Friday, 31 July 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Collection - Bulgarian Abba 7" Single

The image below shows a double a-side Abba single "Voulez-Vous" / "Does Your Mother Know", which was originally released in Bulgaria in 1979, from my collection.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Abba Date - 25th July 1972

On the 25th July 1972 Abba's single "People Need Love" first entered the Swedish chart, although as you can see from the picture below at that point they were still called Bjorn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid. The single reached number 17 and spent a total of five weeks in the charts.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Abba Date - 24th July 1975

Today, 24th July, in 1975 ABBA released Bang-a-boomerang with SOS (which you would think was the wrong way round) as the B side in France on Vogue records - the single peaked at number 59 spending a total of 5 weeks in the French charts.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Collection - "Chess Pieces" CD

I recently bought a CD titled "Chess Pieces" which includes 12 tracks from the original double album including "I Know Him So Well", "One Night In Bangkok" and "Heaven Help My Heart".

Archive - "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" Single Review

Here is a (sort of) review for Agnetha's single "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" which I recently found whilst looking through my archive...

Collection - UK Agnetha 12" Single

Here is an Agnetha 12" single from my collection - this one was originally released in the UK and includes  "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" on the a-side with "Take Good Care Of Your Children" plus the extended version of "The Heat Is On" on the b-side.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Abba Date - 21st July 1983

On the 21st July 1983 Agnetha released her latest single "Can't Shake Loose" (b-side "Man") in Japan. The single was written by Russ Ballard who also wrote Frida's single "I Know There's Something Going On".

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Collection - "The Best Of Abba" Box Set

The image below shows a box set from my collection titled "The Best Of Abba"...

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Abba Magazine No 18 Pictures #2

A second set of pictures from issue 18 of the Abba Magazine...

Abba Magazine No 18 Pictures #1

Issue 18 of the Abba Magazine covered the group's upcoming tour as well as looking back a previous concerts - here are a few pictures from the issue...

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Collection - Belgian "S.O.S" Single

The image below shows the Belgian release of Abbas "S.O.S" single from my collection. The single was released in 1975 where it reached number 1 for two weeks and was part of a run of 18 singles (starting with "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and ending with "Super Trouper") to reach number 1 or 2 in the charts.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Collection - Italian Agnetha Single

This Agnetha single from my collection, originally released in Italy in 1983, includes "Wrap Your Arms Around Me" on the a-side and "Can't Shake Loose" on the b-side.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Abba Date - 12th July 1980 - Part 2

Here are some more images from Abba's video "The Winner Takes It All" which was filmed on this day in 1980...

Abba Date - 12th July 1980 - Part 1

On the 12th July 1980 Abba and Lasse Hallstrom were in Marstrand in South-west Sweden filming the video for their latest single "The Winner Takes It All". Here are a few images from the video...

Friday, 10 July 2015

1980 Abba Annual Offer

Issue 17 of the Abba Magazine included an offer for the 1980 Abba Annual at the bargain price of £1.75...