Friday, 23 June 2017

Abba Article

To read this article about the Mamma Mia theamed restaurant Bjorn is planning in London click here...

Alice Cooper

To read this article where Alice Cooper discusses touring Australia at the same time as Abba in 1977 click here...

Abba Date - 23rd June 1973

Abba's single "Ring Ring" entered the charts in the Netherlands today in 1973 where it reached number 5...

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Classic Pop

The latest issue of the magazine Classic Pop includes this brief mention of Abba's last studio album "The Visitors"...

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Agnetha Vinyl

Agnetha's single "The Heat Is On" was also released as a 12" single in Germany in 1983...

Abba Date - 20th June 1983

Agnetha's single "The Heat Is On" entered the charts in Germany today in 1983 where it reached number 20...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Abba Single

Abba's single "Love Isn't Easy" (b-side "I'm Just A Girl") from Denmark which was available in two slightly different covers...

Abba Picture

This picture of Abba was taken on the 20th June 1973 in Copenhagen whilst the group were on a promotional visit to Denmark...

Abba Date - 20th June 1973

On the 20th June 1973 Abba appeared on the TV show "Sommerlordag" ("Summer Saturday") in Denmark where they performed "Love Isn't Easy (But It Sure Is Hard Enough)"...

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Compilation

This Abba compilation cassette was released in Russia in 1992 ; I suspect that this was a bootleg release as from what I can tell the track list is the same as "Abba Gold"...

Side 1

  • Dancing Queen
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Mamma Mia
  • Lay All Your Love On Me
  • Super Trouper
  • I Have A Dream
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Money, Money, Money
  • S.O.S


Side 2

  • Chiquitita
  • Fernando
  • Voulez-Vous
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • One Of Us
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Thank You For The Music
  • Waterloo

Photo Shoot

Abba's "Keep Britain Tidy" photo shoot from 1976...

19th June 1976

Today in 1976 Abba's single "Mamma Mia" entered the Adult Contemporary chart in Canada where it reached number 11...

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1976...

Abba Cassette

This Abba compilation was released in Germany in 1986 and included the following track listing -

Side 1

  • Mamma Mia
  • Fernando
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Summer Night City
  • Chiquitita
  • Dancing Queen


Side 2

  • I Have A Dream
  • Money, Money, Money
  • The Winner Takes It All
  • One Of Us
  • Super Trouper
  • Thank You For The Music

Collection Update

The latest Agnetha item added to my collection is this sheet music for her single "Can't Shake Loose"...

Bjorn Poster

This poster of Bjorn was included in issue 7 of the International Abba Magazine which was published in June 1982...

Friday, 16 June 2017

Abba Magazine

The 7th issue of the International Abba Magazine was published during June 1982 and was all about Frida's solo album. The bulk of the magazine was taken up with a telephone interview with Frida who was in the studio working on "Something's Going On" during which she mentioned -

  • She had listened to over 500 tracks before choosing the tracks for the album
  • Her favourite track on "The Visitors" was the title track
  • Phil Collins arranged for Earth, Wind and Fire to play on her album
  • In the video for "Head Over Heels" she bumps into Lasse Hallstrom
  • Bjorn and Benny were planning to work on a "concept" album

Abba Magazine

Seems to be a good week for Abba magazines - just received issue 131 of the Official International Abba Fan Club magazine...

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1976...

Abba Cassette

I recently found details of this Abba cassette titled "More Abba Gold" (which I am assuming is a bootleg) that included a mixture of tracks from the official "Abba Gold" and "More Abba Gold" releases...

Side 1

  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Dancing Queen
  • Mamma Mia
  • Money, Money, Money
  • S.O.S
  • Voulez-Vous
  • Does Your Mother Know
  • The Name Of The Game

Side 2

  • I Am The City
  • When I Kissed The Teacher
  • Head Over Heels
  • The Visitors
  • Honey, Honey
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Eagle
  • Summer Night City

Abba Date - 16th June 1993

Today in 1993 the compilation album "More Abba Gold" entered the charts in Norway where it reached number 16...

Magazine

Just received the Summer 2017 issue of the great Abba Intermezzo Magazine from the International Abba Fan Club...

Abba - 15th June 1976

Abba's album "Abba" entered the charts in Canada on the 15th June 1976 where it reached number 55...

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Photo Shoot

Agnetha and Frida photo shoot from 1976...

Abba Date - 15th June 1974

Today in 1974 Abba's single "Waterloo" entered the charts in Canada where is spent 12 weeks reaching number 7...

Abba Article

To read this article which mentions the Abba plaque in Brighton click here...

Abba Article

To read this article from The Guardian which mentions Abba's "Voulez-Vous" click here...

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1976...

Abba Date - 14th June 1983

Today in 1983 Agnetha's album "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" entered the Swedish charts at number 1...

Abba Date - 14th June 1974

Abba's single "Waterloo" entered the charts in New Zealand today in 1974 where it stayed for 13 weeks reaching number 3...

Monday, 12 June 2017

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1976...

Abba Date - 13th June 2012

The Abba compilation album "The Essential Collection" entered the Austrian charts on the 13th June 2012...

Abba Date - 13th June 1988

On the 13th June 1988 Agnetha's album "I Stand Alone" entered the Australian charts...