Per Lindvall entered the ABBA picture relatively late. His youth had something to do with this: he was only 21 when he made his ABBA debut on the session for Super Trouper (the song) in October 1980.
Per had been touring as a drummer since he was 13, and started working as a session musician in 1978. The following year he became a member of Janne Schaffer’s band Hörselmat, and it was probably through Janne’s recommendation that he ended up on the Super Trouper session.
A highly regarded drummer ever since, Per ended up playing drums on two tracks on ABBA’s last album The Visitors (Soldiers and the title track) in 1981. With the exception of The Day Before You Came, he was the only drummer used on the last group recordings in 1982. He is also one of the musicians invited by Björn and Benny to play on the ‘CHESS’ concept album, the two Gemini albums, the Josefin Nilsson album ‘Shapes’ and the two ‘Mamma Mia! film soundtrack albums. Per also played on the Agnetha Fältskog albums ‘Wrap Your Arms Around Me’ from 1983 and ‘A’ from 2013 and on the ABBA album Voyage released in 2021.
In 1990, he received a Swedish Grammis Award, an award from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 2018 and, in 2019, the Swedish Musicians Union’s prestigious Studioräven Award for his work as a session musician.