600 Rare, Classic, and Unseen Photos Telling the Complete Story

Author: Petter Karlsson,Jan Gradvall

Publisher: Max Strom

ISBN: 9789171262820

Category: Photography

Page: 400

View: 6003

This is the first complete and authorized official visual history of ABBA, one of the greatest pop groups of the 20th century. ABBA has sold a stunning 400 million records, and in some markets has even surpassed the Beatles. This first and only official book on ABBA was created with the full cooperation of the band members themselves and containing more than 600 rare and heretofore unseen images from throughout the band’s career. Publishing with the 40th anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest, which is what put the band on the map, publication is being synchronized worldwide to great media attention. With a foreword and commentary throughout the book by the band’s four members, this is truly the complete story of one of the most popular bands of all time.
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Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba

Author: Carl Magnus Palm

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120573

Category: Music

Page: 600

View: 426

Revel in the bright lights of ABBA’s show-stopping musical career, and hear the whispers from the shadows that lurked behind. Bright Lights Dark Shadows: The Real Story of Abba is the first true, full-scale biography ever written about the band. With lucid prose and an inquisitive eye, author, Carl Palm, covers all aspects of the band’s lives and careers. The period before the group formed; their global domination throughout the 1970s; their marriages and divorces; their business empire and; their eventual, inevitable split.
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From Abba to Mamma Mia!

Author: Carl Magnus Palm,Anders Hanser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789189136625

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 264

View: 344

Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid were the biggest global pop phenomenon of the 1970s. Their 1974 Eurovision win led to an unbroken string of hits around the world and in recent years their music has enjoyed an unparalleled revival. From ABBA to Mamma Mia features more than 500 photographs by Anders Hanser, a close friend of the band who has had unprecedented access over more than 20 years. The result is a snapshot of life with ABBA behind closed doors: relaxing in a private jet in the US, departing from Wembley arena by limo and backstage at numerous concerts.
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The Book

Author: Jean-Marie Potiez

Publisher: Aurum PressLtd

ISBN: 9781854109286

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 263

View: 5867

The author chronicles the spectacular career of the number two biggest selling bannd of all time, a foursome of Swedish folk singers who reinvented themselves as pop stars and launched themselves on a rocket-ship ride to glory, fame, and wealth as one of the great international acts of all time. Original.
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As I Am

ABBA Before & Beyond

Author: Agnetha Fältskog,Brita Åhman

Publisher: Virgin Pub

ISBN: 9781852276546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 159

View: 9468

Looks at the life and career of the singer from the rock group ABBA, highlighting her work with the group, her solo work, her marriages, and other aspects of her personal life
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ABBA Treasures

A Celebration of the Ultimate Pop Group

Author: Elisabeth Vincentelli

Publisher: Omnibus Press& Schirmer Trade Books

ISBN: 9781849386463

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 8283

ABBA created a brand of deliciously catchy pop music that made the Swedish group an international sensation, but they were a far cry from today's manufactured stars. Their musical development, spectacular visuals, and global reach changed pop music forever. ABBA Treasures offers an insightful narrative that explores each album in detail, the relationships between the band members, and how ABBA's story continued as a result of the success of Mamma Mia!. New interviews with Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson of ABBA, as well as fellow musicians and ABBA collaborators, add depth to the analysis of ABBA's impact on music and global pop culture. Giving fans a uniquely hands-on experience, ABBA Treasures showcases 20 pieces of removable memorabilia, including reproductions of collectible stickers and trading cards, a backstage pass, tickets, the souvenir program from their 1979 world tour, and much more. With more than 150 colourful photos spanning the legendary group's career, every page is a celebration of the kings and queens of the dance floor.
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The Treasures

Author: Ingmarie Halling,Carl Magnus Palm

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781780974941

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

View: 3028

A full-scale tribute by the director of Stockholm's ABBA Museum shares lighthearted insights into the iconic pop group, drawing on personal writings and new interviews in a volume that is complemented by previously unreleased photos and removable facsimile memorabilia and is fully endorsed by the band.
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Mamma Mia! How Can I Resist You?

The Inside Story of Mamma Mia! and the Songs of ABBA

Author: Benny Andersson,Björn Ulvaeus,Judy Craymer

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited

ISBN: 0297844210

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 2784

This story draws together the intertwined tales behind two of popular music's most remarkable stories. The songs of ABBA and the record-breaking show that gave those a fresh life and a whole new audience.
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Abba's Abba Gold

Author: Elisabeth Vincentelli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826415466

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

View: 9321

Posted in Social Science

Abba in America

Author: Leif Schulman,Charles Hammarsten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789189136656

Category: Concert tours

Page: 157

View: 6224

Journalist Leif Schulman and Swedish royal court photographer Charles Hammarsten followed ABBA's final big tour across America and Japan in 1979 and 1980. This new edition has been completely rewritten and numerous pictures have been added - all freshly presented in a modern design. This testament to one of the biggest pop bands ever charts the last shows of ABBA as a group, in America and in Japan. One of the biggest bands ever, ABBA has enjoyed a tremendous revival, making this pictorial travelogue an ideal gift for new and original fans.
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The Real Story

The Gap Into Conflict

Author: Stephen R. Donaldson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553295098

