Benny & Annie Lennox!

24 07 2009

During the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2,  featuring Benny Andersson” Tracks of my years”, Benny has expressed his desire to have Annie Lennox appear at the Proms concert “Thank you for the Music” . He says he’d love for Annie to join them and he knows the perfect song he’d like her to sing -”The Day Before You Came”. As yet Annie has not been confirmed to appear, but the invitation is now open to her from the man himself, how could she refuse! 

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Also confirmed so far are Elaine Paige, Russell Watson, Benny Andersson Band, Orsa Spellman,the cast of MAMMA MIA! Jason Donovan & John Barrowman.

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC A Celebration Of The Music Of Abba for the 2009 Proms will be recorded by the BBC. The concert will be played on BBC radio 2 and a possible TV showing on BBC4. There are no plans at this early stage for a CD or DVD release.





WIN A SIGNED COPY OF STORY OF A HEART

16 07 2009
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Benny signing the CDs!

When we met up with Benny & Co in London in July,  Benny was kind enough to sign some copies of  STORY OF A HEART for a great competition. We also have some very special surprises for the winner! You could also win access to the restricted area for a special performance by Benny and Helen!!! The competition closes on August 1st.





STORY OF A HEART – RUSSIA

14 07 2009

BERUSUniversal have released STORY OF A HEART in Russia. The CD comes with this unique OBI.





BENNY IN LONDON

5 07 2009

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Back from London after an amazing day seeing Benny play live for 3 hours!!!!!!  For all the information and photos visit the Benny Page on the website. We have photos from the concert and the all important back stage party! A big  THANK YOU to Gorel for giving us access to Benny,Helen and Tommy etc. Photos of the meeting will be posted very soon on the web site.

AFTONBLADET & EXPRESSEN both have stories about the London Show.

Aftonbladet’s story Headlines:  “Panic broke out when fans hit ABBA-Benny” 
 “There are children here!” Three guards surrounded Benny Andersson as the suspected danger.”!

BENNY @ HAMPSTEAD HEATH
BENNY @ HAMPSTEAD HEATH




’4 Poofs and a Piano’+Benny Andersson and Jonathan Ross!!

3 07 2009
Benny announced on the One show  that as part of the BBC proms in the park there will be a concert in Hyde Park,september 13th in London. 
4 Poofs and a panio + BENNY!!!

4 Poofs and a piano + BENNY!!!

Benny & Bjorn’s music (ABBA Chess and KRISTINA songs) will be featured!!! He also said that he and Bjorn will be there and that he and his Band will be playing too.

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With Jonathan Ross

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Benny on 'The One Show'

Benny on 'The One Show'





BENNY ON BBC TONIGHT

3 07 2009
BENNY ON THE FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JONATHAN ROSS
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Jonathan Ross welcomes ABBA maestro Benny Andersson to this week’s Friday Night With Jonathan Ross on BBC One.

Benny says, despite press rumours, they won’t be taking over Michael Jackson dates at the O2: “No-one’s asked us, and if they did we wouldn’t say yes.”

But he refuses to rule out a reunion: “But never say never.”

Jonathan joins him for an impromptu ABBA singalong.

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BENNY IN THE U.K.

3 07 2009

BE009Just a reminder that Benny will be appearing on the Jonathan Ross show this Friday (as reported on Tuesday) and“The One Show” on BBC.

He will also be on the Ken Bruce show(date to be anounced) and on Magic Radio from 5PM today. Benny will be the feature artist on Magic on Sinday from 7pm

For those able to attend we hope to see you all at the show tomorrow.





Here they go again!

2 07 2009

sunAccording to “The Sun” newspaper (ie, not on this planet!) ABBA are being primed to see if they will take on the record-breaking run of shows planned for Michael Jackson.  AEG Live, the team behind the King of Pop’s planned 50-night residency are trying to tempt the Mamma Mia band out of retirement with mega-bucks deals.   And we all know there is no way that will ever happen. Gorel has once again denied the story has any truth. Not that she needs to really.  Typical of The Sun newspaper is all I can say.

According to Expressen ABBA’s spokeswoman Görel Hanser. It is not true. Abba will not be reunited, “she says, and insists that the claim comes as a total novelty.
The information does not come from any of the group members and not from me. It is absolutely not an issue.   Aftonbladet have picked up the story also with Benny saying “you can forget that” and confirming that the group have not been approached.

Just a reminder that Benny will be appearing on the Jonathan Ross show this Friday (as reported on Tuesday) and possibly “The One Show” on BBC.  However not confirmed.

 

Weak krona and ABBA key to Swedish theme parks turnaround!
…………In the longer term, PRS is pinning its hopes to the iconic Swedish pop music group ABBA. The company is involved with plans to create a touring exhibition of ABBA artifacts and eventually an ABBA museum in Stockholm.   The Local





Benny – METRO 60 Second interview

1 07 2009

60SecondsBenny is featured today in the UK newspaper,Metro  - 60 Second Interview.  Read the full interview here

 

Radio Interview about Kristina:

Kristina from Duvemåla – the two concerts in September at the prestigious Carnegie hall, are already in the middle of their rehearsals. Jasna Carlén reports.





STORY OF A HEART – THE NEW ALBUM

30 06 2009

BEsoahb1STORY OF A HEART THE CD

 

Benny is scheduled to appear on Jonathan Ross this Friday and possibly the “One” show on BBC








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