The Swedish pop group Abba mainly wore its flamboyant outfits during its heyday in order to be able to take a tax deduction on its clothing, according to a new book.

One of the band members, Bjorn Ulvaeus, revealed in “Abba: The Official Photo Book,” that the group would not have been able to deduct the cost of its costumes, under Swedish tax laws, unless the clothing was so outrageous that it could not be worn on the street in normal life.

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