Sunday, 30 April 2017

Abba Date - 1st May 1976

Today in 1976 the compilation album "The Best Of Abba" re-entered the Netherlands album chart where it spent 53 weeks including 9 weeks at number 1...

May 2017

This is the picture for May from my 2017 Abba Calendar...

Frida Picture

This picture of Frida was taken during her visit to London in September 1983 and was used as the cover for her single "Here We'll Stay"...

Abba Date - 30th April 1983

Today in 1983 Frida's single "Here We'll Stay" entered the National Hitparade chart in the Netherlands where it reached number 34...

Abba Date - 30th April 1972

Today in 1972 Abba, or as they were known at the time Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, appeared on Swedish TV for the first time as a group where they performed "People Need Love"...

Saturday, 29 April 2017

April 1971

Pictures from Agnetha, Benny and Bjorn's 1971 tour...

Photo Shoot

Photo shoot completed as part of Agnetha, Benny and Bjorn's tour at the end of April 1971...

April 1971

At the end of April 1971 Agnetha, Bjorn and Benny started a tour around Sweden...

Photo Shoot

This Abba photo shoot took place during March 1975...

Friday, 28 April 2017

Photo Shoot

These photos of Abba were taken Paris during April 1975...

Abba Advert

Here is an American advert for Abba's "Abba" album...

Abba Date - April 29th 1975

Today in 1975 Abba's third album "Abba" entered the Swedish charts where it spent 16 weeks at the top of the charts...

Abba Date - April 28th 1988

Today in 1988 Benny, Bjorn and Frida all attended the premier of "Chess" at the Imperial Theatre in Broadway....

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Abba Date - 28th April 1984

On the 28th April 1984 the Abba compilation album "I Love Abba" entered the Billboard chart in America...

Abba Date - 28th April 1975

Along with videos for "Bang-A-Boomerang", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "Mamma Mia" Abba also filmed the video for "S.O.S" over the 28th and 29th April 1975...

Abba Date - 28th April 1975

A few pictures from Abba's "Mamma Mia" video which was filmed over the 28th and 29th April 1975...

Abba Date - 28th April 1975

The video for Abba's single "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" was filmed over the 28th and 29th April 1975...

Abba Date - 28th April 1975

From the 28th April 1975 Abba spent two days filming videos including "Bang-a-boomerang"...

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Photo Shoot

Frida photo shoot images from 1969...

Abba Date - 27th April 1969

On the 27th April 1969 Frida's single "Harlig Ar Var Jord" ("Our Earth Is Wonderful") entered the Swedish Svensktoppen chart where it reached number 8...

Photo Shoot

At the end of the filming of the TV special "Dick Cavett Meets Abba" the group posed for these photos...

TV Special

Agnetha and Frida pictures taken during the filming of the TV special "Dick Cavett Meets Abba"...

TV Special

Pictures of Abba being interviewed during the TV special "Dick Cavett Meets Abba"...

Abba Date - 27th April 1981

On the 27th April 1981 Abba started filming the TV special "Dick Cavett Meets Abba" in Stockholm which featured an interview with the group and performances of several tracks including "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme", "Super Trouper", "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "Thank You For The Music".

This picture shows the group rehearsing for the show...

Abba Date - 26th April 1999

On the 26th April 1999 "Abba Gold" re-entered the album chart in Sweden where it would stay for another 41 weeks including 8 weeks at number 1...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Abba Date - 26th April 1979

On the 26th April 1979 Abba's latest album "Voulez-Vous" entered the Norwegian charts where it spent 6 weeks at number 1...

Abba Singles

A few of the different releases of Abba's single "When All Is Said And Done"...

Photo Shoot

A few Frida pictures taken during the filming of Abba's video "When All Is Said And Done"...

Photo Shoot

Photo shoot images taken during the filming of Abba's video "When All Is Said And Done"...

Abba Date - 26th April 1982

Today in 1982 Abba's single "When All Is Said And Done" entered the Australian charts where it reached number 81...

Abba Date - 25th April 1973

On the 25th April 1973 Abba's first album "Ring Ring" entered the charts in Norway where it stayed for 16 weeks reaching number 10...

Monday, 24 April 2017

Abba Date - 25th April 1977

Today in 1977 Abba's "Dancing Queen" entered the charts in Japan where it reached number 19...

Photo Shoot

Agnetha photo shoot images for her album "My Colouring Book"...

Abba EP

I recently found details of this four track EP from Thailand which includes Abba's single "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" which was released in 1975 - I am assuming that this is a bootleg release however I would still be interested in adding it to my collection...

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Abba Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from April 1978...

 

Wish List

Abba's single "Ring Ring" release from Mexico which included "Rock'N Roll Band" as the b-side...

Waterloo Advert

One of the original adverts for Abba's "Waterloo"...

Abba EP

This Abba EP was released in Japan in 1977 and included the following tracks -

  • Fernando
  • Hole In Your Soul
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • When I Kissed The Teacher

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Abba Compilation

This Readers Digest Abba compilation was released in the UK in 1989 and included the following tracks -

Side 1

  • Waterloo
  • S.O.S
  • Mamma Mia
  • Fernando
  • Dancing Queen
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • Money, Money, Money
  • Summer Night City

Side 2

  • Take A Chance On Me
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Chiquitita
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Super Trouper
  • The Winner Takes It All

Abba Compilation

This Abba compilation was released in West Germany in 1976 and includes original Abba tracks as well as recordings of the groups songs by other artists - this is one that I would love to add to my collection....

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot images...

Mexican Single

Abba's "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" single from Mexico which was originally released during April 1975...

Friday, 21 April 2017

Photo Shoot

Agnetha pictures from an Abba photo shoot which took place in April 1978...

Comic Strip

These Abba comic strips were included in issue 23 of the groups magazine from April 1980...

Abba Date - 22nd April 1983

Today in 1983 Agnetha appeared on the Swedish TV show Nojesmaskinen (Entertainment Machine) where she performed her single "The Heat Is On"...

Abba Magazine No. 23

Issue number 23 of the Abba Magazine was published in April 1980 - the front cover showed a picture of the group at Heathrow Airport in London prior to flying to Tokyo for the concerts scheduled in Japan.

The main focus of the editorial section was around the Spanish language album which was being previewed for Spanish and South American record executives at a music business event in France.

The magazine itself included three main articles, the first covered behind the scenes activities during the 1979 tour, the second discussed John Spaldings work for the group and lastly reviews and feedback from the 1979 concert from fans.

The on-going Abba story in comic book format reached part 8 which included the groups visit to America in 1975 and the Abba-mania in Australia.