Saturday, 31 May 2014

Abba Magazine #2

The second issue of the Abba Magazine was published at the start of 1978 and included news that Bjorn and Agnetha had named their son Christian, that the group had decided to build their own recording studio in Stockholm and that they were about to start work on their next album.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Collection Update - Japanese Frida Single

The latest Frida item I have added to my collection is a 7" version of her single "Shine" (b-side "That's Tough") from Japan.


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Abba Archive - 1993 Bjorn Interview

Here is an interview with Bjorn from a UK newspaper which was published on May 23rd 1993...


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Abba Date - 28th May 1983

On the 28th May 1983 Agnetha released her first solo single in the UK - "The Heat Is On". The single peaked at number 35 and spent 6 weeks in the charts. Outside the UK the single did much better hitting the number 1 spot in Sweden and Norway and number 2 in Belgium.


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Collection Update - Abba 8 Track Album

The latest 8 track album I have added to my collection is Abba's "Voulez-Vous" which was released on Atlantic Records in America in 1979.


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Las Vegas...

Just arrived in Las Vegas and what was the first thing I saw....


Abba Magazine #1

The first issue of the Abba Magazine was published in 1977 and opened with news that British fans would soon be seeing the new Abba film. The group then gave brief updates on current activity -

  • Bjorn mentioned work on the latest album and that he and Agnetha had moved into a new house
  • Agnetha said that she was awaiting the birth of her second child and that the group had recently bought an Art Gallery
  • Benny mention the new film and that work on the latest album was almost complete
  • Frida said that the group had scheduled some time in the spring to write a musical

The magazine also included an update from Stig, a brief history of the group and news from the Abba Fan Club in the UK.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Abba Date - 22nd May 1982

On the 22nd May 1982 Abba's latest single in America "The Visitors" peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The single, which included "Head Over Heels" on the b-side, was released on the Atlantic record label spent a total of 8 weeks in the chart.


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Collection Update - Abba 40/40 The Best Collection

Yesterday I received a copy of the new CD from Japan "Abba 40/40 The Best Selection" which contains all of the normal singles together with a few gems including "Move On", "My Love, My Life" and "When I Kissed The Teacher".