Those of you who are familiar with my website ABBA Omnibus know that it’s famous for gathering links to every known ABBA site on the internet. Due to circumstances, including the day job and working at ABBAWORLD, I haven’t had to opportunity to update the links since August last year. Until now, with 94 new links added, and 6 existing links updated (I originally announced 105 new links, but double checking them I found several duplicates).
Archive for April, 2011
Are you visiting Stockholm this summer? ABBA – the walk! is the first organised walking tour of Stockholm visiting many well-known ABBA landmarks.
During the 1970s ABBA was a part of Stockholm, and Stockholm was a part of ABBA. All of ABBA’s songs were recorded there, and many of their music videos and photo sessions were taken in and around recognisable Stockholm sites. The tour covers those sites as well as the history of Stockholm in the 1970s, a period of change for the city.
If you’re visiting Stockholm any time you can always use Sara Russell’s excellent book The ABBA Guide To Stockholm to guide yourself to those ABBA sites in and around Stockholm. The book includes photos and detailed maps to make finding the sites very easy. Even if you’re not visiting Stockholm The ABBA Guide to Stockholm is still a worthwhile read, to see and learn about the sites of so much ABBA history.
This year marks the 25th anniversary for the Official International ABBA Fan Club.
The weekend before last the fan club hosted its annual International ABBA Day in Roosendaal, The Netherlands. Hundreds of fans came together from all over the world to celebrate the club’s anniversary, spread over the entire weekend from Friday night to Sunday afternoon.
A common question these days is “do I really need to join a fan club?” Even in these days of instant news and social networking the answer is “yes”. Being a member of the fan club makes one feel like a member of an exclusive community.
The ABBA Fan Club provides a quarterly magazine to members, with the latest news (often exclusive news first announced in the pages of the magazine), a mix of historical features and new articles, rare photos and more.
Members also receive special gifts, and offers for tickets to ABBA-related events, which can sometimes lead to encounters with ABBA members.
I’m proud to have been a member and contributor to the ABBA Fan Club for over ten years. Congratulations to Helga and Anita and the whole fan club team on this momentous anniversary!