Thursday, 22 November 2012

23rd November 1981 - "One Of Us" Video...

On the 23rd of November 1981 ABBA spent time filming the video for their latest single "One Of Us".

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Collection Update - Russian ABBA The Album

Today I have added a Russian copy of ABBA The Album to my collection. As you can see from the pictures below a version of the original art work was used however with a non standard version of the ABBA logo.

The flip side of the record sleeve shows the track names in both English and Russian. There are no additional tracks to the version of the album available in other countries.

Friday, 16 November 2012

Collection Update - "Ring Ring" from France

This week I have added another copy of "Ring Ring" to my collection - this version is so early that it doesn't even say ABBA on the title - also Agnetha is named Anna and Frida's name is spelt with an "e".

The B side to this version is "Rock'n Roll Band".

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

15th November 1978

On the 15th on November 1978 ABBA were in America appearing on the Dick Clark show (filmed in Los Angeles) performing a number of songs. As you can see from the pictures below they group wore their classic cat outfits...

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Collection Update - "Slipping Through My Fingers"

Here is the latest addition to my collection - "Slipping Through My Fingers" on a one sided 7" single which has a group picture on one side and the Coca-Cola logo on the other. The record is on the Discomate label and "Not For Sale" on the back cover.

Friday, 9 November 2012

November 1979 - ABBA live in London...

On the 9th November 1979 ABBA were on their second last night at Wembley Arena as part of the European leg of the tour.

As you can see from the images above the tickets were £7.50 which seems pretty amazing now when average tickets are round £80.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Collection update - I do, I do, I do, I do, I do

I have just added another copy of "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do" to my collection - this version is on the Polydor record label and has "Rock Me" as the B side.

6th November 1982 ... Agnetha and Benny on Saturday Superstore

On the 6th November 1982 Agnetha and Benny were guests on the UK Saturday morning children's program "Saturday Superstore" whilst Bjorn and Frida were doing alternate promotional work for ABBA The Singles.

As you can see from the pictures guests took telephone calls from viewers who would ask questions live on air.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

5th November 1977 - ABBA No 1 in the UK

Today, 5th November, in 1977 ABBA's latest single "The Name Of The Game" hit the number 1 spot in the UK where it stayed until the 3rd December.

The single replaced Baccara's single "Yes sir, I can boogie" at the number 1 spot and was replaced 4 weeks later by Wings "Mull of Kintyre".

Friday, 2 November 2012

Collection Update - Brazil EP

This week I have added two new 7" singles to my collection - the first is an EP on the RCA record label which as far as I can tell is from Brazil. The EP has 4 tracks (Fernando, Mamma Mia, Honey Honey and Hasta Manana) with two songs on each side.