Issue 17 of the International Abba Magazine was published during March 1983 and featured a picture of Bjorn on the cover - the editorial section provided the following updates -
- News of Agnetha's acting debut
- Confirmation the "I'm Sill Alive" would be on Agnetha's solo album (of course this proved to be wrong)
- Stig presented King Gustav of Sweden with a copy of Abba The Singles The First 10 Years
- Frida appeared at the San Remo Song Festival in February
The first major article in this issue was an interview with Micke Tretow where he discussed how he created the Abba sound in the studio. There then followed an interview with a fan who met Abba during their last visit to London.