Welcome to ABBAtalk! More than 35 years after their last concert tour together, the members of ABBA are preparing to give their fans a new entertainment experience in the form of virtual reality technology. Dubbed an 'ABBA reunion' by the international press, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid (Frida) will be involved throughout the creative process. Frida Lyngstad said: “Our fans around the world are always asking us to reform and so I hope this new ABBA creation will excite them as much as it excites me!” Benny Andersson: “We’re inspired by the limitless possibilities of what the future holds and are loving being a part of creating something new and dramatic here. A time machine that captures the essence of who we were. And are.” Further details of this pioneering collaboration will be announced in 2017. This year has been full of surprises for ABBA fans. In January, ABBA spontaneously took to the stage at the opening of Mamma Mia! The Party and, in April, Benny delighted fans with a surprise appearance at ABBA The Museum, where he answered questions and played Thank You For The Music. Most recently, all four ABBA members appeared at a celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Björn and Benny's first meeting! In tribute to their friendship, Agnetha and Frida sang 'The Way Old Friends Do'. However, ABBA's last known musical performance as a quartet was at the private birthday party of their friend and business associate Görel Hanser in 1999. ABBAtalk recently had had the honour of welcoming legendary jazz/rock guitarist Janne Schaffer to our London stage. Janne recorded with ABBA from their first sessions in 1972 to their very last in 1982. We also held our fourth unofficial ’ABBAdance’ disco. Our previous summer parties have attracted ABBAtalkers from across the UK, central Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and North America and this year was another success! Plans for future events are underway. Join ABBAtalk on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.Chris WilliamsLondon, October 2016
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Benny Andersson delighted fans with a surprise appearance at ABBA The Museum in April 2016. Joined on stage by Görel Hanser, Mia Segolsson and Ingmarie Halling, Benny answered the fans' questions before playing Thank You For The Music to the overjoyed crowd. This video is compilation of footage which has been generously sent in by the ABBAtalkers who filmed it and features subtitles in English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Finnish... and more!
Lars Lerin meets Frida ★ Swedish artist and author Lars Lerin travels to Frida's home on Mallorca in this wonderfully touching programme, first broadcast in January 2016. Thanks to our generous friends, subtitles are available in English, Spanish, German, French, Danish, Polish and Finnish.★ Watch more
ABBAtalk meets Janne SchafferSOLD OUT ABBAtalk meets legendary jazz/rock guitarist Janne Schaffer, who worked with ABBA from their first recording session in 1972 to their last in 1982, as well as releasing 14 solo albums in his own right. Janne will travel from his home in Stockholm to Hammersmith, London, especially for this truly unique event. In front of an intimate audience, Janne will share fascinating and humorous behind-the-scenes stories, focussing on his decade-long career with ABBA.
ABBAdance (+ optional lunchtime meeting)SOLD OUTA full day of ABBA! Our fourth 'ABBAdance' disco party will be preceded by a lunchtime event on the very same day.
Stockholm, 22-24 April 2016 The Official International ABBA Fan Club will celebrate their 30th Anniversary by moving their annual ABBA weekend to Stockholm! Special events are being hosted at ABBA The Museum and at the newly unveiled Mamma Mia! The Party on the beautiful island of Djurgården.
Previous ABBAtalk eventsYou will soon be able to read about our past events, including those featuring guest appearances by ABBA historian Carl Magnus Palm and Judd Lander (Director of Promotion, Epic Records). Please check back soon!
Carl Magnus Palm, the world’s foremost ABBA historian and consultant to Polar Music International, is currently writing a completely revised, expanded and updated edition of his very first book, ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions. You can read more information and pre-order the book here. We interviewed Carl Magnus at Atlantis Studio in Stockholm (previously called Metronome Studio), where ABBA recorded many of their biggest hits, including Waterloo, Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen.
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