Sunday, 28 February 2016

Agnetha Photo Shoot

A few images from a photo shoot taken for Agnetha's album "I Stand Alone"...

February 1988 - Agnetha releases "I Stand Alone"

At the end of February 1988 Agnetha released her third post-Abba (and my personal favourite) album "I Stand Alone" in the UK.

Although the album didn't perform well in the UK charts it did reach number one in Sweden (where it had been released at the end of 1987) spending 8 weeks at the top of the chart eventually becoming the best selling album of 1988.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Abba Date - 28th February 1976

On the 28th February 1976 ABBA were in a photo shoot with German photographer Bubbi Heilemann during which the group were pictured with the letters of their name - Benny turned his "B" around and a logo was born....

Abba Date - 28th February 1976

Today in 1976 Abba were in Germany appearing on the TV special "Disco" where they performed "Mamma Mia"...

Abba Photo Shoot

Pictures of Abba taken outside the Sydney Opera House....

Abba Date - 28th February 1977

On the 28th February 1977 Abba appeared at a press conference in Australia which was included in "Abba The Movie"...

Abba In Australia - Press Clippings

A few press clippings from Abba's visit to Australia in 1977...

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Abba Hit Included On New Compilation Box Set

Abba's classic track "The Winner Takes It All" is included on a new "Magic" compilation box set which is issued in the UK today - the 3 CD collection also includes tracks from Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Erasure, Eurythmics, Kylie and Blondie...

Abba Photo Shoot

I wonder what on earth they were thinking during this photo shoot...

Collection - "All About Abba" Album

Here is a compilation album from Japan titled "All About Abba" from my collection which includes the following tracks....

Side A

  • Mamma Mia
  • Honey Honey
  • Another Town, Another Train
  • Waterloo
  • Ring Ring
  • Hasta MaƱana
  • Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)

Side B

  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Gonna Sing You My Lovesong
  • What About Livingstone
  • SOS
  • I Am Just A Girl
  • Me And Bobby And Bobbys Brother
  • People Need Love

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Abba Date - 24th February 1976

On the 24th February 1976 Abba were in France where they performed "Fernando" on the TV show Midi-Premiere...

Abba Date - 24th February 1979

On the 24th February 1979 the Record Mirror included Agnetha and Liz from Boney M on the front cover as part of their feature covering the filming of the "Abba In Switzerland" TV special. The article, which was over three pages, included comments from all of the performers including Kate Bush, Boney M and Roxy Music.

Abba were also mentioned in serval places in the paper including an interview with Bjorn where he mentions the group's plans for a tour later in 1979 and "Chiquitita" appearing in the singles chart.