This web site is
dedicated to ABBA's phenomenal success in Australia
This unofficial ABBA web site was created by Ian Cole
in Sydney Australia, as my own personal tribute to ABBA and their phenomenal success in
Australia in the Seventies. It is in no way affiliated with Polar Music International AB, PolyGram Australia, Universal Music Australia,
RCA/BMG Australia, Reg Grundy
Productions Pty. Ltd., The Paul Dainty Corporation Pty. Ltd., the Australian
ABBA Fan Club, ABBA (Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvæus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha
Fältskog) or any other ABBA web site or company involved in the promotion of ABBA.
The ABBA Phenomenon in Australia was listed as one of
the recommended ABBA sites in the article "ABBA On The Internet" by Lynn
Stratton in the Official
Agnetha, Björn, Benny, Frida Fan Club Official Agnetha,
Björn, Benny, Frida Fan Club Magazine Magazine Magazine no. 54 (March 1998). The National Commercial section was subject to an extensive
article in Intermezzo - International ABBA Magazine No. 26, Winter 1999.
The ABBA - The Movie section was used extensively
in an article featured in the fan magazine ABBA
Report issue 17 in June 2000.
Features of this site so far include The Australian Discography, which contains a complete
history of ABBAs record releases in Australia, how successful each release was,
details of their two visits to Australia, and full track
listings of all ABBA releases on all formats. It also includes galleries of all ABBA singles, albums,
Australian-only CDs, videos,
and solo singles and albums. Learn about ABBA's first
ever visit to Australia in 1976 to make the TV special The
Best Of ABBA. Re-live the excitement of ABBA's 1977 concert
tour of Australia with the full tour itinerary, concert play list, my memories of
the tour and the lyrics to 'We Are A Simple Four Letter Word'
(a.k.a. 'I Am An A') and the full "The Girl With The Golden
Hair". Read the full story of ABBA THE MOVIE,
including full credits, what songs
are featured, and a behind the scenes look at the making of
THE MOVIE. There's also a catalogue of ABBA merchandise and
memorabilia that's been available in Australia. Take a look at the commercials that
ABBA made for the Japanese electronics manufacturer National
in 1976, including a look at the making of the commercials,
the lyrics to the modified version of 'Fernando',
descriptions of the five original commercials, and lots of
pictures from National promotional material.
The picture gallery, which will link you directly
with every ABBA picture found on this site.
Why another ABBA web site?
Theres literally hundreds of ABBA home pages out
there on the wwweb. Most are either general histories, biographies, et cetera or specific
to one subject, such as bootlegs. Many are just lists of dry facts and figures. This site
falls into the specialist category. I wanted to create something that was unique in the
ABBA internet universe, something that didn't duplicate all those other ABBA web pages. I
intend to maintain this as a uniquely Australian site, which should still be of interest
to an international audience. If youre in search of biographical details, or other
information on ABBA, Ive included some links where you
should be able to find what youre looking for.
Contents of this web site
Most of the information included here has been written
by myself, compiled from my collection and my many years as an ABBA fan. I've included
details on all source material (apart from my memory) plus people that have helped with
various bits of information in the Credits page. Information
gathered from a particular source is credited on the individual pages also.
All photos (except where individually credited) have
been scanned in by myself from my collection. I don't mind if anyone wants to use any of
the images as the copyright isn't mine to claim, but I would appreciate being asked as a
courtesy for any of these pictures, and that credit is given where it's due. I've come
across the odd ABBA web site that has borrowed pictures from here (and it's been really
obvious) and many other ABBA sites that I know, so please, don't be bashful and let me
know if you want to use any of the pictures. I don't bite. Honest!
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This site was created using Microsoft FrontPage 98
and FrontPage 2000, Microsoft Image Composer, Microsoft
GIF Animator and Corel Photo House.
It is best viewed with Microsoft
Internet Explorer 4.0 or better, with the screen set to 800 x 600 pixels. Some
features may not work on older versions of IE or other web browsers.
This site has been picked as a Links2Go Key Resource
and one of WebSideStory's Top 10 Pick of the Week for December
14, 1998. It was voted fourth favourite ABBA web site in the 1999 ABBAMAIL poll.
©1997-2015 by Ian Cole, Sydney Australia