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We feel very honoured and are very grateful for the fantastic greetings by Agnetha, Frida, Björn and Benny to our 30th anniversary.

           

March 3, 2021
  • Our new ABBA Fan Club Magazine Nr. 92 is out now.
    The magazine includes 36 A4-pages with very exclusive, unpublished photos in unique quality. Like always, the spring issue Nr. 92 contains news, special reports, unpublished photos plus one more great poster in the middle of the magazine with an exclusive ABBA photo from their last German press conference in 1982. We also have a little exclusive interview with Björn for you.

    Content:
    • News Extra with all the news and photos
    • Competition with great prizes
    • Exclusive interview with Björn, with his handwritten answers
    • Special report about 30 Years of ABBA , final part
    • Special report: ABBA's performance on Show Express, final part - have fun with many more exclusive and unpublished photos
    • Special report about ABBA's Fernando with discography
    • Reader's Story with ABBA discography from Canada
    • Songbook - Single Tracks by Anni-Frid Lyngstad from 1971

    Have lots of fun with the magazine and like always we are looking forward to your feedback.

       

       

       

       

       


March 2, 2021
  • Remember the possibility to get hold of some very special ABBA items at the end of last year? Well, Stockholm based auction house Crafoord plans for yet another auction.
    They have already new, interesting objects from someone closely connected to the group- and would like to add additional stuff. Therefore, Crafoord auctions reaches out to you to contribute with more ABBA memorabilia for yet another special auction, which is planned for the end of April.
    Interested? Then you are welcome to directly contact the auction house for more info and valuation on stockholm@crafoordauktioner.se


  • Here are two new photos of Björn enjoying the winter in Stockholm
    Source : ZAPgroup Instagram
    Björn    Björn


February 15, 2021
  • More ABBA on German TV:

    • Friday February 19: RBB at 23:15 local time - ABBA - Der Film
    • Saturday February 20: ARD at 20:15 - Klein gegen Groß Quiz show with a question about ABBA songs
    • Saturday February 20: NDR at 23:15 - ABBA - Der Film

    Thanks to Sandra Doß and Stephan Andreas!


January 22, 2021
  • These ABBA shows will run on German TV in February:

    • Tuesday February 9: PRO7 at 20:15 local time - ABBA - Songs für die Ewigkeit
    • Tuesday February 9: PRO7 at 21:20 - ABBA in Concert
    • Friday February 12: RBB at 20:15 and 1:15 - Die 30 schönsten Hits von ABBA



December 29, 2020
  • Some days just before Christmas Ingmarie from ABBA-The Museum and the Choir decided to do a music video on Happy New Year for all their friends out there. Ingmarie asked Benny if he could do the piano-background and he did.
    With the video Happy New Year - a new togetherness (3.50 min), ABBA The Museum The Choir celebrates hope and a new togetherness, wishing each other - and the world - a Happy New 2021.
    Happy New Year - a new togetherness is a new take on the classic ABBA song Happy New Year from 1980. The music is arranged for choir by Göran Arnberg, and recorded with ABBA The Museum The Choir and the composer himself Benny Andersson at the piano in his studio RMV.
    The video was shot on location at ABBA The Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, and produced by Myrén Film.
    Enjoy!


December 28, 2020
  • On Friday January 1, 2021 German ZDF TV will show "Mamma Mia!" at 23:20 and 3:30 local time.
    At the same time, German RBB TV shows ABBA - Der Film at 0:00 .
    Thanks to Sandra Doß!


December 22, 2020
  • "No matter how hard the past,
    you can always begin again"
    (Jack Kornfield)

    The year is almost over.......

    Maybe it's a good thing that we don't know what the future holds. Back in January, no one could have predicted what an extraordinary year would lie ahead of us. There were moments of reflection, hope, and mutual support for each other.

    We don't yet know what the New Year will bring, but may there be a ray of light for all of us to hold on to. A glow that gives us hope.

    Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021!


December 18, 2020
  • The Swedish Academy (Svenska Akademien) has decided to give the Royal Prize (Kungliga priset) 2020 to Benny Andersson.The prize (at present 100.000 Crowns) was founded in 1835 by King Karl XIV Johan.

    Thanks to Pentti Koponen!


December 16, 2020
  • Benny's Birthday - Photo © Jan Kraft


  • On Sunday December 20, German RTL TV will show "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" at 20:15 and 23:30 local time,
    followed by the documentary "Mamma Mia! Darum lieben alle ABBA" at 22:30 and 1:35 .

    On Friday January 1, 2021 German ZDF TV will show the first part "Mamma Mia!" at 23:20 and 3:30 .


  • On Thursday December 17, 2020 the German radio 'Gaymusic' will start the third part of the ABBA Special. Regina from the ABBA fan club takes part again:




December 13, 2020
  • Björn gave the German TV programme 'Brisant' an interview at his home. You can watch it here.


December 5, 2020
  • Michael B. Tretow is selling some items (like a test pressing record with three versions of Dancing Queen) from his personal ABBA collection at Crafoord Auktioner.
    Here is a press release in Swedish and the list of the items, which are available for 7 days.

    Thanks to Pentti Koponen!


December 4, 2020
  • Happy birthday to Pippi Longstocking. German Oetinger Verlag has published the book 'Pippi Langstrumpf - Heldin, Ikone, Freundin' to Pippi's 75th birthday. The book takes an exciting look back into the creation of Pippi Longstocking.
    Björn is among the personalities who have written an homage on Astrid Lindgren and Pippi Longstocking alike. Björn writes about the day when he met Astrid Lindgren for the very first time. There is also a nice photo of the two in the book.
    The book can be ordered in your local book store or in online shops.

    Astrid Lindgren and others
    Germany: Oetinger, 2020
    ISBN: 9783789113451
    240 pages

    Pippi Langstrumpf - Heldin, Ikone, Freundin


December 1, 2020
  • ABBA - The Museum has asked us for your support.

    ABBA - The Museum have been talking about making an exhibition where they could show everyone the huge impact ABBA has had on the lives of their most dedicated fans. They are now wanting to reach out to the fans to see if there is anything you have in your collection that you are willing to show the museum and they will see if they could have it in the exhibition.

    What ABBA - The Museum is looking for is the following:
    • Photos of you with ABBA - taken in the 70s
    • Photos of you at ABBA concerts or queueing to get in. Maybe you have made a banner, you are singing or wearing an ABBA shirt?
    • Items made by you in the 70s of ABBA, artwork, clothing or other self-made things
    • Would you be willing to make a video greeting or a testimonial as to how ABBA has had an impact on your life and how you feel about ABBA today.
    • The above also applies to the pre-ABBA projects as well

    If you are interested in sending some photos of what you have or a video message, please send them to: info@abbathemuseum.com

    Thank you so much for any contribution you may have.


November 16, 2020
  • Our anniversary goes on!

    Our new ABBA Fan Club Magazine Nr. 91 is out now and again we have a great present for you - a hearty ABBA sticker!
    Please note that this bonus is only available for ABBA Fan Club members!

    Our magazine includes 36 A4-pages with very exclusive, unpublished photos in unique quality. Like always, issue Nr. 91 contains news, special reports, unpublished photos plus one more great poster in the middle of the magazine with an exclusive ABBA photo from Musikladen 1976, Bremen - Germany.

    Content:
    • News Extra with all the news and photos
    • Competition with great prizes
    • Special report about 30 Years of ABBA , part 3
    • Reader's Story - ABBA & Me, a love story (Canada)
    • Salute Birgitta Wollgård: Exclusive interview with exclusive, previously unpublished photos
    • The last Show Express with ABBA's last German live performance with many unpublished photos, part 2
    • Long Long Live Love! Frida's Fernando (including songbook)

    Have lots of fun with the magazine and the exclusive poster and like always we are looking forward to your feedback.

