About My Blog

I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

Be sure to check out my website for a whole lot more ABBA !

www.abbafanatic.com


Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

New ABBA Collection Item - Agnetha Promo Poster

I just received this stunning large Agnetha 'A' promo poster.
This one is from Denmark.
Printed on beautiful thick poster paper and around an A1 size - fabulous !
Unfortunately, this one also states that Agnetha is the voice of ABBA - however, since it is written in Danish, I can overlook that fact ! lol






 

Monday, 22 July 2013

Agnetha Faltskog To Make Appearance At Stockholm Pride

AGNETHA WILL MAKE A UNIQUE GUEST APPEARANCE AT STOCKHOLM PRIDE
Stockholm Pride, Sweden and Scandinavia’s Largest Gay Pride Festival, proudly announce that singer and pop icon Agnetha Fältskog from ABBA will attend the Festival on August 1st. Agnetha will make a very special guest appearance on the Main Stage in Pride Park, Stockholm, where she will be presented with a Gold record for her critically heralded album, “A”. 

- We are incredibly honored to have the music icon Agnetha Fältskog from ABBA attend the Stockholm Gay Pride Festival to receive the audience’s cheers and love. It will be a unique opportunity for the Stockholm Pride audience to pay tribute to Agnetha Fältskog, especially for her latest album “A”, says Jörgen Eriksson, Festival Director of Stockholm Pride.
Agnetha Fältskog’s voice has been the soundtrack to millions of lives, and her new single, “Dance Your Pain Away” is the second song to be taken from “A” which marked Agnetha’s triumphant return to music after almost a decade, and her first original material for 25 years. “A” was recorded and produced by GRAMMY-nominated songwriter/ producer Jörgen Elofsson and the acclaimed producer and composer Peter Nordahl. Agnetha’s attendance at the Stockholm Pride Festival will give her fans a great chance to celebrate with her as she receives her Gold award. She will be joined on stage by Jörgen Elofsson and Peter Nordahl.
Stockholm Pride is a non-profit organization that operates with the aim to strengthen the LGBTQ-community’s living situation and rights. The festival is a joyful free zone for the LGBTQ-community, and strives to make it possible for members of the LGBTQ-community to take place in public sphere.

Stockholm Pride runs from July 30th to August 3rd. Tickets are available at Ticnet.se

Tickets can be bought at:

http://www.ticnet.se/artist/stockholm-pride-biljetter/885791?language=en-us&tm_link=tm_header_lang2




Saturday, 20 July 2013

New ABBA Collection Item - Agnetha Poster

This is an exclusive Agnetha poster offered as a prize in a competition by Agnetha's Official website.
I was thrilled to have been one of the lucky winners !!

New ABBA Collection Item - Official Polar Necklace

This is the second release of the fabulous ABBA necklace.
This one is a little smaller than the original release.

ABBA Themed Cruise !

Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen...cruise for ABBA fans is ready for bookings. It's going to be 7 exciting days aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean from January 12-19, 2014. With 4 separate events, including one 1 1/2 hour concert with all hits from Swedish sensation, it's going to be really unforgettable experience!

Come sail Eastern Caribbean and celebrate 40th anniversary since Swedish sensation hit the world, with songs like Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen...

http://www.globeconnectholidays.com/abbacruise.php



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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bjorn Ulvaeus Makes Rare Stage Appearance



A rare sight: Björn performing in public – Photo: Facebook VisFestivalen i Västervik
 
Visfestivalen in Västervik was the setting for an unexpected event yesterday when Björn Ulvaeus performed on stage for the first time in many years. He was in Västervik to pay tribute to his former Hootenanny Singers bandmate Hansi Schwarz who died in January this year.
In front of a cheering crowd, Björn grabbed his guitar and joined Tony Roth (also an original member of the Hootenanny Singers) and played a few songs.
Björn, Hansi Schwarz, Tony Roth and Johan Karlberg formed the Hootenanny Singers in 1961.
Calle Åstrand, son of Hansi Schwarz reflected afterwards on the increasingly rare sight of Björn performing in public and said “it was great that he and Tony Roth wanted to do it.”

