Not many people know, but Australia was the first country outside of their native Sweden to really break ABBA, ABBAMANIA was huge down here, still is .. especially after the movie ‘Pricilla – Queen of the desert’, recently i found these pics of ABBA from an early promotional visit to Aussie, i had no recollection of the band appearing on so many of our local (for want of a better word) ‘variety’ shows, i’m at once joyed, AND dismayed to see that ABBA made appearences on ‘Bandstand with Daryl Sommers’ ‘The Done Lane show’ and most disturbingly of all ‘Jimmy Hannan’s celebrity squares’, i suppose if the Beatles can get their start in a fruit cellar, then ABBA can cavort with Jimmy Hannan on their rise to fame and music world dominance.

Leave a Reply