       

       

       

       




November 15, 2020
  • Frida's Birthday


October 22, 2020
  • Today came the second part of a German radio ABBA Special on various channels. This special also includes an interview with ABBA editor Regina.


    The mediathek recording of the special is available for one week via the first link.


  • Anna Bromee will play the Frida Tribute Show 'En frid(a) för själen' on November 14, 2020, at ABBA The Museum in Stockholm. She will play it twice at 3 PM and 8 PM. It will be a little birthday tribute for Frida.
    Anna Bromee - Photo: Marie Linderholm
    Photo: Marie Linderholm


October 14, 2020
  • Out on 4th December 2020, this numbered limited edition 7" clear blue vinyl single will be released to celebrate New Year 2021. Featuring "Happy New Year" and "Felicidad".
    Happy New Year 2021


  • The Swedish King and Queen visited branches in the Stockholm region, which have been affected by Covid-19, such as the health, tourism and cultural sector. Amongst others, they recently met Björn commenting on the situation.
    Björn talking to Swedish Queen and King
    Photo: Instagram account of the Swedish Royal Family, Kungahuset.


  • New French book by author Jean-Marie Potiez:

    Il Était Une Fois - ABBA
    Jean-Marie Potiez
    France: Hugo Image, 2020
    ISBN: 9782755684520
    212 pages

    This fantastic book is illustrated with wonderful photos, many of them previously unpublished. Read more about it in our next ABBA Issue No. 91. You can order it here.
    Il Était Une Fois - ABBA


October 7, 2020
  • The German magazine "ABBA - Das große Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2" will be released on Friday, October 9. It is a new edition of a magazine that came out a few years ago. It contains 100 pages with great photos and has been updated. You can order it via this link, price: 9.90 Euros.

    We will offer it as a competition prize in our next ABBA No. 91. There will also be a competition on our Facebook page.

    ABBA - Das Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2 ABBA - Das Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2
    ABBA - Das Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2 ABBA - Das Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2
    ABBA - Das Sonderheft - POP CLASSICS # 2


October 6, 2020
  • After the second premiere of Mamma Mia! The Musical, which was planned in Hamburg on October 11, 2020, was cancelled because of the Corona situation, Stage Entertainment has announced today that the musical will probably return to Hamburg in May 2022. We will keep you informed.


September 2, 2020
  • To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Super Trouper, Universal has announced some new limited edition releases on October 30:

    • Super Trouper 2LP Half Speed Master
      UPC: 00602508777707
      These black vinyl 180g records run with 45 rpm for better sound, so the 10 songs fit on two LPs mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

    • Super Trouper Single Box
      UPC: 00602508777974
      A box set with three coloured vinyl 7" singles:

      The Winner Takes It All / Elaine
      Super Trouper / The Piper
      Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On

    • Picture Disc 7" Singles

      • The Winner Takes It All / Elaine
        UPC: 00602508778629

      • Super Trouper / The Piper
        UPC: 00602508778599

      • Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On
        UPC: 00602508778643

    Super Trouper 2LP Half Speed Master Super Trouper Single Box


July 27, 2020
  • Sweden's newspaper Aftonbladet spoke with Görel about the new ABBA songs since there were rumours that ABBA recorded 5 new songs. She said that she can confirm that there are 2 new songs to be published but that there is no date set. The two songs are related to the avatar project which has been delayed due to corona.


July 12, 2020
  • German NDR TV will repeat the quiz show "Hätten Sie's gewusst" with host Jörg Pilawa tonight at 22:45. In the quiz Regina will play against the TV host and comedian Thomas Hermanns, who is a big ABBA fan himself.


July 5, 2020
  • Our anniversary goes on!

