Sunday, 15 June 2008

Pop Foto, August 1981: Finally, a new ABBA-show

An article about the forthcoming Dick Cavett Show, filming for which had recently taken place.
For much too long it has been quiet around ABBA. Still, there’s no reason to worry. Because something great is about to happen...

We’ve had to wait for a very long time, but now it’s finally coming: the new ABBA-show! Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Annifrid have kept things quiet for a while after “Super Trouper”. But recently they have invited the famous American talkshow-host Dick Cavett to put together an amazing show together with them. Needless to say, Dick jumped at this opportunity. Because after hundreds of interviews with world-famous people such as John Lennon, Olivia Newton-John and the American president Reagan, it was high time to subject the popular Swedish foursome to his questions.
Dick Cavett and the four Swedes got along great from the word go. “Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Frida are extremely nice people,” says Dick. “They don’t have attitudes at all and we laugh a lot. But I did worry a bit about the relationships between the ABBA-members. After all, they had been married to each other and now they are divorced, usually this comes with some problems. Luckily, this wasn’t the case at all. They are still good friends, who are still there for each other, if needed. That’s something I’m convinced of now.”

In return, Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Annifrid were very happy with Dick Cavett as well. “He really makes you feel at ease and he doesn’t ask uncomfortable questions about things you don’t want to talk about,” says Benny. “Dick is a real professional. Did you know he has been in this business for over twelve years and that he is doing around two hundred interviews a year? In the US, they adore him! The show that we have made together with him, will be broadcast in Sweden in the autumn. In other countries, such as Holland, it will be aired in the winter.” Something to look forward to, isn’t it ABBA-fans?

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