Wishing all the ABBA fans a happy and healthy 2014 wherever you are....
I recent bought a few copies of the "Frida International" magazine from e-Bay ; the images below are from issue number 15 which was published in September 1985. The magazine contains news and updates from the time as well as a press article from the "Something's Going On" documentary.
Another look back at one of the ABBA Magazines - this time issue number 8. The majority of the magazine is taken up with talk of the latest single "Summer Night City" (which had sold quarter of a million copies on the first day) and an interview with the group in the studio where they were recording two new tracks "Just A Notion" and "The King Has Lost His Crown".
The April 1999 edition of the Record Collector magazine included ABBA on the cover with two articles inside. The first was a detailed re-telling of the story of ABBA's victory in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest ; from the first meeting between Bjorn and Benny to the groups struggle for a hit single after "Waterloo". The second article was a review of the ABBA The Singles Collection CD box-set.
I recently added a second laser disc to my collection - this time a copy of ABBA The Movie. The disc was released in the UK in 1983 by MGM - what is interesting is that the front cover doesn't have the normal ABBA The Movie image instead they used a picture from the 1979 concert.
Today's Sunday Times Culture magazine in the UK includes a mention of "The Joy Of ABBA" which is part of BBC4's ABBA night next Friday.
A recent addition to my collection is a white CD single for "People Need Love" - as with the original 7" single in 1972 the group were yet to be named ABBA with the record credited to Bjorn & Benny with Frieda & Anna.