Thursday, April 15, 2010

ABBA in Switzerland

On February 1979, ABBA went to Switzerland, where the band made a TV special called ABBA in Switzerland, held in Leysin. On this program, ABBA performed the songs Take A Chance On Me, The King Has Lost His Crown, The Name Of The Game, Eagle, Mamma Mia, Hole In Your Soul, Kisses Of Fire, Lovers (Live A Little Longer), Chiquitita, Does Your Mother Know and Thank You For The Music, promoting with many of them their new album, Voulez Vous, still unreleased at that time.

During that visit, ABBA recorded Chiquitita promo video, produced by BBC, which was also included in this special. I selected some of the photos and videos of this here. I hope you like it!

The group soon after the arrival in Switzerland

Performing Lovers (Live A Little Longer)

The girls sing the touching Chiquitita

Does Your Mother Know
 Note Björn's enthusiastic way to dance 

The band make a little introduction before the performance of The King Has Lost His Crown 

ABBA at a ski resort
Benny and Frida look SO tired...

Björn and Agnetha were divorced at that time, but it's great to see they were still great friends, playing together

Benny skiing

At the Leysin ice-rink

ABBA with someone else

Ohh, this photo is definitely one of the best
Benny's sweetly supporting his head on Frida's chest - probably with the intention of helping her to remain on her feet -, while Agnetha is almost sitting on the ice...

Frida falling...

... and, finally, on the floor!
I love Frida's clumsy way - maybe because I identify myself with it


This couple was very attached to each other, indeed!

Anna is almost falling...

... she's already on the floor, but Björn keeps trying to stand up...  

Well, he didn't get it!

Following, some of the best ABBA performances in that special (in my opinion):


The King Has Lost His Crown

Kisses Of Fire

Thank You For The Music

On ice - they're absolutely funny on it!


  1. Great video's and pictures. :o)♥

  2. Oi, Karen
    Olha só, pro vídeo não ficar cortado tu tens que arruamar a configuração no html. Eu sempre uso esses números de largura e altura: width="425" height="344"


  3. É claro que lá em cima eu quis dizer "arrumar" em vez de "arruamar".

  4. Agnetha FältskogApril 16, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Uma cópia mal feita do post de outro blog.
    Quando se copia, não se comenta antes, fica muito chato.

  5. Olha, amiga, o invejoso ataca aqui também! Coloque seus comentários para serem moderados, eu fiz isso. Ele só sabe pôr defeito, mas duvido que faça alguma coisa tão bem feita como nós, porque, covardemente, não se identifica.
    Adoro essas fotos do ABBA na Suíça. Provavelmente vamos repetir muitos posts já feitos por outros blogs, porque o ABBA já não existe, portanto o material é restrito. De qualquer forma, eu volto a dizer o que disse no meu blog: se eu quiser fazer uma coisa, faço, mesmo que tenha sido feita mil vezes antes.
    Amei seu post. Beijos de amizade :)

  6. De nada, Karen.

    Sou quem escolhe os posts em destaque. Às vezes eles ficam escondidinhos e isso ajuda a tirar umas "pérolas" do breu... XD


    P.S: Adorei que "Twist In The Dark" ganhou a enquete \o// Metade desses votos são meus. Estar sem pc em casa tem suas vantagens...

  7. Ô "indigno de qualquer nomenclatura por mais baixa que seja", mesmo que ela tenha feito do mesmo tema, não significa que ela esteja copiando, e então, eu acho que você deve ficar quieto(a). E mal feito o post não está, eu o achei maravilhos, completíssimo. E, como eu disse antes:
    PENSE antes de falar!

  8. Mais uma vez, agradeço-lhe por seu apoio, Pedro.

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