Agnetha signs Guestbook at ABBA the museum

30 08 2013

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Agnetha at premier of new restaurant Grands Veranda, Stockholm

30 08 2013

Agnetha attended the opening of new restaurant in Stockholm yesterday called Grands Veranda which is part of the newly rebuilt Verandan at Grand Hotel in Stockholm.

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Photos from finest.se/other





ABBA: When Four Become One.

28 08 2013

ABBA: When Four Become One.  Tuesday , September 3rd at 10:30pm Channel Seven

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Yet another ABBA special is headed our way, but this time it won’t get the primetime treatment.

Seven will screen ABBA: When Four Become One at 10:30pm next Tuesday night, September 3rd.

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We all know the ABBA story, but what did Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Frida do before they became ABBA? When the group won the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, it was not a case of overnight success – the members already had a decade behind them as artists: as struggling solo performers and dance band singers, and as members of some of the biggest band of the Sixties. Trace the lives of the four ABBA members and their journey towards stardom, step by step, chapter by chapter, showing the organic evolution of one of the truly legendary pop acts.

By David Knox on August 27, 2013

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Carl Magnus palm & Happy Monday Media (Swedish title: ABBA – Vägen till Waterloo).





AGNETHA FÄLTSKOG: Dance Your Pain Away (Peter Plate “D.U.P.” remix)

26 08 2013

Dance Your Pain Away (Peter Plate _D.U.P._ remix)

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Huge thanks to Philippe

 

 

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Peter Grönvall – “Growing up with Benny has left its mark”

26 08 2013

“Growing up with Benny has left its mark”

He is the son of Benny Andersson and his wife is singer “Nanne” (Grönvall) , although he is not directly known, I am a musician and producer says Peter Grönvall, happy to be anywhere outside the spotlight. “My motivation is to make it sound good, fame is not something I have fought for,” he says.

Current:  50 years old on August 20. Lives: In  Danderyd. Sweden with Wife Nanne Grönvall and sons Robin, 27, Charlie, 23, and Felix, aged 21.  Music producer.

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Currently: Working with Nannes upcoming album to be released in October this year. The title is yet to be determined.

About to turn 50, “It feels a bit sudden. I do not feel so old., I would be 40 now. But I really have not had any crisis or so, but just feel that it’s amazing.”

So I celebrate the birthday: “I’m not much for big celebrations, but it will certainly be a small party. I have been to many incredible birthday parties so there will be a bit like OS initiations – now let’s do something even worse. When it finally becomes a whole company. “

Played ABBA as a child: “As I recall, it was only once at school as we played ABBA. I was probably 10 or 11 years and was of course my dad and played on a board that would look like an organ.”

Tips to keep a good relationship: “The trick is to care about each other. If you feel something for someone then say it – how much that person means to one, the man is so happy.”

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Proud of: “It’s family. To be a part of it. Knowing ‘fuck, what good it was.’ We have always promoted that there should be harmony, love and security., It is never a hassle.

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Peter and son,Felix

 We have three sons, who never had a fight. Very few people. “

For years, Peter Grönvall worked in the studio as a music producer. But the urge to write their own songs remain. Since last fall, he works on an upcoming album One More Time as he needs to complete.

Since May of this year, Peter Grönvall has been busy with his wife Nanne Grönvall’s upcoming album – which this time is an original disc, which means that all material is newly written – most of it is written by Nanne her self. Peter’s job is to manage the technical.

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Because even if they worked together for 32 years and been a couple for 27 of them – they are very happy about that – they are very different when it comes to musical taste, explains Peter.

– Where we do not have many commonalities. Imagine that you take two circles that overlap each other a little bit – it’s the area we share.

– I like the most symphonic and classical. If I have too much influence she tells quite sharply, haha. But we keep on until both feel satisfied. It might not be as expected, but it often gets really good though.

In the back of my mind, there are plans to do more private, such as composing film scores. Most recently, Kalle Blomkvist films that came from 1996 to 2001. And last fall, he began thus write a new One More Time album – Nannes and Peter’s team that won the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 with the song The Wild, and where even the singer Maria Rådsten included.

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– It will be my next project and it gets a lot of newly written like myself do. I long very much after that.

Peter has a lot to chip off when it comes to music. Not least from father Benny Andersson, as he is one of Sweden’s most popular musicians and hitmaker. Even mom Christina Grönvall has worked as a singer in the Electricity Fiddlers – it was also where she met Benny. Despite this, Peter dreamed as a child to be an astronomer. For various reasons, he also chose music track.

