Network 7's Sunday Night program are doing a fabulous special on Benny Andersson & ABBA on 17th September 2017.
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THIS SUNDAY: An ABBA event to remember.
Forty years after they landed in Australia, the iconic foursome go on the record with Sunday Night.
Hear the personal stories behind their meteoric rise, heartbreaking split - and the spectacular secret project that the world's been waiting to see.
On Sunday at 8pm
Thousands of screaming fans greeted Abba as they touched down in Australia in 1977. ABBAMania had officially swept the country.
Were you there? What do you remember? We want to hear your stories – and see your pics – to celebrate that incredible moment in music history.
Catch the Abba extravaganza on Channel 7, Sunday Night at 8pm.
Nothing could have prepared them for this.
Touching down in Sydney in February 1977, the four Swedish superstars behind Abba were overwhelmed.
Australia had been central in reviving their post-Eurovision dreams, when it had seemed that the band would amount to little more than another ‘one hit wonder’.
‘Mamma Mia’ was championed by an Aussie icon and by 1977 ABBAmania was not just sweeping Australia, but worldwide.
Frida, Benny, Bjorn and Agnetha didn’t believe they could live up to the expectations of the huge crowds of adoring fans that turned out to greet them.
“[I thought] this is going to be the last nail in the coffin… it's all going to blow up,” Benny Andersson told Sunday Night.
It didn’t. Fans danced in the rain in Sydney’s Moore Park and brought Melbourne city centre to a standstill.
Forty years on, the iconic foursome lay bare the moments behind the music and the love stories that knitted them together, only to be torn apart as fame took its toll on them all.
But it couldn’t stop the phenomenal love for Abba’s hits - and finally, four decades after that whirlwind Australia tour, comes the news fans thought they would never hear.
Benny Andersson reveals the full story behind Abba’s unexpected return, on Sunday at 8pm on Channel 7.
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And yes, I was lucky enough to be involved and interviewed for this wonderful Special ! 😋