Friday, 30 December 2016

Abba EP From Brazil

This 7" Abba EP was released in Brazil in 1981 and included the following tracks -
  • Happy New Year
  • Super Trouper
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Andante, Andante

Abba Date - 31st December 2011

On the 31st December 2011 Abba's single "Happy New Year" entered the charts in the Netherlands where it reached number 11...

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Abba Compilation Album

This Abba compilation album "Best Of Abba" was released in South Korea in 1990 and includes the following tracks -

Side 1

  • Dancing Queen
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Chiquitita
  • Waterloo
  • Mamma Mia

Side 2

  • Honey Honey
  • The Name Of The Game
  • SOS
  • Fernando
  • Eagle

Collection Update

The latest vinyl I have added to my collection is the double compilation album "Absolute Abba"...

Abba Mentioned In Guardian Article

Abba's "Dancing Queen" is mentioned on this article from The Guardian - to read the article click here...

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Abba Date - 29th December 1982

Today in 1982 Abba's single "Under Attack" entered the charts in Switzerland where it reached number 15...

Compilation CD From Japan

The picture below shows a bootleg Abba compilation album titled "Abba Best" which was released on CD in Japan in the 1980s...

Abba Date - 29th December 2008

On the 29th December 2008 "Abba Gold Complete Edition" which included the two albums "Abba Gold" and "More Abba Gold" entered the charts in Japan where it reached number 21...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Russian Abba Album Compilation

This Abba album compilation which included "Ring Ring" and "Abba The Album" was released in Russia...

Abba Date - 28th December 1973

On the 28th December 1973 Abba's single "Ring Ring" started a 15 week stay in the charts reaching number 3 which was their first big hit in that country..

Monday, 26 December 2016

Abba Date - 27th December 1999

Today in 1999 Abba's "Happy New Year" entered the charts in Germany - the CD single (pictured below) also included the German version of "Ring Ring" and "Thank You For The Music"...

Abba Date - 27th December 1982

Today in 1982 Abba's "Under Attack" entered the charts in Germany where it reached number 22...

Agnetha Photo Shoot

A few pictures from an Agnetha photo shoot which took place in 1971...

Abba Date - 26th December 1971

On the 26th December 1971 Agnetha's latest single "Drom ar Drom Och Saga Saga" entered the Swedish Svensktoppen chart where it reached number 3...

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Abba Collection Update

Here are some pictures of the latest CD added to my collection - "Abba 18 Hits"...

Friday, 23 December 2016

Abba Albums On Amazon Chart

Following the re-showing of an Abba documentary last night in the UK a number of Abba albums have appeared on Amazon's "Movers And Shakers" chart including "The Visitors" which is currently at number 2 on that chart with an amazing 932% increase in sales...

Abba Album Box Set

This box set originally released in Switzerland in 1978 included the following albums -

  • The Best Of Abba
  • Arrival
  • Abba The Album

Abba Date - 24th December 1979

Today in 1979 Abba's single "I Have A Dream" entered the German charts where it reached number 4 topping off a great year where the group had 5 hit singles in Germany...

  • Chiquitita (Number 3)
  • Does Your Mother Know (Number 10)
  • Voulez-Vous (Number 14)
  • Gimme ! Gimme! Gimme! (Number 3)
  • I Have A Dream (Number 4)

Abba Date - 24th December 2004

On Christmas Eve 2004 Frida was in Germany with Jon Lord where they appeared live on the TV show "Alle Jahre Wieder" where they performed their track "The Sun Will Shine Again"...

Abba Date - 23rd December 1979

Today in 1979 Abba's latest single "I Have A Dream" entered the charts in Switzerland where it reached number 1 spending 12 weeks in the charts - this was the groups third single to reach the top of the charts in 1979 in Switzerland after "Chiquitita" and "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme".

Abba Date - 23rd December 1992

On the 23rd December 1992 Abba's single "Dancing Queen" (with "The Day Before You Came") entered the charts in New Zealand where it stayed for 7 weeks reaching number 14...

Abba Date - 23rd December 1982

Today in 1982 Frida appeared on Swedish TV where she performed "You Know What I Mean"...

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Abba Collection From Taiwan

The picture below shows an Abba compilation originally issued in Taiwan in 1978 which included the following albums -

  • Abba The Album
  • Arrival
  • Greatest Hits

Promotional Abba Item

Here is an advert which was issued in Sweden for "Abba The Album" and "Abba The Movie"...

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Abba Merchandise Offer

The picture below shows the Abba merchandise offer which was included with the album "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" when it was released in America...

Abba Date - 22nd December 1979

On the 22nd December 1979 Abba's "Greatest Hits Vol. 2" entered the Billboard Album chart in America...

Abba Date - 22nd December 1970

On this day in 1970 Bjorn and Benny's single "Hej Gamle Man!" entered the charts in Sweden where it stayed for 9 weeks reaching number 5...

Abba Date - 22nd December 1974

Today in 1974 Abba were in Sweden recording performances of "So Long" and "I've Been Waiting For You" for the TV show "Minnenas Television" which was broadcast on the 3rd January 1975...

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Abba Album From The Netherlands

The picture below shows Abba's "Honey Honey" album which was released in the Netherlands...

Abba Date - 21st December 1974

Today in 1974 Abba's single "Honey Honey" entered the charts in the Netherlands where it reached number 16...

Abba Date - 20th December 1971

The picture below shows Frida and Benny attending the premier of the latest James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever" on the 20th December 1971 in Stockholm...

Monday, 19 December 2016

Abba Date - 20th December 1981

Today in 1981 Abba's single "One Of Us" was released in Japan...

Frida Photo Shoot

Pictures from a Frida photo shoot from 1975...

Abba Date - 20th December 1975

On the 20th December 1975 Frida's solo version of "Fernando" entered the Swedish Svensktoppen chart where it reached number 1...

Promotional Abba Single

In Finland in 1974 the "Abba" fish company distributed promotional copies of Abba's single "Waterloo" to their clients...

Blue Abba Vinyl

Blue vinyl release of Abba's single "Waterloo"...

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Abba Date - 19th December 1974

Today in 1974 Abba were in London recording a performance of their single "Waterloo" for the Christmas edition of Top Of The Pops...

Abba Date - 19th December 1975

On the 19th December 1975 Abba's "Mamma Mia" entered the charts in Switzerland where it spent 15 weeks including 2 at the top of the chart....

Abba Double Album Collection

This Abba compilation from Russia included the groups albums "Abba" and "The Visitors" and was released in 2007...

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Abba Compilation Album

This Abba compilation album was released in America in 1984 and included the following tracks ;

Side 1

  • Dancing Queen
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Waterloo
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • S.O.S
  • Super Trouper
  • When All Is Said And Done

Side 2

  • Fernando
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • Voulez-Vous
  • Chiquitita
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Honey Honey
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • On And On And On

Abba Compilation Album

This promotional Abba compilation album, titled simply "Abba", was released in America in 1977 and included the following tracks ;

Side 1

  • Take A Chance On Me
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Fernando
  • Eagle

Side 2

  • Dancing Queen
  • Waterloo
  • S.O.S
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Thank You For The Music

Abba Date - 18th December 1982

On the 18th December 1982 "Abba The Singles - The First 10 Years" entered the American Billboard chart where it stayed for 18 weeks reaching number 62...

18th December 1976

Today in 1976 Abba's single "Dancing Queen" entered the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart where it reached number 3...

Friday, 16 December 2016