He says it started when he was very shy 12-year-old sat down in his dad’s basement in Lidingö and played on the piano. Ten years later he formed, the then girlfriend Angélique Widengren and Nanne group Sound of Music, which quickly gained great achievements. Since then it has moved on.

What impact has your dad had on your music?

– Some seemed to think the Sound of Music had the ticket to go all the way as my father’s name was Benny Andersson, but it was rather a disadvantage. The first album we worked with very hard, and it was very good.

Nanne Grönvall & Peter Grönvall at the opening of ABBA THE MUSEUM,Stockholm.

Nanne Grönvall & Peter Grönvall at the opening of ABBA THE MUSEUM,Stockholm.

– Since it is clear that it he had an impact while I grew up with him. I didn’t notice much from the beginning, it took me until much later to see how important it was. Now it just feels good that Dad and I are doing the same thing, and it’s reassuring. I always have someone to ask and someone to relate to.





Hjälp Sökes. Single release

22 08 2013

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Svarta Silhuetter single from Hjälp Sökes is available now from iTunes

Hjälp Sökes is relaesed on the 4th September.

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Visitor of the day! Agnetha!

21 08 2013

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ABBA The Museum Visitor of the day!
Agnetha Fältskog, with friends.
What more can we say.





Intermezzo Issue 70 – out now!

17 08 2013

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The new issue is packed with the latest news, rare and exclusive photos, special reports about the opening of ABBA The Museum as well as Agnetha’s recent activies in promotion of “A”. Intermezzo are proud to publish a never-before-seen ABBA photo as our poster in this issue – special thanks to Bubi Heilemann for his exclusive permission! Members will find two flyers enclosed with their issues: one about Bubi Heilemann’s new project (read the article for more details) and one about tribute act “Dancing Fever – The ABBA Tribute Show”.

 

Included in ABBA No. 70:

Extensive in-depth report on the opening of ABBA The Museum with detailed accounts of all four days during opening week, tons of exclusive photos of Frida, Björn and Benny, a new interview with CEO Mattias Hansson, and contributions from Intermezzo members

 

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News Extra including all the latest CD/book releases and news on all four members’ activities

 

Exclusive: ABBA Up Close – the new mulitmedia slide show by Bubi Heilemann

 

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Report on Agnetha promoting her new album “A” in London and Stockholm

Join Intermezzo today!





Aftonbladet: Fans rage against Fältskog’s video: “junk”

14 08 2013

 

 

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Aftonbladet report:

Fans rage against Fältskog’s video: “junk”
The fans were asked to submit videos – now they are ashamed of the result
Agnetha Fältskog’s website asked  fans to participate in her new music video.
But after the premiere, their happiness was replaced with shame and anger.
– I thought it was a joke. This is not worthy, says Marcus Österström.It took 26 years. But last spring relead Agnetha released an album of new material. And the album, “A”, became an instant success.

The problems began when the second single “Dance your pain away” needed a music video. Via Agnetha Fältskog’s official Facebook page asked fans to send in videos of themselves as they dance to the song. Ten of these would then be in the music video.
“It’s rubbish” Fans’ expectations were sky high, but the project became something of a flop.

– This is rubbish. It looks like something homemade, cheap and bad. What was the record company thinking? says Frederik Garlen, 39.
He is not alone in his disappointment. Soon after the video was released on the Facebook page the angry comments flowed. Hundreds of fans describing their disappointment over what they perceive to be a music video of low quality.
– Many of us sat up and waited eagerly, and then we’ll see a video with old clips of Agnetha mixed with material from an instructional video. It does not feel worthy, says Marcus Österström 23 years, digital media producer.
Ask why the video was released
He asks why the video whatsoever was released and what has gone wrong in production.  Just hours after the premiere  Marcus Österström put together a music video for the song. A video that immediately became acclaimed as a better version than the Facebook page one.
– The song is wonderful, and there’s very many professionals who would like to work for free for Agnetha. Something must have happened, he says.
Nöjesbladet have searched Agnetha Fältskog’s representatives at Universal Music in London without success.

Today on Agnetha’s Official face book page she has written a personal letter to the fans who took part thanking them. Saying: I haven´t laughed this much in a long time – and now I just can´t stop watching it!
You guys really made my day Lots of love, Agnetha”.

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(Did she watch the same video as us?!)   To be fair it does get less painful to watch the more you see it.





Oh Dear,Damage has been done!

12 08 2013

Nothing we can do,damage been done.

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