ABBA: The Archive

THE ARCHIVE   The Archive

A collection of classic articles from newspapers, magazines and other publications.
* NEW! added 7 March 2008

1975
ABBA - Australian success - TV Week 15 November 1975

1976
Tour is the word for ‘record’ success in Australia - TV Week 3 January 1976
In search of ABBA - RAM 13 February 1976
Whistles blow for ABBA - The Daily Telegraph 28 February 1976
ABBA flies in for TV show - The Daily Telegraph 5 March 1976
English spells world success for ABBA - The Daily Telegraph 6 March 1976
Cuddly Roo prefers his blonde - The Sunday Telegraph 7 March 1976
All the world wants Swedish stars - The Daily Telegraph 18 March 1976
Mamma Mia it’s ABBA! - The Daily Telegraph 19 March 1976
ABBA gets it on! - TV Week 3 April 1976
Innocents abroad dept: ABBA meet the Australian press - RAM 9 April 1976
ABBA DABBA DOO! - TV Week 10 April 1976
More of ABBA - The Australian Women's Weekly 14 April 1976
ABBAMANIA bigger than the Beatles - TV Week 17 April 1976
Group has five singles in Top 40 in a week - The Daily Telegraph 19 April 1976
ABBA’s namesake cops it from the public- The Daily Telegraph 23 April 1976
The sunshine boys and girls are making hay - The Daily Telegraph 23 April 1976
ABBA Down Under - TV Week 24 April 1976
Chart Action - RAM 7 May 1976
They’re nice young people who like to sing nice songs and… - The Australian Women's Weekly 19 May 1976
ABBA: What’s squeaky-clean, exquisitely produced, Scandinavian and goes “Oompah”? - RAM 18 June 1976
Inside the wonderful world of ABBA - TV Week 3 July 1976
ABBA fans could be in for their biggest thrill yet – if their idols buy a property in Australia - Pix/People 29 July 1976
The Great Pop Boom! - New Idea – 7 August 1976
ABBA blow church social scene - RAM 13 August 1976
Why ABBA’s making millions out of the under 14s- Woman’s Day 16 August 1976
Secret ABBA photos… Anna’s baby daughter - TV Week 4 September 1976
At home on ABBA’s island of love: There are lots more of those zingy ABBA songs on the way  - Pix/People 9 September 1976
ABBA here in March 1977! - TV Week 11 September 1976
ABBA – Prisoners in their hotel rooms - Pix/People 23 September 1976
Rock over Australia with ABBA - Pix/People 30 September 1976
* New documentary…ABBA’s flip side - TV Week 2 October 1976
* The golden Swedes go to the cleaners! Domestic Bliss ABBA style - - Women's Day 11 October1976
* ABBA’s Aussie fortune - TV Week - 16 October 1976
* ABBA…about to invade U.S.A. - Pix/People 4 November 1976
* ABBA – Getting ready for Oz - Pix/People 18 November 1976
* ABBA’s future - Astrologer’s predictions: All is not glitter in the personal horoscopes of ABBA. - Pix/People 9 December1976
ABBA – Amazing revelation! “Music not produced by computer” claims big daddy - RAM 17 December 1976
* ABBA: Arrival – (RCA) - RAM 17 December 1976
He’s the genius behind ABBA - Woman's Day 20 December 1976
* “It’s tough being ABBA”: There are a lot of demands on a group says Björn. “The last thing we want is to develop ulcers” - Pix/People 30 December 1976

1977
THE ABBA ALBUM - January (?) 1977
RCA’s solution to ABBA marketing problems has been to establish a special ABBA warehouse - Rolling Stone 13 January 1977
On the eve of a scheduled tour - ABBA tells: What Australia means to us - New Idea 22 January 1977
* Sweden’s phenomenal ABBA heads south, but not, sadly, to New Zealand - New Zealand Women's Weekly 14 February 1977
Tour stamps final seal on success - ABBA answer critics - The Sunday Telegraph 16 February 1977
* What 4.5 million people are looking forward to this coming Moomba - TIME 28 February 1977
Abba spends up big but gives very little away - The Australian 1 March 1977
* What’s on the weekend: Moomba…and all this too - The Herald 4 March 1977
* The ABBA women: Success blots out a sad past - Women's Day 7 March 1977
* Margaret Fulton’s recipes for ABBA-style food - Women's Day 7 March 1977
* The real ABBA in their stars  - Women's Day 7 March 1977
* Swedish ABBA stirs b.o. storm in Down Under tour - Variety (New York) 9 March 1977
ABBA make Aussie a star - Daily Mirror 29 November 1977
ABBA-The Movie (Swedish-Australian: color)- Variety 14 December 1977

1978
‘ABBA-The Movie’ hits in Stockholm premiere - Billboard 14 January 1978
ABBA’s hit on a boring beat- The Daily Telegraph 24 January 1978
London Notes - Rolling Stone 26 January 1978
ABBA: The AlbumRAM 24 February 1978
‘ABBA’ smash $55,139, London; ‘Wars’ 129G, 8th, ‘Julia’ 32½G - Variety 1 March 1978 
ABBA sales zoom: ‘ABBA’ a triple money-grabber in UK film, disk, book sales - Variety 15 March 1978
ABBA takes a real chance - - Rolling Stone 23 March 1978
ABBA rise…critics fall - RAM 24 March 1978
ABBA captures the silver screen: Packed theatres greet Swedish popsters’ movie - New Zealand Woman’s Weekly 10 April 1978
ABBA seeks new triumph: With all their fame this successful group still has one ambition - New Idea 20 May 1978

2008
Still in love with the other Fab Four  The Age 15 April 2008

A huge thanks to Samuel Inglles for transcribing many of these articles.

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