ABBA gets it on!

TV Week 3 April 1976

Swedish pop group ABBA created a sensation with their clothes as well as their singing during their recent Australian visit.

Björn Ulvaeus, Agnetha Fältskog (Anna), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Frida) and Benny Andersson, who make up ABBA, brought with them over $30,000 worth of tailored outfits.

They had the clothes, pictured here, especially made for the Bandstand special they recorded during their nine-day visit to Sydney and Melbourne.

As well as recording in the TCN9 studios, the group also visited renowned Sydney beauty spots and filmed segments to be made into a show for international release.

Overseas countries will see ABBA cruising up the Hawkesbury River, taking a trip on Sydney Harbour, and visiting the koala sanctuary at Bobbin Head.

While ABBA were in Australia they also appeared on The Don Lane Show and Celebrity Squares.

The group will return to Australia in November for a concert tour.

Photos: (1) ABBA in matching velvet creations worth more than $2000. The colours ranged from deep purple, bottle green, navy blue to maroon red. (2) Daryl Somers interviews the group during recording of their Bandstand special for the Nine Network. (3) Husband and wife Björn and Anna combine in a duet. They have a three-year-old daughter, Linda. (4) Björn and Frida were besieged by autograph-hunting fans after filming the special program.

© 1976 TV Week. Thanks to Samuel Inglles