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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Forty years after the release of "Waterloo", ABBA is finally celebrated at Waterloo (Station); new book titled "ABBA - The Backstage Stories" by Ingmarie Halling, looks to be the must-buy book of the year for some of us with a certain Old School musical sensibility that leans decidedly towards melody & harmony

 





Expressen TV's Oscar Julander interviews author Ingmarie Halling about her new book on ABBA.
http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/primetime/det-osminkade-abba/


Bonniervideo YouTube Channel: ABBA - The Backstage Stories Interview with author Ingmarie Halling (ABBA - The Backstage stories intervju med Ingmarie Halling) 
Uploaded February 24, 2014 http://youtu.be/gWoYhDsfEaA

More information on the new book at Bonnier's website under 40 år sedan Waterloo



Photo by South Beach Hoosier. © 2013 Hallandale Beach Blog, All Rights Reserved.

Above, my photo from January 2013 of the welcoming party that greeted me at the luggage carousel at Arlanda Stockholm Airport... ABBA.  
As seen in my May 7, 2013 blog post titled, "A" is for Awesome and ABBA as the new ABBA Museum in Stockholm officially opens this afternoon. Monday night's gala premiere brought Anni-Frid, Benny and Björn together, cheered on by a select group of invitees from across Swedish society and the music industry, who are, in the end, just fans of the band like everyone else, and very excited that this amazing museum is FINALLY a reality; #abba, #AbbaMuseum, #ThankYouForTheMusic, @stockholm, @sweden
http://hallandalebeachblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-is-for-awesome-and-abba-as-new-abba.html


TheSpringOf74 YouTube Channel video: ABBA - Dancing Queen - LIVE at the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, June 18, 1976, at the gala tribute to Sweden's King Carl XV1 Gustaf and future wife and Queen, Silvia Sommerlath, the night before their wedding.
This was the first time the song had ever been performed in public in Sweden. 
Above, in my humble opinion, the single best version of this iconic song ever recorded on film.

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