Agnetha Again!

29 11 2010

Agnetha at Nobis Hotel Opening

27 11 2010

Agnetha was one of the guests at the inauguration of the new Nobis Hotel at Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm. Also present was  former ABBA-colleague Bjorn Ulvaeus and his wife Lena. Photo: Stefan Forsell

Restaurant king Alessandro Catenacci has now expanded his empire to open the luxury Nobis Hotel at the heart of exclusive Norrmalmstorg.

Before the premiere on December 1 he  held a lavish party and welcomed many Swedish celebrities for a preview. See the pictures here!

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ABBA The Vinyl Collection -trailer

23 11 2010

Agnetha goes to the movies!

20 11 2010

November 8th, Agnetha attended the premier of the new movie about Swedish folk sensation Cornelis Vreeswijk. . The new movie is called  ‘Cornelis’.  Agnetha attended the premier with a friend.

Hello Sydney! ABBAWORLD

17 11 2010

ABBAWORLD will open at the Power house Museum in Sydney, Australia starting December 17,2010  through to March 6,2011.

The Sydney exhibition, will feature some new content about the ABBA’s appearances in Australia and their impact on Australian pop culture. Magnus Danielsson, President of Touring Exhibitions, said: “This is a unique opportunity for the people of Sydney to see original ABBA material. The Sydney exhibition will be running in parallel with a run of ABBAWORLD in Györ, Hungary.

the official press release:

After more than 30 years since ABBA’s first live performance in Australia at the Sydney Showgrounds in Moore Park on that wet evening of 3 March 1977, ABBA will return to Sydney in the first official exhibition about the 1970s global pop sensation. The exhibition, ABBAWORLD, is showing exclusively in Sydney at the Powerhouse Museum from 17 December 2010.

The exhibition will capture the music, memories and magic that made the Swedish group a worldwide phenomenon and whose music almost four decades later continues to attract new generations of fans.

Band member Björn Ulvaeus said: “It always seemed to me that people in the music press and also in the music industry sort of took it for granted that ABBA would be a one hit wonder. Why would we be different from any other Eurovision winner?

“We really had an up-hill struggle after Waterloo and our follow-up singles didn’t do well. Then the Australians came to our rescue. They released SOS and Mamma Mia and both songs made the charts in a big way down under. Suddenly everyone else around the world realized there was life in the band that was supposed to be dead. I’m forever grateful to the Australians for that!”

ABBAWORLD will examine where the four members of the group came from, the formation and success of ABBA and the post ABBA years. It will feature ABBA’s first major international live performance and Sweden’s first win at the Eurovision Song contest in 1974, their highly acclaimed concert tours including the Australian tour in 1977, and the impact of their music that has inspired several hit movies and a stage show –  Muriel’s Wedding, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Mamma Mia!.

The exhibition will feature more than 20 original costumes, the epitome of 70’s glam, live concert footage, promotional and behind the scenes photographs, album artworks and other ABBA memorabilia, as well as exclusive interviews with members Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Anni Frid Lyngstad and Agnetha Fältskog.

Replicas of an ABBA concert dressing room where a team of costume makers and make-up artists worked; the writing studio on Viggsö – an island in the Stockholm archipelago  – where many of ABBA’s most popular songs were written; and ABBA’s own state of the art recording studio – Polar Studio in Stockholm – where they recorded their last two albums, will feature in the exhibition.

Visitors will be able to relive ABBA’s music and sing and dance their way through the exhibition using a series of interactives. These will include performing on a stage with ABBA, dancing in an ABBA video, recording a sing-a-long with ABBA and photographing yourself on an ABBA album cover.

The exhibition comes from Sweden, following its successful debut in London last January and a season at Federation Square in Melbourne earlier this year.  For the Sydney season, new content about the group’s appearances in Australia and their impact on Australian pop culture will be added to the exhibition by the Powerhouse Museum.

According to Magnus Danielsson, President of Touring Exhibitions, the producers of ABBAWORLD: “No group has ever had such crossover success, bringing together fans of all ages together, bridging generation gaps and cultural differences. This is a unique opportunity for the people of Sydney to see original ABBA material.” Danielsson continues, “The Sydney exhibition will be running in parallel with a run of ABBAWORLD in Györ, Hungary. ABBAWORLD has a universal appeal and we work hard to make it available to fans around the globe.”

For more than 35 years, ABBA has maintained international success with their songs that remain a fixture on radio playlists today. ABBA is one of the top three selling artists in the world, having sold 375 million records worldwide. They still sell over 3 million records a year.

On View:



17 December 2010 to 6 March 2011


Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney


(02) 9217 0111 or infoline (02) 9217 0444



10.00am to 5.00pm (closed Christmas Day)


Adult $22/member $12; child $12/member $6; family $50/member $25


Concession / seniors $16

Happy Birthday Frida!

15 11 2010

Intermezzo #60 Out Now!

14 11 2010


12 11 2010

The world of ABBA!  This months issue of Australian magazine DNA has a fab review of ABBAWORLD in Melbourne.  ABBAWORLD ended it’s very successful Melbourne run on October 31.  ABBAWORLD will open next in Hungry!

1970-2010 ABBA – 40th year.

1 11 2010

Today marks the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s first Official performance together. But at this early stage the group wasn’t even called ABBA!

The cabaret show Festfolk, which can be translated as  “engaged couples” or “party people”  was a show featuring them singing songs and performing comedy skits.  The show featured songs from the four individual’s careers, and some specially written songs by the boys, including ‘Hej gamle man!’  The show opened on November 1 1970 at Trägår’n in Göteborg.  In December it moved to the Strand Cabaret in Stockholm, followed by a short tour in Sweden in January and February 1971.