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

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 :)

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

ABBA Books By Carl Magnus Palm - Signed - Order Now !

Buy A Signed Copy !

This page lists a selection of titles that you can buy directly from this site – and if you want to, you can get your copy signed with a personal dedication by the author. For some of the titles the stock is extremely limited, so first come, first served... (The number of copies available, as listed for some titles, is accurate as of September 28, 2105.)

HOW TO BUY: Send me an e-mail stating which book(s) you want to buy, and I will send you a Paypal invoice (Swedish residents may pay via bank transfer; if you live outside Sweden and are not able or willing to use Paypal, this option is open to you as well). As soon as I have received payment, your signed book(s) will be mailed to you without any unnecessary delay.
Please note: All prices include postage, regular airmail. If you want your order to be sent via registered mail, this is possible, although the price will then be a little higher. Just mention this when you e-mail me and we will sort it out.
Buy two or more books and you will get a 10% price reduction!

The following titles are currently available. Click on the title to read more about the book:
Bright Lights Dark Shadows - The Real Story Of ABBA (revised and updated paperback edition published January 2014, English language) Price: USD 58
ABBA - The Story: Berättelsen om supergruppen (hardback, first edition, Swedish language) Price: USD 58

ABBA (hardback, first edition, Finnish language). The Finnish edition of ABBA - The Story. Click here to see the cover of the book. Price: USD 50
ABBA Lugu (hardback, first edition, Estonian language, only 2 copies left). This Estonian version of ABBA - The Story features a picture selection that's almost completely different to the Swedish edition. Price: USD 58
ABBA - Ljodi i mozika (hardback, first edition, Russian language; only 1 copy left). This Russian edition of ABBA - Människorna och musiken adds plenty of pictures from the Premium Publishing archives, plus an illustrated discography. Price: USD 58

Benny's Road To ABBA (hardback, first edition, English language). Price: USD 58
Cadillac Madness - den otroliga berättelsen om The Hep Stars (hardback, first edition, Swedish language; contains CD featuring previously unreleased Hep Stars recordings; co-authored by Dan-Eric Landén) Price: USD 58
ABBA - The Backstage Stories (Swedish version). Price: USD 53

ABBA Backstage (German version of ABBA - The Backstage Stories). Price: USD 53

ABBA - Backstage-historierne (Danish version of ABBA - The Backstage Stories; only 2 copies left). Price: USD 53

ABBA (Italian version of ABBA - The Backstage Stories; only 2 copies left). Price: USD 53

Send an e-mail for more information.


Friday, 25 September 2015

ABBA Charity Auction - Book Signed By All 4 Members ! Plus Much More !!

ABBA The Museum:

"We're auctioning a copy of "ABBA The Backstage Stories" SIGNED BY ALL FOUR ABBA MEMBERS.
You will also get to stay at Pop House Hotel and much more!

The money raised will be donated to the foundation Världens Barn (Children of The World). Take part in this unique opportunity, and help the ones who need it the most.

Link to the bidding page: http://goo.gl/rUcZOn

Here you can listen to Björn talking about his commitment to help children, and why he donated Chiqitita royalties to UNICEF: https://goo.gl/pQNaof

Both links are in swedish, but we hope you'll find your way to translate : )"

The auction is being run on Tradera and is in Swedish. It also says it is open only to Swedish bidders, but the Museum has confirmed anyone can bid.
Planning a visit to Sweden ? How perfect to win this auction before you go ! :)

Rough translation of auction page:

The book is called of course "ABBA The Backstage Stories" !!
Check out the picture book and signatures on Vakens website: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2689...http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2689&artikel=6258839
Added in the property description September 24 09:48
The dinner is taken on Pop House Hotel. The pot is also a book "ABBA The Background Stories" IngMarie Halling, the band's costume designer and now curator of ABBA: The Museum. And hold on tight - the book is signed all four ABBA!

One gets fun when you help!

Welcome to place your bid on this year's Funniest auction. The pot is a really smash weekend in Stockholm:
You and a friend will get two nights at the Pop House Hotel. Along with Vakens host Richard Herrey you will experience the Swedish music tax on ABBA the Museum. Another listening favorite, Isabelle Berglund, connect three course dinner and then there will be laughter party at the famous Oscar Theatre .. You will see autumn's big idea Ladykillers, with among others Leif Andrée, Jonas Karlsson, Johan Rheborg and Suzanne Reuter.

Then it's off to the Radio Hall for a guided tour and a visit to us in direct sending Awake studio.

This will be something to write home about!
And best of all: all the money you spend will go to the children of the world!


Sunday, 6 September 2015

ABBA's Dancing Queen Hits Number 1 In Australia 1976

On this day in 1976, ABBA's Dancing Queen hit number 1 in Australia.

It stayed at number 1 for 8 weeks and sold 322,000 copies, making it the 3rd biggest hit single of 1976 in Australia, with Bohemian Rhapsody at number 2 and Fernando at number 1.

Saturday, 5 September 2015

ABBA Scania Müller Model Truck Shipped !

After 1 year, the Scania Müller ABBA Model Truck is on it's way !

Scaled at 1:50 this beauty measures 20cm long x 15cm high and 8cm wide.

All the artwork from the original truck has made it on to the model and it looks amazing ! :)


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Mamma Mia! Movie Sequel Coming !

Opa! Get ready for a ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel 

Opa! Get ready for a ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel

Broadway’s gearing up to say “ciao” to what may be the guiltiest of pleasures in the musical theater.
“Mamma Mia!” — which gave New York City a much-needed jolt of fun a month after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center — is going out with a block party in front of the Broadhurst Theatre on Sept. 12. The ABBA musical will have played 5,765 performances and grossed over $600 million on Broadway alone. I expect confetti and maybe fireworks — they can afford it!

On hand will be Judy Craymer, who produced the show and is now one of the richest women in England, as well as director Phyllida Lloyd and book-writer Catherine Johnson. (Interesting tidbit: “Fun Home” is the first Broadway show since “Mamma Mia!” to have an all-female creative team: Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron and Alison Bechdel.)

There was some talk that Meryl Streep, who starred in the “Mamma Mia!” film, would swing by for the closing-night fun, but I’m told she’ll be out of town on a movie set. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus — the ABBA boys — won’t be around either. They’re on their yachts, which I pray are named Waterloo and Fernando.

After the show closes, Craymer will turn her attention to a “Mamma Mia!” movie sequel. The 2008 original remains the highest-grossing movie musical of all time — over $600 million worldwide and counting.

Streep is likely to reprise her role, and I hear Pierce Brosnan may pop up to serenade us with that lovely singing voice of his. The movie is in the early stages, but Casey Nicholaw, who staged “The Book of Mormon” and “Something Rotten!,” may direct.

Cast members from all 14 years of the Broadway run are going to appear in the final performance at the Broadhurst. I hope Joe Machota, the original Sky, is among them. Though he’s since become a big-shot agent at CAA, I’ll always think of him in a wet suit, flippers and a snorkel.

As for Craymer, one of my all-time favorite producers, here’s a story making the rounds to show how far she’s come: Before “Mamma Mia!” opened in London in 1999, she invited Baz Bamigboye, the powerful Daily Mail gossip columnist to lunch. Midway through the meal, she admitted she didn’t have the money to pay the bill. Bamigboye graciously took care of it.

I had a jolly lunch with her last December at the Colbert in London.
Guess who picked up the check this time.