Thursday, 31 August 2017

Vinyl

In September 1982 an Abba compilation album titled "Antologia" was released in Spain which included the following tracks -

  • Waterloo
  • Dancing Queen
  • Summer Night City
  • I Have A Dream
  • Mamma Mia
  • Fernando
  • Thank You For The Music
  • Chiquitita
  • Knowing Me, Kbowing You
  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
  • Voulez-Vous




Abba Date - 1st September 1979

Today in 1979 Abba's single "Voulez-Vous" entered the Billboard chart in the US where it reached number 80 - the track faired a litter better in the Adult Contemporary chart where it peaked at number 40...


September

Picture from my 2017 Abba calendar for September...


Jason Manford

Jason Manford's new album "A Different Stage", released on the 6th October, includes the track "Anthem" from Chess...

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Frida

Pictures taken as part of the photo shoots for Frida's album "Shine"...

Frida

A few pictures of Frida from one of the photo shoots for her album "Shine"...

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Frida

A few pictures of Frida arriving in the Netherlands in August 1984 where she recorded a performance of "Shine" on the TV show Countdown...

Abba Date - 30th August 1984

Frida recorded a performance of her latest single "Shine" on the 30th August 1984 on the TV show "Countdown" in the Netherlands...

Photo Shoot

Following Abba's performance on a TV show in Norway on the 30th August 1975 the group took part in a photo shoot...

Abba Date - 30th August 1975

On the 30th August 1975 Abba were in Norway where they appeared on a TV show during which they performed "S.O.S", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "Waterloo"...

Abba Article

To read the this Abba article click here....

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1978...

Monday, 28 August 2017

Abba Date - 29th August 1984

Frida was in Belgium on the 29th August 1984 where she appeared on the TV show "Mike Aan Zee" where as well as being interviewed she performed her singles "Shine" and "Come To Me (I Am Woman)"...

Abba Pictures

More pictures of Abba taken during the filming of their video "When All Is Said And Done" on the 29th August 1981...

Abba Date - 29th August 1981

Today in 1981 Abba filmed the video for their track "When All Is Said And Done"...

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Abba Adverts

Adverts for the German electronics company Blaupunkt featuring Abba...

Abba Date - 28th August 1975

On the 28th August 1975 these Abba pictures were taken which were to be used in adverts for the German electronics company Blaupunkt...

Photo Shoot

Abba pictured in Paris in 1978...

Photo Shoot

Agnetha photo shoot images from 1978...

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Abba Date - 27th August 1976

On this day in 1976 Abba's "Dancing Queen" entered the charts in Ireland where it would spend 6 weeks at number 1 - this was the groups 3rd chart topped in a row in Ireland after "Mamma Mia" and "Fernando"...

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1978...

Friday, 25 August 2017

Abba Date - 26th August 1979

Today in 1979 Abba's single "Voulez-Vous" entered the charts in Switzerland where it reached number 9 ; at this point this was the groups lowest charting single in Switzerland, however the next single "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" would return the group to number 1...

Abba Date - 26th August 1983

During her promotional trip to the US Agnetha appeared on the NBC show "Live At Five" on the 26th August 1983 which was filmed in New York...

Abba Date - 26th August 1983

Agnetha recorded an interview for the American TV show "CBS News Nightwatch" on the 26th August 1983...

Abba Vinyl

The latest vinyl added to my collection is this compilation album from Brazil titled "Os Grandes Sucessos" which includes the following track list -

Side 1

  • The Winner Takes It All
  • Dancing Queen
  • Chiquitita
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • I Have A Great
  • Honey Honey
  • Super Trouper

Side 2

  • Fernando
  • Summer Night City
  • S.O.S
  • Mamma Mia
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do I Do
  • Waterloo
  • The Name Of The Game

Photo Shoot

Abba photo shoot from 1978...

Abba Poster

"Abba The Movie" poster from France...