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8915

With an enormous corporation controlling all of explored space in an era of a faster-than-light travel known as "crossing the gap," Morn Hyland flees from the military police she once served and joins space pirate, Angus Thermopyle. Reprint.
Posted in Fiction


Author: Meg Kearney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780545100410

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7962

Trooper, a three-legged dog, remembers his life as a stray, before he was adopted.
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Abba Backstage

Author: Ingmarie Halling,Carl Magnus Palm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787390621


Page: 144

View: 8600

The music of ABBA has lived on beyond the life of the band, and is now a collection of golden classics that are enjoyed by all ages. ABBA Backstage tells the story of this incredible pop group, from their inception all the way to where the group's members are today. Filled with over 150 beautiful images throughout, including never-beforeseen photographs from the members themselves and many sources close to them. ABBA Backstage is perfect for any fan of ABBA, whether you were singing along to 'Waterloo' in the 70s, or only just beginning to tap your foot to its catchy beat. ABBA outsold and outperformed all their rivals throughout the 1970s, and are still fondly remembered today for superb pop. Written by the director of the ABBA museum in Stockholm, this is a magnificent tribute to the Pop-gods of the 70s and their memorable songs such as: 'Fernando', 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)', 'Waterloo', 'Mamma Mia!' and others.
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Mama Mia: A Memoir of Mistakes, Magazines and Motherhood

Author: Mia Freedman

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 0730449920


Page: 400

View: 6296

Mia Freedman - her life without the air-brushing 'this is a book about Mia the person ... It's not often we get to see our idols in this light' Sydney Morning Herald Mia Freedman was always in a hurry to kick her big life goals. And when she became editor of Cosmopolitan at 24 and had a baby a few months later, she thought she was right on track. But when things unexpectedly fell apart, she was forced to face a few uncomfortable truths about who she was and what she wanted to do with her life. Over the next decade, she would experience some dazzling career highs and some devastating personal lows. She would leave the glamorous world of magazines for a high-profile new job that exploded in her face. She would lose all her confidence and then - eventually - find it again in an unexpected place. She would make mistakes at work and at home, and she would learn some surprising lessons about what made her happy. As a writer, magazine editor, popular blogger and media personality, Mia has been called the voice of her generation. Mama Mia is her story so far.
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The Abba Guide to Stockholm

Author: Sara Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789189136540

Category: Stockholm (Sweden)

Page: 156

View: 8730

The book ABBA fans all over the world have been waiting for: the first city guide book of its kind, taking readers to a selection of more than 60 important ABBA locations in and around Stockholm. ABBA were proud of their home town and used it regularly as a backdrop for their record covers, music videos and dozens of photo shoots. Includes where Benny and Frida got engaged, where scenes from ABBA: The Movie were filmed or where the famous park bench photo was taken. Richly illustrated, The ABBA Guide to Stockholm also includes a handy map of the city.
Posted in Stockholm (Sweden)

The Kiss Years

Author: Barry Levine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890313029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 7713

The photographer Barry Levine began working with Kiss in 1976 and his first studio session with the band resulted in the popular Spirit of 76 picture. This book collects together over 200 of Levine's favourite Kiss photographs, including highlights from the Destroyer and Love Gun eras.
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Touching the Void

Author: Joe Simpson

Publisher: Direct Authors

ISBN: 0957519303

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 7051

The 25th Anniversary ebook, now with more than 50 images. 'Touching the Void' is the tale of two mountaineer’s harrowing ordeal in the Peruvian Andes. In the summer of 1985, two young, headstrong mountaineers set off to conquer an unclimbed route. They had triumphantly reached the summit, when a horrific accident mid-descent forced one friend to leave another for dead. Ambition, morality, fear and camaraderie are explored in this electronic edition of the mountaineering classic, with never before seen colour photographs taken during the trip itself.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429932882

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 3761

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, shocking musical works from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring onward still send ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, the influence of modern music can be felt everywhere. Avant-garde sounds populate the soundtracks of Hollywood thrillers. Minimalist music has had a huge effect on rock, pop, and dance music from the Velvet Underground onward. Alex Ross, the brilliant music critic for The New Yorker, shines a bright light on this secret world, and shows how it has pervaded every corner of twentieth century life. The Rest Is Noise takes the reader inside the labyrinth of modern sound. It tells of maverick personalities who have resisted the cult of the classical past, struggled against the indifference of a wide public, and defied the will of dictators. Whether they have charmed audiences with the purest beauty or battered them with the purest noise, composers have always been exuberantly of the present, defying the stereotype of classical music as a dying art. Ross, in this sweeping and dramatic narrative, takes us from Vienna before the First World War to Paris in the twenties, from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to downtown New York in the sixties and seventies. We follow the rise of mass culture and mass politics, of dramatic new technologies, of hot and cold wars, of experiments, revolutions, riots, and friendships forged and broken. In the tradition of Simon Schama's The Embarrassment of Riches and Louis Menand's The Metaphysical Club, the end result is not so much a history of twentieth-century music as a history of the twentieth century through its music.
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Abba Unplugged

Author: Karl French

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 9780749950347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 287

View: 2289

In April 1974, 500 million television viewers across Europe witnessed the bizarrely thrilling sight of four garishly-dressed unknowns from Sweden storm their way to victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. The song was 'Waterloo'. Abba had arrived.
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