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A Sunday In The Park

6 03 2016

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ABBA In Australia

5 03 2016

Below is the original order form for some previously unreleased shots from the March 1976  Promo tour and the March 1977 tour. These photos were first made public in 1995 through the Official Australian & International ABBA Fan Club.(Now known as ABBAOFFICIAL.com)

These photos are buzzing around on Facebook etc at the moment due to the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s first visit to Australia.

I remember when we were first offered these rare shots,no one had seen them before. Then to be offered the original negatives was amazing. A month later we offered these photos to the fan club members as a one time only offer. They sold out within days of the magazine going out! No surprise really. Some of these photos were cropped when sold in this offer and do not show the full original picture. And five shots were never released at all. Maybe one day!

 

PHOTO OFFER 1995 BPHOTO OFFER 1995 ABELOW: A selection of some of the photos from the original offer.

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The Best of ABBA

4 03 2016

40 years ago today Agnetha, BJörn, Benny and Frida arrived  for their first ever visit to Australia.

ABBA-SUN,MARCH 9 1976 copyDuring the visit they recorded the only Australian TV exclusive, The Best Of ABBA special for channel 9.

The show was seen by more people than the first moon landing and was repeated over 6 times by Channel 9. Including an edited version.

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They also did a special performance of Mamma Mia for Bandstand. Which was show the week before the TV special and was not included in the show.

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Along with that they filmed on a closed set, the yet unreleased song Dancing Queen. This clip was used on Bandstand later in the year when the song was released as a single

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While in Melbourne they also appeared on the Don Lane Show

zlookAbba spent 10 amazing days in Australia.  Filming was also done for an International version of the show titled ABBA DOWN UNDER where the group visited and filmed segments at Taronga Park Zoo and a trip on the Hawkesbury river.

They also made a guest appearance on Celebrity Squares for 1 week. Snip20160113_1

It simply was The Best Of ABBA!





Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

1 03 2016

10696302_299921616874392_2636403738281340091_nHänt  have a new article about Agnetha:

The ONLY good thing about that is the new photo. The article is total rubbish.

Agnetha Fältskog’s hot night out with her secret man!

Short Cut, tanned and very handsome …

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Events Blog ended last week at the prestigious nightclub Café Opera’s 35th anniversary. A party that attracted hordes of celebrities, ordinary and more rare. As ABBA legend Agnetha who really dos not attend with her presence at celebrity parties, although a few weeks ago she chose to go with old colleague Bjorn Ulvaeus premiere of “Mamma Mia the Party”. When in the company of her good friend Thomas Johansson, who once owned the world concert organizer EMA Telstar who worked with Abba from 1975 and in 1980.

 

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Agnetha was joined by Thomas Johansson at the premiere of
“Mamma Mia the party” in January

Agnetha amused herself royally and was smuggled in without the photographer’s knowledge. But once inside the room she let loose on a sofa in the so-called VIP roo. She served champagne and greeted celebrities like Martin Timell and Arja Saijonmaa. In the background was constantly a secret handsome man by her side. Short Cut, tanned and very stately.

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There in the background to the left we glimpse Agnetha’s secret societies.
But the question hangs in the air; Who was Agnetha’s secret man?

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Above:Agnetha and good friend Micael Bindefeld at Café Opera party.

The Hänt article is the usual rubbish we get if Agnetha even stands next to a male. If she does have a man in her life, that is fantastic  (plus I don’t think she’d hide it)

but it’s also her business.





Louise Plowright

1 03 2016

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Actress Louise Plowright, whose stage credits included Mamma Mia! and Wicked, has passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 59.

Her West End theatre debut came in 1999 when she originated the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, she later when on to play lead role Donna for four years.