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 :)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Agnetha Faltskog - The Way Aussies Advertise Her Album

This photo was taken at a J B Hifi store in Melbourne - such an Australian way of advertising Agnetha's new album 'A' ! lol

Photo Courtesy of Kathy




 

Saturday, 23 November 2013

ABBA Official Photo Book - Exclusive Images

Exclusive update for those who have pre-ordered the Limited Editions of the Official Photo Book:

The limited editions of ABBA The Official Photo Book will include extra images, not available in the regular bookshop edition. The early tours were in the Swedish folk parks during the start of their career – these two images are from Skellefteå in the north of Sweden and haven’t been seen since 1975.
Image copyright: Norran

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/abba/updates


Thursday, 21 November 2013

ABBA The Official Photo Book Update - Bjorn

Bjorn has now had a look through the layout for The Official Photo Book - and what does he think ?

18:00 20 November, 2013

“The time with ABBA was so intense that it’s hard to remember everything. These pictures have brought back a lot of memories; the book is a wonderful mixture of classic photographs as well as images I’m really seeing for the first time. This is the closest I will ever get to having a photo album!” says Björn after going through the layout of ABBA The Official Photo Book.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/abba/updates

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

ABBA Backstage Stories Book - Sneak Peek

Here is the new cover for the English language version of the book 'ABBA: Backstage Stories' by Ingmarie Halling with Carl Magnus Palm.

I don't like this new cover and the name 'ABBA The Treasures' is totally wrong for the content of the book. Goodness knows what the publishers are thinking with this change.

Be sure to scroll down for a sneak peek inside the book :)

Available in March 2014.




 














Monday, 18 November 2013

Agnetha Faltskog 'I Should´ve Followed You Home' Official Lyric Video !



‘I Should’ve Followed You Home’, the beautiful duet between Agnetha and Gary Barlow is out now!
You can purchase your copy via iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ISHFYH
Or on the Universal Music Store: http://bit.ly/19Xusjv

The digital single has been released world wide except in UK, Germany, Austria. Everyone can buy a CD version from the Universal Music Store.

Dear US fans, Apologies that you are unable to view the Lyric video for “I Should’ve Followed You Home” we are waiting clearance from the US publishers. Unfortunately the US record company has no control over this they are trying to resolve it as quickly as possible so you can view the lyric video as well. Thanks for your patience.

http://www.agnetha.co.uk/

Friday, 15 November 2013

Agnetha Receives Gold Records From Australia & UK !

On Tuesday night stood Agnetha for the first time in 25 years on stage and sang before a cheering audience gala in London. The day after the celebrated singer with gold records from both the UK and Australia.

The place was for Agnetha to the last secret comeback was the Hammersmith Apollo in London, where she worked with Take That member Gary Barlow performed the duet I Should've Followed You Home on the BBC's big charity event Children in Need .
The English crowd's jubilation knew no bounds when Agnetha - who since ABBA's breakthrough with Waterloo in the Eurovision Song Contest nearly 40 years ago, is something of an icon in Britain - invited gala on her first stage appearance at the age of 25.
- Agnetha's performance was a secret until she walked out on stage at eleven o'clock on Tuesday night , says Peter Nordahl , who along with his co-producer Jorgen Elofsson on the album A [ Triple- A / Universal Music ] flew to London with the singer as early as Saturday.
- It was fantastic to see Agnetha enter the stage before a packed Apollo, who had no idea she would be there. Quite naturally , she goes in and own the room. Invites you to dance with Gary Barlow both of which perform at the absolute top level. A somewhat unexpected and historic moment . Jörgen and I never cease to be amazed by this wonderful and talented woman. She was absolutely amazing!
Last night the whole party dinner together and celebrated the distribution of gold records from both the UK and Australia.
BBC Children In Need gala broadcast Thursday, November 14 on BBC One. Other artists who participated in the gala was , among other things The Wanted , Tom Jones, Barry Manilow , Robbie Williams, The Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Jeff Lynne . Although it was Agnetha Fätskog by far the most high-profile star at the gala.
I Should've Followed You Home is the second single taken from Agnetha Fältskog's album A which was released in May this year.
Claes Olson
The picture, from left : Hadidja Mahamoud ( Universal Int. ), Peter Nordahl , Ian Cord Grass ( Universal Int ) , Agnetha Fältskog , Andrew Kronfeld ( Universal Int ) and Jorgen Elofsson


http://www.musikindustrin.se/2013/11/14/artist-agnetha-tillbaka-pa-scenen-for-forsta-gangen-pa-25-ar/

Agnetha Faltskog & Gary Barlow - Official Performance Video ! I Should've Followed You Home



Beautiful to watch - how happy do they both look ?

