Monday, 30 November 2015

Abba Date - 1st December 1975

On the 1st December 1975 Agnetha released her solo album "Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus" ("Eleven Women In A House") which had been due to be released in 1973 but was delayed due to Agnetha's work with Abba.

December Abba Calendar Pictures - Part 2

Four more December Abba calendar pictures...

December Abba Calendar Pictures - Part 1

Here are some pictures from old Abba calendars for the month of December...

December 2015 Abba Calendar

Finally made it to the last picture of my 2015 Abba calendar and I think that they have saved the best until last - Agnetha and Frida singing together during one of the 1979 concerts...

Abba Date - 30th November 2011

Today in 2011 Abba released a limited edition silver vinyl version of "Happy New Year" with the b-side "The Way Old Friends Do" - as you can see from the picture below I managed to get number 232 of the 500 released.

"The Visitors" Post Card

As part of the promotion for Abba's album "The Visitors" Polar issued post cards which included the album artwork...

Sunday, 29 November 2015

"The Visitors" Album Review

Here is a review for Abba's album "The Visitors" which I recently found...

Abba "The Visitors" Special Offers

The mail order leaflet below was included inside Abba's album "The Visitors" and included a range of Abba branded items for sale...

"The Visitors" Newspaper Advert

Here is an advert from a UK newspaper for Abba's album "The Visitors"...

"The Visitors" Photo Shoot

He are a few pictures from the photo shoot for the cover of Abba's album "The Visitors"...

Abba Date - 30th November 1981

On the 30th November 1981 Abba released their latest album "The Visitors" in Scandinavia - the album entered with Swedish charts on the 20th of December where it spent 14 weeks peaking at number 1.

Abba Date - 29th November 1974

On the 29th November 1974 ABBA released their latest single "So Long" in the UK. Although the single was not a hit in the UK (it was the only one not to make it into the top 50) it was a hit in Austria (No. 3), Sweden (No. 7) and Germany (No. 11).

Collection - "Super Trouper" CD Single

Abba's "Super Trouper" on CD single from my collection...

Saturday, 28 November 2015

"Super Trouper" Lyrics

The image below a shows the lyrics to Abba's single "Super Trouper" which were printed in Smash Hits magazine in the UK...

"Super Trouper" Single Chart Positions

As well as reaching the top of the U.K. singles chart Abba's "Super Trouper" was a big hit in other countries...

  • Number 1 - UK, Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands
  • Number 2 - Norway
  • Number 3 - Austria, Mexico
  • Number 4 - France
  • Number 5 - Finland
  • Number 9 - Spain
  • Number 11 - Sweden

Abba Date - 29th November 1980

On the 29th November 1980 Abba's latest single "Super Trouper" hit the number 1 spot in the UK singles chart. The single had entered the chart two weeks earlier at number 13 before jumping up to the number 2 spot week commencing 22nd November.

The UK top five w/c 29th November was as follows -

  1. Abba "Super Trouper"
  2. Blondie "The Tide Is High"
  3. Dennis Waterman "I Could Be So Good For You"
  4. Stephanie Mills "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
  5. David Bowie "Fashion"

"Super Trouper" stayed at the top of the UK chart for 3 weeks and was the third biggest selling single of the year.

Abba Magazine No. 32 - Part 2

More pictures from issue 32 of the Abba Magazine...

Friday, 27 November 2015

Abba Magazine No. 32 - Part 1

Here are some pictures from issue 32 of the Abba Magazine...

Abba Box Set Booklet

The box set edition of "Abba The Singles The First Ten Years" included a booklet which re-printed a number of newspaper articles from the group's career and a discography...