Friday, 12 July 2013

Agnetha 'Dance Your Pain Away' Single

‘Dance Your Pain Away’ has had a great start at radio and now sits on the A List at BBC Radio 2, Magic Playlist, C List at Wave 105 and B List at Downtown Radio.

There will be remixes from Cahill, 7th Heaven and Patrolla which will all be part of a single bundle being released this coming Monday.


There will also be a UK CD version of the single released on 29th July.
 
 



 

ABBA: Dancing Queen Documentary Australian TV

Carl Magnus Palm's first documentary in the series of three titled 'ABBA: Dancing Queen' will air on Australian TV on Tuesday 16th June at 7.30pm on Channel 7.

This doco features a few images of items from my own ABBA collection ! :)

It also features our very own ABBA Guru, Ian Cole and the fabulous Author of 'ABBA: Let The Music Speak, Christopher Patrick.

A must see for everyone !

See the story behind ABBA's enormously successful Australian tour and the creation of ABBA's most popular song and its importance in ABBA's success story.

http://www.carlmagnuspalm.com/abba/more-abba/abba-documentaries

http://au.tv.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=A2KJNTsak99RS24A8ctUvYlQ?section=tvguide&p=ABBA%3A+Dancing+Queen

Monday, 8 July 2013

Non-Stop ABBA Night In Sydney 3 August 2013

Da da da dance your pain away to the happiest sound of them all. It's a night of all ABBA music, from 9 pm till late. More details to come soon.

The Imperial Hotel, Newtown

Hosted by Ian Cole

Follow updates here:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/499805066754901/





Sunday, 7 July 2013

ABBA Dance London UK - 10th August



On Saturday 10th August, from 7pm until midnight, we’ll play ABBA’s greatest hits and your favourite album tracks alongside a few rarities and the very best songs from the ABBA members’ solo careers!

This is a special, one time only event and entry is only permitted by purchasing a ticket in advance.

Make a day of it! On the same day, our friends are holding the annual ABBA Picnic at lunchtime in St. James' Park. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a full day of ABBA! Relax, chat and meet other fans at the picnic during the day before having the time of your life!


ABBAdance is being held at The Hop Poles, 17-19 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HR. Telephone 0208 748 1411.
We have exclusive use of a spacious room with plenty of seating (and tables for eating), a fabulous private bar with smoking terrace and private toilets.
A great selection of food, alcoholic and soft drinks will be available to buy. Important note: For ABBAdance, The Hop Poles will accept cash only (no credit or debit cards) for drinks and food. There are cashpoints (ATMs) right next door.

London Underground (Tube): There are two stations named Hammersmith and both of these are a 1-minute walk from ABBAdance. However, on the 10th August the Piccadilly Line from Central London into Hammersmith will be closed. All other Tube lines are planned to be operating as normal. To plan your Tube journey, please visit: journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk

By car: The 24 hour car park at Kings Mall, W6 0LJ (www.kings-mall.co.uk) is a 5-minute walk from ABBAdance.

Hotel: There are many hotels nearby, but the Holiday Inn Express (www.expresshammersmith.co.uk) is the closest at less than a 1-minute walk from ABBAdance.

Terms: All guests will be stamped on arrival so you can enter and leave the premises as often as you wish.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the building, but from our private bar you can step outside onto the terrace where you will find more seating. To ensure the security and enjoyment of all our guests, we reserve the right to refuse entry and/or issue a refund. Once purchased, all tickets are non-refundable. In the unlikely event of ABBAdance being cancelled, all tickets will be refunded in full.

http://www.abbatalk.com/dance.htm   Book tickets here



 

Thursday, 4 July 2013

New ABBA Collection Item - Australian School Bag 1970's

The latest addition to my collection ...

One of the hardest items to find these days - and in the classic Aussie colours of green and gold ! :)

These Australian school bags are a definite favourite among collectors