    Our new ABBA Fan Club Magazine Nr. 90 is out now and again we have a fantastic present for you - a big poster, 60 x 40 cm, with 2 previously unpublished ABBA photos from 1981 and 1982! Please note that this bonus is only available for ABBA Fan Club members!

    Our magazine includes 36 A4-pages with very exclusive, unpublished photos in unique quality. Like always, issue Nr. 90 contains news, special reports, unpublished photos plus one more great poster in the middle of the magazine with an exclusive, unpublished ABBA photo from Show Express, Germany in November 1982.

    Content:
    • News Extra with all the news
    • Special report about 30 Years of ABBA , Part 2
    • The last Show Express with ABBA's last German TV apperance together with a live audience with many unpublished photos
    • The Winner Takes It All - The Take That Won It All
    • Report about Benny's car BMW AKE 833
    • Agnetha at the Montreux Golden Rose Rock Festival 1985 with many exclusive, unpublished photos
    • Competition
    • 50 Years - Special Songbook: Festfolk/Fästfolk 1970 Single Tracks

    Have lots of fun with the magazine and the exclusive poster and like always we are looking forward to your feedback.

       

       

       

       




July 3, 2020
  • Special thanks to Ingmarie Halling (Curator) and Caroline Fagerlind (Director) from ABBA The Museum who sent us this wonderful photo!
    Ingmarie and Caroline are holding ABBA No. 89 and a reproduction of ABBA No. 1, which was sent to all our members in celebration of ABBA 's 30th anniversary.

    ABBA The Museum: Ingmarie Halling and Caroline Fagerlind


June 20, 2020
  • The release date of the new ABBA Box has been postponed to July 24th.


  • Stiftelsen Taubes Värld (the fund which Benny, Björn, Sven-Bertil Taube and Håkan Hellström formed to keep the legacy of legendary songwriter Evert Taube alive) has published a half an hour video on YouTube. It includes material from a press conference in January, Benny playing Taube's "Som stjärnor små" and "Calle Schewens vals" with piano and Björn reading the lyrics "Morgon efter regn".
    Thanks to Pentti Koponen!


June 8, 2020
  • #MonAmour Today we want to tell you about Dan Daniell's new single! A beautiful, positive song full of love - a perfect contrast to this time, where everything is about Corona. Thanks to Dan Daniell we have the great songs with Frida, 'Lieber Gott', 'I Have A Dream' and '1865' (in German and English)! Listen to this song Mon Amour of happiness! You can download it from Spotify and Applemusic.


  • On Wednesday, June 10 the German TV Bayerisches Fernsehen will show "ABBA - Der Film" at 22:45.
    Thanks to Sandra Doß!


  • CISAC, the global confederation of performing rights societies, announced in the end of May that Björn has been elected as the next president, replacing electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. Björn brings a deep understanding of the creative industries and the systems that help authors obtain fair payment for their works.


  • The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter has printed a long interview with Björn (in English).


  • German publisher Heel will release a 2021 ABBA Calendar with wonderful pictures - we recommend it. You can win a calendar in the next ABBA No. 90.

    ABBA Calendar 2021 ABBA Calendar 2021 ABBA Calendar 2021


May 14, 2020
  • BBC has a short interview with Björn commenting on what the Covid-19 situation could imply for London's West End theatre world.


  • On July 24th we are celebrating ABBA's entire studio discography with an 8LP box set that features each of their groundbreaking records for the first time on coloured vinyl. ABBA: The Studio Albums will be released on 24 July.
    ABBA: The Studio Albums


  • Universal will release something at the 40th anniversary of Super Trouper. More infos will follow as soon as they are confirmed.


April 25, 2020
  • Best Wishes to Björn


April 22, 2020
  • Our member Sandra Doß was on German TV yesterday: "Wir in Bayern" (We in Bavaria). You can watch the programme here until April 21, 2021.


