In Focus

The Chiquitita Story

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Since its original release in 1979, Chiquitita has come to be recognised as one of ABBA’s biggest-ever hits. But if fate had willed otherwise, Chiquitita might today have been known as – Rosalita. If It Wasn’t For Summer Night City … Continue reading

Hova`s Witness – Stig Anderson At 50

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January 25, 2006, marked what would have been legendary ABBA manager Stig Anderson’s 75th birthday. This gave us reason to look back on the 25th Anniversary of ‘Hovas vittne’ – the song recorded by ABBA as a special tribute to … Continue reading

The Making Of Super Trouper

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Divorce, fascism, split personalities – those were some of the subjects covered on ABBA’s seventh studio album. In this essay we explore the making of Super Trouper, the album that saw ABBA determined to grow up and project themselves as … Continue reading

ABBA – The Movie on DVD

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ABBA’s whirlwind concert tour of Australia in 1977 was vividly captured on film by director Lasse Hallström. As ABBA – The Movie is finally released on DVD, we take a look at the background to the film and the new … Continue reading

The Agnetha Fältskog Solo Albums

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The world will always recognise Agnetha Fältskog primarily for her contributions as one of two amazing lead singers in ABBA. But her recording career started in 1967, and despite 17 years when she made no recordings at all, her solo … Continue reading

ABBA en Español

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With the 2004 opening of Mamma Mia! in Madrid and the release of the Todo ABBA compilation, ABBA’s Spanish profile was higher than in a long time. But the group has a long and rich history of Spanish connections. Ring … Continue reading

Sending Out An SOS

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June 2005 marked the 30th anniversary of the release of ABBA’s ‘SOS’ as a single. Join us for this peek into the creation and the success of the song that marked a turning point in the group’s history. Turn it … Continue reading

The Frida Solo Albums

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Most of the world knows Frida as one of two brilliant lead singers in ABBA. But her artistic expressions have also resulted in many solo recordings. In anticipation of the re-release of Frida’s three albums for the Polar label in … Continue reading

The Name Of The Game – Into A New World

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‘The Name Of The Game’ was ABBA’s first brand new single of 1977, opening up a new chapter in their amazing story. What Rufus said While it is well-known that journalists and critics have often had a difficult relationship to … Continue reading

North American & European Tour 1979

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September 1979 saw the launch of ABBA’s autumn tour of North America and Europe. Join us for this look back on the group’s adventures on what turned out to be their last major tour. To tour or not to tour … Continue reading