About My Blog

I created this blog to help share ABBA information with other fans and to show off my new collection items :)

Be sure to check out my website for a whole lot more ABBA !

www.abbafanatic.com


Please note: Collection item photos are from my own personal collection. These are not stock photos. If you wish to use any of my photos elsewhere, please have the courtesy to ask first - Thank you :)

Friday, 18 April 2014

New ABBA Collection Item - Backstage Stories Book

I have just received this beautiful book from ABBA The Museum webshop:

http://www.abbathemuseum.com/en/shop-en

For $60 AUD including postage.

And to my utter delight, the book has been signed personally to me by Ingmarie Halling - what a really lovely surprise !

This is the English edition of the Swedish version - with the fabulous slipcase with the 1977 Tour cover.

What a pleasure this book is - high quality, with fabulous content including removable items.

Congratulations on such a wonderful book Ingmarie Halling & Carl Magnus Palm.






Friday, 11 April 2014

Agnetha Faltskog Australia 1976 - Beautiful Photos

Beautiful alternate shots to the one we are used to seeing.
Agnetha in 1976 - during their promotional tour in Australia - and even wearing the Channel 9 tag where the Bandstand Special was filmed 'The Best Of ABBA'.
Plus a few old favourites of them all :)










New ABBA Collection Item - Matchbox Dolls Clothes

I finally have one of these fabulous doll clothes sets in my collection !

And this would be my favourite of them all - Frida's outfit from the 1977 Tour - although it has the long pants she wore in Europe, not the little shorts from Australia.

Made by Matchbox.

Larger package than I expected, measuring 25.5 x 26cm - fabulous !


ABBA News, Updates, Chat

If you are looking for good source of everything ABBA, up to the minute (well mostly lol) updates and conversation, be sure to check out this facebook page - ABBA Alert.
Members only group with nearly 1000 members worldwide already - and growing all the time.

Follow the link here and become a member of a worldwide fan community - one where you can get all the goss, and speak your mind freely.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/332510913524768/


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Frida & Bjorn ABBA Anniversary Party 7th April 2014

I am so sad that I did not make it to London for this amazing ocassion.
Frida looked and sounded amazing !! Love this woman !
Bjorn was ok too lol

Below are photos from various sources including fans at the event - plus links to some videos of Frida & Bjorn - including one very sweet one with Frida saying 'we are family' to the fans at the Tate Modern party.

Frida & Bjorn on stage at the Tate Modern:

http://www.expressen.se/noje/40-arsjubileum-for-abbaswaterloo/#silp_uid=NRTrRlZ2aDC9uY2KL6vVKd2rY1y

BBC interview with Frida & Bjorn:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26924431

US News article with a few photos of Frida & Bjorn at the Tate Modern:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/04/07/mamma-mia-abba-mark-40-years-since-breakthrough























Monday, 7 April 2014

My ABBA Anniversary TV Interview Sunday 6th April 2014 !

Check out this great MSN video - Abba’s biggest fan


What a crazy experience !

Channel 9 Australia - Weekend Today TV Show.

Phone call from Channel 9 on Friday - camera guy in my house on Saturday - Flew to Sydney on Saturday afternoon - in the TV studio on Sunday morning. Hectic ! But lots of fun :)

Happy Anniversary ABBA & Waterloo !

filming in my ABBA room

flying to Sydney - beautiful sunset

Channel 9 'green' room

getting prepped for the show

in the 'green' room - not long now

the show schedule

ready ! with some of my memorabilia


with Cameron Williams and Leila McKinnon


my gorgeous hubby John - so supportive :)



All done - time to relax in Sydney :)