Abba Date - 25th August 1978

Today in 1978 an Abba compilation cassette titled "Abba The Movie" entered the charts in Japan where it spent 37 weeks reaching number 18. The cassette included the following tracks -

Side 1

  • Hole In Your Soul
  • Tiger
  • S.O.S
  • Money, Money, Money
  • He Is Your Brother
  • Intermezzo No. 1
  • Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
  • Waterloo
  • Hasta Manana
  • Rock Me

Side 2

  • Happy Hawaii
  • I've Been Waiting For You
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Why Did It Have To Be Me
  • Fernando
  • Dancing Queen
  • Gonna Sing You My Love Done
  • So Long
  • Thank You For The Music

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Photo Shoot

Pictures from a 1978 Abba photo shoot...

24th August 2007

Abba's compilation "Number Ones" re-entered the charts in Germany today in 2007...

Abba Date - 24th August 2007

Today in 2007 the compilation album "The Best Of Abba - 20th Century Masters" entered the Canadian album chart for the third time where it reached number 32...

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Frida Pics

Frida pictures taken during an Abba photo shoot in 1978...

Agnetha Pics

Agnetha pictures taken from a 1978 Abba photo shoot...

Mexico Chart

Abba's "Greatest Hits" album entered the English chart in Mexico in August 1976...

Collection

I recently added this compilation cassette titled "I Love Abba" to my collection - the track list is as follows -

Side 1
  • Cassandra
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Should I Laugh Or Cry
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Chiquitita
  • Andante, Andante
  • I Wonder (Departure)

Side 2

  • Our Last Summer
  • I Have A Dream
  • My Love, My Life
  • One Man One Woman
  • Slipping Through My Fingers
  • Fernando
  • Eagle

Monday, 21 August 2017

Abba Pictures

Abba pictures taken in their studio in 1978...

Abba CD

This double CD Abba compilation was released in Germany in 2003...

Abba Date - 22nd August 1975

On the 22nd August 1975 Abba appeared on the German news program Drehscheibe where they were shown relaxing on Viggso - during the show the group were interviewed before performing "S.O.S"...

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Abba Date - 21st August 1978

More pictures from Abba's "Summer Night City" video which was filmed on the 21st August 1978...

Abba Date - 21st August 1978

Today in 1978 Abba filmed the video for their latest single "Summer Night City"...

Photo Shoot

A few pictures from the Frida photo shoot which was used for her single "I Know There's Something Going On"...

Chart Positions

Chart positions from around the world for Frida's single "I Know There's Something Going On"...

  • Number 1 - Belgium (3 weeks), Costa Rica (4 weeks), France (5 weeks), Switzerland (2 weeks)
  • Number 2 - Austria, Holland, Norway, Poland, Sweden
  • Number 3 - Netherlands
  • Number 5 - Australia, Germany, South Africa
  • Number 7 - Finland, Italy
  • Number 23 - Ireland
  • Number 43 - UK
  • Number 102 - USA

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Abba Date - 20th August 1982

Frida's single "I Know There's Something Going On" entered the charts in the Netherlands today in 1982 where it reached number 3...

Abba Date - 20th August 1979

Abba's single "Voulez-Vous" entered the charts in Germany today in 1979 where it spent 16 weeks reaching number 14 - this was the first Abba single not to reach the Top 10 in Germany since "So Long" in 1974...

Abba Date - 20th August 1975

Today in 1975 Abba were in Bremen, Germany where they performed "S.O.S" on the TV show Musikladen...

Friday, 18 August 2017

Abba Date - 19th August 1976

Abba's "Dancing Queen" entered the charts in Norway on the 19th August 1976 where it spent 28 weeks including 12 weeks at number 1 - the group only had one other chart topper in Norway ("Waterloo") whilst they were together although 8 of their singles reached number 2...

Abba Single

Abba's single "The Winner Takes It All" entered the English Language chart in Mexico in August 1980 where it reached number 5...

Abba Pictures

Abba photographed in Benny's new boat during the summer of 1978...