reputation for having a lovely voice both at school and in the neighbourhood. According to Lyngstad, her grandmother pushed her to sing, but she was never there for any of her concerts. Her grandma didn’t live to see ABBA’s success because she passed away just before the band was formed.