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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 !

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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, 26 June 2015

Sleep Like A Popstar In The ABBA Gold Room !



























STAY IN DUVEMÅLA OR SLEEP LIKE A POP STAR IN THE ABBA GOLD ROOM – Pop House Hotel is proud to present new themed hotel rooms linked to Swedish music!





"What made ABBA so successful? Björn: Hard work and two beautiful voices!"
 
Pop House Hotel is located in the same building as ABBA The Museum and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame, of which Björn Ulvaeus is part owner. What makes the hotel unique is its strong connection to the operations that are housed in the building, namely exhibitions about Swedish pop music, the Swedish Music Hall of Fame and ABBA The Museum. The vision of a house of music in Stockholm/Sweden is now being ramped up thanks to the hotel’s new live-gig initiative, as well as new Swedish music-themed hotel rooms.

In the Duvemåla room, guests are greeted by a welcome letter from Björn Ulvaeus, which paints a picture of the arduous path of emigration, then and now.

The room breathes peace and tranquillity, with handpicked details and props. There is handmade wallpaper and handwoven rag-rugs. On the wall, framed in glass, hangs a dress from the 1995 musical. The terrace is enclosed by a genuine Swedish roundpole fence and guests can cosy up on a wooden bench that smells of good old-fashioned linseed oil, to enjoy the twilight hours. The mini-bar is found in a rustic-style nightstand and the TV is hidden behind a traditional Swedish pärlspånt panel, closed with a simple hook. The traveller’s trunk, rocking chair and sofa bed, all handcrafted in Sweden in the early 1900s, take you back to the period when Vilhelm Moberg’s The Emigrants unfolded. Featuring state-of-the-art comfort, the unique ambiance of the room is an exciting contrast to the hotel’s other spaces.

The ABBA Gold album was released in 1992, ten years after ABBA took a pause. Over 30 million copies of the album have been sold and it is considered one of ABBA’s major successes, as well as being one of the best-selling CDs of all time in the UK, the home of pop music. In collaboration with ABBA The Museum and as a tribute to the ABBA revival of the 90s seen all over the world, Pop House Hotel has transformed one of the junior suites into an ABBA Gold room. Overlooking one of Stockholm’s oldest entertainment establishments (Gröna Lund) and Saltsjön bay, guests can drift away into gilt-edged dreams and feel like pop star royalty. Perfect for key creative meetings, the room might well inspire new success stories. Designed in glittering gold and glossy black, with gold curtains and gold mirrors, the room also features an enormous Tom Dixon lamp adding an exclusive 

touch.






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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

ABBA On Celebrity Squares Australia 1976 !!























An amazing rarity - this video clip shows ABBA on Celebrity Squares in Australia 1976 !

And the first contestant ask for ABBA :)

The First round of an episode of Celebrity Squares from 1976, hosted by Jimmy Hannan, taken from a U-matic recording of the master tape.

Contestants are Alfred Marks, Ugly Dave Gray, ABBA, Bob Rogers, Bert Newton, Chelsea Brown, Stuart Wagstaff, Patti Newton and Arte Johnson.

Unfortunately it is not the whole episode - but who would have thought we would get any of this show ??

See video below.












Thursday, 18 June 2015

Mamma Mia! The Party - Update

Hello!

We have now come a little further with this exciting experiment. The refurbishment of historic Tyrol has just started and the transformation into a Greek Taverna will be really exciting to follow. The other day, we were pleasantly surprised by our rhythmical craftsmen - see the stunt here.

You can also see the film and follow the process on mammamiatheparty.com. Tickets go on sale on the 25th of August.

Until then, have a wonderful summer!