Friday, 31 March 2017

Abba Date - 1st April 1969

On the 1st April 1969 Frida was appeared as part of the Charlie Norman Show in Stockholm...

Abba Calendar

Abba picture for April from my 2017 Abba Calendar...

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Frida Photo Shoot

Frida photo shoot images from 1971...

Agnetha Photo Shoot

A few pictures from an Agnetha photo shoot which took place in 1968...

Abba Date - 31st March 1968

Today in 1968 Agnetha's latest single "Utah Dej" entered the Swedish Svensktoppen chart where it reached number 8...


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Abba Date - 30th March 1974

Abba's single "Ring Ring" entered the charts in Zimbabwe today in 1974 where it spent 11 weeks peaking at number 12...

Abba Date - 30th March 1981

On the 30th March 1981 Abba's single "Super Trouper" entered the charts in Australia where it reached number 77 ; the two previous singles from the "Super Trouper" album ("The Winner Takes It All" and "On And On And On") both reached the Top 10.

Abba Date - 30th March 1985

Agnetha's album "Eyes Of A Woman" entered the charts in the Netherlands today in 1985 where it reached number 15...

Abba Date - 29th March 1969

Today in 1969 Frida participated in the Swedish Eurovision heat with a song titled "Harlig Ar Var Jord" ("Our Earth Is Wonderful") - Frida released the track as a single which entered the Swedish charts in April 1969.

Abba Date - 29th March 1993

Abba Gold entered the charts in Canada for the first time today in 1993 where it stayed for 29 weeks reaching number 6 - the album would go on to re-enter the charts in 2000 and 2008.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Abba Date - 29th March 1982

Frida and Phil Collins held a press conference in Stockholm on the 29th March 1982 to discuss the work on Frida's solo album "Something's Going On"...

Competition Winner

Congratulation to Paul in Cork, Ireland who has won the Hazell Dean CD and signed photo...

Collection Update

Here are a few images of the latest Abba compilation CD "Icon" added to my collection ; the compilation includes the following tracks -

  • Waterloo
  • S.O.S
  • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • Mamma Mia
  • Fernando
  • Dancing Queen
  • Knowing Me, Knowing You
  • The Name Of The Game
  • Take A Chance On Me
  • Chiquitita
  • The Winner Takes It All

Abba Date - 28th March 1971

On the 28th March 1971 Agnetha's latest single "En Sang Och En Saga" entered the Svensktoppen chart in Sweden where it reached number 4...

Abba Date - 28th March 1981

Abba's single "Super Trouper" entered the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart today in 1981 where it stayed for 11 weeks reaching number 14...

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Abba Date - 27th March 1976

On the 27th March 1976 ABBA's latest single "Fernando" entered the charts in the UK. The single reached the number 1 spot in the singles chart on the 8th May (replacing the Brotherhood Of Man's "Save All Your Kisses For Me") where it stayed until the 4th June.

"Fernando" was the 7th biggest selling single of 1976 in the UK in the same year when "Dancing Queen" was the 4th biggest seller.

Abba Date - 26th March 2014

Today in 2014 the compilation album "Abba 40/40 The Best Selection" entered the charts in Japan where it reached number 26 staying in the charts for 15 weeks...

Abba Date - 26th March 1972

Today in 1972 Agnetha's single "Vart Ska Min Karlek Fora" (the Swedish version of "I Don't Know How To Love Him" from the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar") entered the Svensktoppen chart in Sweden where it reached number 1....

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Abba Date - 25th March 1988

Angetha's album "I Stand Alone" entered the charts in Japan on the 25th March 1988...

Abba Pictures

A few pictures of the group taken in 1974...

Abba Date - 25th March 1977

On the 25th March 1977 Abba's single "I've Been Waiting For You" entered the charts in New Zealand where it reached number 8 remaining in the charts for 11 weeks...

Agnetha CD Single

The picture below shows the 3" CD single version of Agnetha's "I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye)" which was released in Japan in 1988...

Abba Date - 25th March 1988

Today in 1988 Agnetha's single "I Wasn't The One (Who Said Goodbye)" was released in Japan...

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Competition Time

The competition to win a copy of Hazell Dean's album of Abba tracks "Re:Visited" along with a signed photo ends later today so if you have'nt entered already you only have a few hours left...

To enter the competition all you have to do is send an email to with a note confirming the name of the Abba track Hazell released as a single at the end of 2016.

The competition will close later today - note that due to postage the competition is only open to those who live in Western Europe and North America.

Abba Magazine Issue 33

Issue number 33 of the ABBA Magazine was published in March 1981 - not a huge amount of content in this issue - probably as all of the "Super Trouper" promotion work was complete by this point.

As with issue 32 the magazine is still trying to work out whether the next single will be "Happy New Year" (a few months too late!) or "On And On And On".

There are some interesting sales figures - in the UK on the Wednesday before Christmas the "Super Trouper" album sold 116,000 copies in a single day - pretty impressive !

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Abba Date - 23rd March 1979

Today in 1979 Abba's "Chiquitita" entered the charts in New Zealand where it would stay for 19 weeks reaching number 1 ; this was the groups first chart topper in New Zealand since "Money, Money, Money" in 1976.

Abba Date - 23rd March 1985

Agnetha' single "I Won't Let You Go" entered the charts today in 1985 in Belgium where it reached number 7...

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Abba Date - 22nd March 1978

Today in 1978 "Abba The Album" entered the charts in Canada where it spent 34 weeks peaking at number 7 - this would be the lowest chart position for an Abba album in Canada between "Greatest Hits" in 1976 and "Super Trouper" in 1981.

Abba Date - 22nd March 1976

On the 22nd March 1976 Abba's "Waterloo" EP entered the charts in Australia - the EP included the following tracks -

  • Waterloo
  • Watch Out
  • Ring Ring
  • Rock 'N Roll Band

Abba Date - 22nd March 1975

Abba's single "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" (with the b-side "So Long") entered the Austrian charts on the 22nd March 1975 where it stayed for 10 weeks reaching number 3...

Abba Date - 22nd March 1973

On the 22th March 1973 (most of) Abba were in Austria where they recorded performances of "People Need Love" and "Ring Ring" for the TV show Spotlight - as Agnetha had recently given birth to her daughter she was temporarily replaced by Inger Brundin...

Monday, 20 March 2017

Abba Date - 21st March 1985

Today in 1985 Murray Head's single "One Night In Bangkok" from Chess was released in Japan on both 7" and 12" formats..

Abba Date - 20th March 1976

Abba's single "Fernando" entered the charts in the Netherlands on the 20th March 1976 where it spent 3 weeks and number 1 making it the 7th biggest selling single of the year...

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Abba Date - 19th March 1976

Abba's album "Ring Ring" entered the charts in New Zealand on the 19th March 1976 where it remained for 6 weeks reaching number 32 ; this was one of four albums which would chart in New Zealand in 1976 the others being "The Best Of Abba", "Waterloo" and "Arrival".

Abba Date - 19th March 1985

Today in 1985 Agnetha was in Cologne Germany where she recorded performances of "I Won't Let You Go" and "One Way Love" for the TV show Kanguru...