Brighton Dome:Celebrate ABBA’s historic Eurovision win

21 02 2014

40 years ago this April, Brighton Dome played host to an historic moment of musical history as ABBA were crowned kings and queens of Eurovision. The winners had it all, fame, money and above all brilliant pop songs that live long in the memory. Now it’s time to celebrate this event with a great big party on the very spot it happened all those years ago…

Sun 6 Apr, 8pm (doors 7.15pm)

Join writer, performer and life-long ABBA fanatic Christopher Green (Tina C, Ida Barr, creator of the BBC’s Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, a piece documenting his ABBA obsession featuring an exclusive interview with Frida), for a unique opportunity to remake ABBA’s historic Eurovision Song Contest win on the very spot it happened, 40 years to the day.

In this party performance lecture celebrating ABBA and their momentous triumph, you’ll discover more about the history of the group and their cultural significance, experience their finest moments on film, and witness some extraordinary cover versions of the songs that didn’t s coop the coveted prize that year.

Wearing Napoleon’s get-up and channelling his inner Katie Boyle, Christopher will welcome special guests, and he needs your help reliving the moment pop music changed forever. Oh, and make sure you dress like it’s 1974.


Intermezzo Issue 72 -out Now

21 02 2014

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Benny: “Wembley ABBA live album on the way”

20 02 2014


It’s been a busy week for Benny Andersson. The 67-year-old was at Abba’s induction into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, just days after picking up the government’s Music Export Prize for special honourary achievement on behalf of Abba. Radio Sweden spoke to Benny Andersson at the Music Export Prize ceremony. He tells of 40 years since “Waterloo”, Universal’s release of a live album from the last Abba concert at London’s Wembley Arena in 1979 and the filming of the Swedish teen-witch book sensation, “The Circle”.


The Official Book – Amazing!

20 02 2014

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Global ABBA search finds Tasmania’s Grace McCallum

19 02 2014


By Belinda King and Tim Walker


There was only one spot for an international member on the choir created to for ABBA Museum’s 40th Anniversary concert being organised in Stockholm: last night Tasmania’s Grace McCallum found out it was hers.

Tasmanian Grace McCallum has been selected as the only international member of a choir created to celebrate 40 years of success for Sweedish band ABBA.

The 21 year old Hobart student has won an international competition and search, and will now travel to Stokholm to rehearse with the ABBA Museum in preparation for the celebrations in April.

Tasmanian Grace McCallum

“I checked my emails, and there was a big ‘your a winner’ email, and I pretty much jumped out of my skin,” Grace McCallum said. (Facebook)

Ms McCallum found out that she had been selected last night, after fellow competitors contacted her to find out who had won.

“I checked my emails, and there was a big ‘your a winner’email, and I pretty much jumped out of my skin,” she told Breakfast presenter Belinda King.

Ms McCallum, who has been in regular contact with other international entrants, said there are rumours that all members of ABBA will attend celebrations at the museum in Stockholm.

“I hope there will be one of the girls there, because they are my favourites.”

The choir is being formed to celebrate 40 years since the band broke through to an international audience via their 1974 Eurovision appearance.

Listen to international winner Grace McCallum talk about the exciting win with ABC Northern Tasmania Breakfastpresenter Belinda King

ABBA THE OFFICIAL BOOK -Spoiler alert (Again!)

17 02 2014

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Herald-Sun report on Mail on Sunday feature

17 02 2014