We have been blessed this year by Agnetha :)

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Another Agnetha BBC Video Snippet !!

Check out the intro and beginning of 'I Should Have Followed You Home' Live from the Children In Need concert performance:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24923481




 





Agnetha BBC Video Snippet

Some may be able to view this BBC video which apparently shows a little of Agnetha performing !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24922899

Stars perform at Children in Need Rocks concert.

Some of the biggest stars in music have taken to the stage for the first of two Children In Need Rocks concerts.

Among the acts joining organiser Gary Barlow on stage was former Abba star Agnetha Faltskog, performing in front of a live audience for the first time in 25 years.





 

 

Agnetha Performs With Gary In London !!!

OMG !!!!

Check out these pics of Agnetha performing on stage with Gary Barlow in the UK.

The performance is for BBC's Children In Need charity concert. This concert will be broadcast on Thursday !

"Agnetha has performed on stage at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo tonight with Gary Barlow!

The event was one of two concerts being held for BBC's annual Children In Need fundraising appeal. Gary Barlow is the organiser of this year's "BBC Children in Need Rocks" concerts.

Agnetha arrived in London on Tuesday morning with Lolo Murray and Peter Nordahl.

There will be another concert tomorrow evening (Wednesday). Both concerts will be combined into one TV programme which will be broadcast on BBC One this Thursday, November 14 at 8pm."


There are also a couple of pics from Agnetha's arrival in the UK and a link for the story of her arrival is here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2503320/ABBA-singer-Agnetha-Faltskog-cuts-youthful-figure-arrives-UK.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490








Saturday, 9 November 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

ABBA The Official Photo Book Update

ABBA In Pictures - full steam ahead!


The work with the new documentary: ABBA IN PICTURES – The Photographers’ Stories, specially produced for the limited editions is moving ahead at full steam. In this film the surviving photographers of ABBA’s most famous pictures are telling the stories behind the pictures. The production team have recently met with Wolfgang ”Bubi” Heilemann who took the famous image of ABBA wrapped in tin foil, the designer Rune Söderqvist and Görel Hanser (Görel is talking about Bengt H. Malmqvist who is no longer alive).
ABBA IN PICTURES – The Photographers’ Stories is included in the limited editions only.
Stay tuned!

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/abba/updates

ABBA’s designer Rune Söderqvist outside the Julius Kronberg studio at Skansen in Stockholm where the cover image for The Vistitors was taken.

Görel Hanser on the bench (yes, we know it’s been changed!) talking about Bengt H. Malmqvist and the famous bench shot, taken on that very spot in Djurgården in Stockholm.

Wolfgang “Bubi” Heilemann outside Benny and Frida’s old house in Vallentuna north of Stockholm.

 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Agnetha Faltskog - Behind The Scenes Photos

Great new behind the scenes photos from Agnetha being interviewed and photographed by the German Press in Stockholm Sweden this month !












Sunday, 3 November 2013

Say Happy Birthday To Frida !

It's Frida's Birthday on 15th November !

You can write a personal Birthday greeting to the Princess herself via ABBA The Official Site here:

http://www.abbasite.com/happy-birthday-frida/

 

Stunning - 1977

Friday, 1 November 2013

ABBA History - 1 November

On this day in 1976, 'Money Money Money' was released.

This fabulous song went to number 1 in 7 countries - including Australia (this was ABBA's 5th consecutive hit here).

Australia
Belgium
Denmark
France
Germany
Mexico
New Zealand
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles

It was a top 10 hit in countless others. It reached number 3 in UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria and Norway.

A few of the different covers for the single from various countries:


Australia & New Zealand


France
 
Germany
 
Mexico

EP from Brazil
 
 
 


ABBA The Museum Ring Ring POP TALKS #1

On the 13th of October ABBA The Museum held our first POP TALKS. Here is a clip from POP TALKS #1. With Mattias Hansson, Mia Segolsson, Carl-Magnus Palm, Janne Schaffer, Claes af Geijerstam and Owe Sandström.

Watch the video on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/v/5maNXUYWsIw?version=3&autohide=1&autohide=1&autoplay=1&feature=share&showinfo=1&attribution_tag=GAUEHOLDfgv2k0jcrVvzKA

New ABBA Collection Item - 1977 Crew T-Shirt

I received this t-shirt today from the ABBA The Museum Web Shop.

It is a replica of the t-shirts worn by the crew during ABBA's 1977 Tour.

Unfortunately, they only come in men's sizes so this 'small' t-shirt would fit my husband ! lol

Still a nice keepsake from the 77 Tour :)

This particular t-shirt was on display at ABBAWORLD in the 'dressing room' scene.



Back of shirt

Front of shirt
 

ABBAWORLD Melbourne

ABBAWORLD Sydney - you can see it hanging on the back wall