2015 has been a slower year for ABBA, but there have still been many ABBA events, as well as things happening with Frida, Benny and Björn. What have been your favourites? Vote below for as many as you like. Please add any other events in the Comments.
2014, being the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s win of the Eurovision Song Contest, has been one of the biggest years ever for ABBA. What were your favourite events? Vote below for as many as you like. Please add any other events in the Comments.
ABBA’s albums Arrival, ABBA – The Album, Voulez-Vous and Super Trouper have all been subject to Deluxe Edition releases, with bonus CD tracks and DVDs of television performances and other material. Which of the other four ABBA albums do you think should be the next Deluxe Edition?
What do you think was the ABBA event of the past year? Agnetha and Frida accepting ABBA’s lifetime acheivement at the Rockbjörnen awards? Benny and Björn’s new “pop songs”? ABBA in Japan released on DVD? Or something else? Vote now for the ABBA event of 2009. Up to three choices are allowed. If you chose “Other” please leave a comment.
One of the internet’s most popular ABBA sites, the ABBA Picture Gallery, also known as Maggott’s ABBA Gallery, is to close down on 31 March 2009.
Webmaster Wayne (aka Maggott) writes on his website:
When I first started this in March 1999, it was always my intention to do this for exactly 10 years if I could. As ABBA only existed as a group for that length, I thought it was a fitting time to stop. Surprise, surprise – it has gone amazingly fast – so I am in awe in what they achieved in just one decade. Also when I started, there was virtually no sites devoted to ABBA, and very few pictures, few videos of them – again, what a difference the past decade has made. You Tube, wiki, blogs, bit torrents, virtual communities, – the list goes on. Today, most of it is a few button clicks away. The ABBA Community is an amazing community, devoted like no others. ABBA have become popular over and over, and their music is still being listened to and enjoyed by new and old fans alike. Thank you for such devotion.
It’s a shame to see the website go, and I’m sure it will be greatly missed. If you haven’t visited for a while, you’ve got a little under two months to do it.
I wish Wayne all the best for the future, and hope that he stays around the ABBA community that he writes about so fondly.