Today in 1974 Abba's album "Waterloo" entered the Australian charts where it spent 8 weeks reaching number 67 ; the album would re-enter the charts the following year where it reached number 18...
Friday, 30 June 2017
Thursday, 29 June 2017
This Abba cassette, titled "Arrival Dancing Queen" (although I think it actually has "Dancing Queer" printed on the front cover) was released in Singapore in 1977 and included the following track list -
- Dancing Queen
- My Love, My Life
- Dum Dum Diddle
- Knowing Me, Knowing You
- When I Kissed The Teacher
- Money, Money, Money
- That's Ne
- Why Did It Have To Be Me
- People Need Love
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Issue 36 of the Abba Magazine was published in June 1981 and opens by mentioning the Dick Cavett TV special which was scheduled to be shown in the Autumn of that year. The magazine then goes on to discuss the Hockey World Championships which were being held in Gothenburgh for which Bjorn and Benny wrote some music.
The first main article in the magazine details a visit to London by Gorel and Anders Hanser. At the time Gorel was the vice-president of Polar and was in the UK to oversea the arrangements for the filming of the Dick Cavett TV special.
Gorel's husband Anders was the photographer who took many pictures of ABBA including a number of those which were included in the magazine indeed it was his photos which were used for the "On And On And On" video.
There is also an article on a singer from Norway called Finn who's album "Wake Up To Love" was produced by Benny. The piece also says that Finn represented Norway in the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest with a song called "Here In My Heart".
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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Friday, 23 June 2017
Issue 19 of the International Abba Magazine was published in June 1983 and featured a picture of Frida on the front cover and Agnetha (with Mike Chapman) on the back.
The editorial section included the following updates -
The magazine started with pictures of Agnetha recording her solo album and confirmed that the title would be "Wrap Your Arms Around Me". The article also included the titles of all of the album tracks including "Can't Shake Loose" which was written by Russ Ballard who wrote Frida's single "I Know There's Something Going On".
The next article was titled "Abba The Movie - The Story" which includes images from the film as well as a description of the story of the DJ attempting to interview the group during their visit to Australia.
The last major article includes a chart from Australia showing the all time Top 40 in which Abba were at number 1 with "Fernando", 3 with "Mamma Mia" and 25 with "S.O.S".
Lastly the magazine included an interesting quote from Bjorn ; "If there's one thing that haunts me in this business, it is that one day we will all be in our fifties and people will still be calling us Abba"....