  • The magazine Kult #22 with ABBA story and poster (part 1 - Agnetha) will be available next Friday. You can get it now directly from the publisher.
    Kult #22 with ABBA part 1


  • Cirkus announced that Pippi på Cirkus will open on 2nd July 2021. The premiere was planned for June 26 this year but due to the Corona situation it is now scheduled for summer 2021.
    Special thanks to Maik Dünkel.


  • The official ABBA Instagram account posted this Thank you message from Agnetha thanking everyone for remembering her 70th birthday.
    Thank you from Agnetha


April 5, 2020
  • Best Wishes to Agnetha


March 20, 2020
  • On Saturday, March 21 at 22:45 on German NDR TV the ABBA Fan Club leader Regina Grafunder will appear in the quiz show "Hätten Sie's gewusst" with host Jörg Pilawa. The theme is ABBA of course. In the quiz Regina will play against the TV host and comedian Thomas Hermanns, who is a big ABBA fan himself.
    Regina with Jörg Pilawa - © Regina Grafunder
    © NDR Uwe Ernst
    Thomas Hermanns and Regina - © NDR Uwe Ernst


March 17, 2020
  • The church S:t Tomas Kyrka in Vällingby was built 60 years ago. To celebrate this, Benny Andersson will appear in two concerts on April 5 at 4 PM and 6 PM. He will perform with S:t Tomas Chamber Choir, Vox Feminae, Vivid Voices, Göran Arnberg (keyboard), Crescenzo Grifone (organ), Francesco Acquista (choir leader) and Gerd Nielsen (choir leader). This event has not yet been cancelled because of the Corona virus.
    Thanks to Pentti Koponen!
    Benny at St Tomas Kyrka


March 3, 2020
  • A new ABBA book by Ian Cole will be released on March 6.
    You will find more information about "Song By Song" on the publisher's web site.

    UK: Fonthill Media, 2020
    ISBN: 9781781557853
    176 pages, paperback
    ABBA - Song By Song


February 19, 2020
  • We celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

    Our new ABBA Fan Club Magazine Nr. 89 is out now and exclusively for our members we have an anniversary celebration reprint of ABBA No. 1!
    Please note that this bonus is only available for ABBA Fan Club members!

    With this exclusive "Two for the price of one" magazine you will get 2 x 28 A4 pages with exclusive photos in unique quality. Like always, issue Nr. 89 contains news, special reports, exclusive unpublished photos plus a great poster with an exclusive, unpublished ABBA photo taken after their performance at Show Express, Germany in November 1980. Have fun with No. 1 with news from back then, special reports, exclusive photos and reports.

    Content Nr. 89:
    • News Extra with all the news
    • Special report about 30 Years of ABBA-
    • Special report about Coloured Vinyls, Part 3
    • Pippi at Cirkus, Stockholm
    • ABBA Super Troupers Exhibition in London
    • More about the ABBA Concert in Landskrona 1979
    • My! My! My fate was to be with you - a special report about a young policeman who was lucky to meet ABBA in Brighton in 1974
    • GDR Update
    • 50 Years - Special Songbook with Songs by Anni-Frid Lyngstad
    • Competition
    and many more!

    Content No. 1:
    • Presentation of the ABBA Intermezzo Founders Regina and Adriaan
    • New Danish ABBA Cassettes
    • Benny's "November 1989"
    • Discography Argentina
    • ABBA Fan Meeting with Björn
    • ABBA Songbook "I am an A"
    • ABBA News
    • Reader Charts
    • Competition
    • ABBA Trackfinder
    • New Frida Photos 1989
    • Collector's Corner
    • Member's Ads

    We wish you lots of fun with both magazines and like always we are looking forward to your feedback in our guestbook, on Facebook and via mail.

