Sunday, 17 April 2011

Pop Foto, 1978: Agnetha left her little son alone...

Well, it had to happen some time. For the first time since her little son Christian was born, Agnetha had to leave him at home. Because after a couple of months of ‘forced’ silence, ABBA performed again. And for no less than forty million television viewers... Forty million people watched Rudi Carell’s German television show ‘Laufendem Band’ recently. A huge amount of viewers, obviously. But the fact that the Dutchman Rudi Carell is extremely popular in Germany wasn’t the only reason. No, Rudi had four world famous guests that he had on his show that evening to thank for this enormous interest: ABBA! For the first time since Agnetha and Björn’s son Christian was born, the world’s biggest pop group performed again. Thanks to the special intervention by Rudi Carell and ABBA, Pop Foto was allowed to get inside the otherwise so hermetically closed German television studio. Photographer Pieter could do his job without interruption. And what we saw in that studio gave us all the confidence we needed for the future. Because Anni-Frid, Agnetha, Benny and Björn were one hundred percent committed to their job again. “We had to take it easy the past few months because of the baby. We wanted to give Agnetha all the time she needed to recover from giving childbirth,” Björn said at the press conference that preceded the television performance. “Where Agnetha was concerned, her little son obviously took precedence over ABBA during the time after he was born. But ABBA goes on no matter what. That’s proven by the fact that we are performing here again.” During that press conference, ABBA was rather vague about their plans for the future. “We have a lot of surprises in store for our fans, but unfortunately we can’t say much about it yet,” Benny smiled mysteriously. We are very curious. Pop Foto will keep you posted.

3 comments:

Monica said...

I love what Agnetha says about Christian in German how he is saying "ABBA,ABBA...." very cute. Thanks Michel for the articles and pictures.

Iris said...

Wonderful new article and pictures . Thank you so much .

Angela said...

Their children are talented too.
Linda has just written some childrens books.