Success came quite late to the New Yorker born Hugh Cregg III.
1983 was an extremely busy year in the singer's post-ABBA world.
The million-selling 'My Sharona' became America’s biggest-selling song of 1979, and one of the catchiest rock numbers in memory.
Six ABBA solo albums will be reissued on vinyl on 28 July 2017. They include albums by Agnetha and Frida and an Ulvaeus/Andersson disc.