       

       

       

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February 5, 2020
  • En kväll för Josefin - a book release and tribute concert for Josefin Nilsson will be arranged at Rival Hotel in Stockholm on March 2. Marie Nilsson has written the book "Josas bok – min berättelse" (Josa's book - my story) about her sister. Marie will talk about it with Hanna Hellquist. Many artists will perform on stage, among others Benny and Ainbusk's Annelie and Bittis. The ticket price includes a copy of the book.
    Thanks to Pentti Koponen!


  • ABBA the Museum just posted this lovely photo of Frida visiting the museum on February 2nd.

    Frida at ABBA The Museum


February 3, 2020
  • In an interview with Swedish media, Benny has said that ABBA are aiming to release new music in September 2020.
    "One shouldn't promise anything but if I were to decide myself, it would be September", he said.
    Watch a clip from Benny's interview (with English-language subtitles) here.


  • Björn Ulvaeus is one of 27 Europeans who have written Brexit related 'letters' featured in this post from The Guardian.


  • The crowdfunding campaign for the wonderful CD/DVD Set "Herinnering" by Bonnie & José, originally released on vinyl in 1985, has started a couple of days ago. The CD contains 12 wonderful ABBA cover songs sung in Dutch, the DVD contains the TV special including an interview with Björn.
    In just 24 hours they reached 80% of their target amount. You can choose between several donations to get 'just' the CD/DVD Set or a signed Set etc. Please find more infos here.


January 28, 2020
  • The cast of CHESS på svenska at Helsingborg Arena next summer has been announced.
    • Florence: Shirley Clamp
    • Anatolij: Kalle Leander
    • Molokov: Loa Falkman
    • Freddie: Alexander Lycke
    • Svetlana: Alma Bengtsson
    • The Arbiter: Gert Fylking
    Quite surprising is that Alexander Lycke who played Anatolij in Helsinki will be seen as Freddie. Shirley Clamp has a long singer career but Florence will be her debut role in musicals.


  • The new foundation Taubes värld (World of Taube) has been formed to preserve and promote the culture heritage of singer/songwriter Evert Taube and his wife Astri Bergman Taube. Taube's son Sven-Bertil Taube, Benny, Björn and Håkan Hellström have contributed to secure the economy of the foundation. Taubes värld will be launched in Gothenburg on January 31. Benny will personally attend the lauch event in Gothenburg.
    In the press release is mentioned that for Benny Evert Taube means everything. When inspiration runs out, it is still Taube's music where Benny returns. Also for Björn Taube's meaning is enormous. At the same time he is worried that this important culture heritage will be forgotten and he will do everything he can that this will not happen.
    Special thanks to Pentti Koponen!


January 25, 2020
  • The complete ABBA concert from November 10th 1979 at Wembley Arena will be released as a half-speed mastered 3 LP set on March 13th 2020.
    ABBA live at Wembley Arena


January 19, 2020
  • German First Class Entertainment WORLD of DINNER will present the dinner show "GENTLEMEN of VOICES" for the first time in Dortmund, Spielbank Hohensyburg on January 24.
    In this fantastic dinner show with an exclusive four course menu world wide hits will be performed, like "I Know Him So Well" from CHESS. The Gentlemen of Voices are the musical actors Nico Müller, Maximilian Mann, Udo Eickelmann and Karim Khawatmi. Karim is known for his brilliant role as Sam in MAMMA MIA! The Musical, which he recently played in Berlin. More performances: Sunday, May 3 2020 at the Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nürnberg and Saturday, December 5 2020 at the BAD HOTEL ÜBERLINGEN Kursaal.
    A short sample and more infos, dates etc. (including booking) is here: Gentlemen of Voices - Die Dinnershow
    Gentlemen of Voices - Die Dinnershow


January 2, 2020
  • German RBB TV will show "Pop nonstop: Die 70er - Mamma Mia" with ABBA on January 10 at 20:15 local time.
    Thanks to Claudia Hermann!


  • French/German TV ARTE will show the documentary ABBA forever on January 10 at 22:05 local time.
    Thanks to Martin Schneider!


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