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January:

1975-01? Recording 'S.O.S' (Swedish.).
1975-01-03.'I've Been Waiting For You' and 'So Long' on 'Nygammalt', Swedish television with the 'Mamma Mia' costumes and Agnetha's green mini cape. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g1GLxBkvwQ
ABBA on Nygammalt with "I've Been Waiting For You"


1975-01-07 Backing track 2 of 'Bang-A-Boomerang' for ABBA.
1975-01-08 More work on track of previous day.
1975-01-10 Concert in Oslo at 'Chateau Neuf'.

On stage in Oslo

1975-01-11 Concert in Stockholm Sweden at the Konserthuset.
















1975-01-12 Concert in Lund, Olympen Sweden.

1975-01-17 Concert in Copenhagen at the Tivoli Konsertsal in Denmark.




1975-01-18 Concert in Gothenburg at the Scandinavium in Sweden.
1975-01-20 Concert at Finlandiatalo in Helsinki, Finland. Also on this day, ABBA did a mini-show at night club Hesperia in Helsinki, a few hours after their concert at Finlandiatalo.







ABBA performing at Helsinki nightclub Hesperia

1975-01-22 Last concert of this tour in Umea (Sweden) at the 'Universum'.
1975-01-28 Overdubs on the second track of 'Bang-A-boomerang'.
1975-01-30 ABBA on 'Disco' (West-Germany) with 'So Long'.


February:
1975-02-01 ABBA to Paris for three days of promotion. They sang 'So Long' on 'Samedi est à vous', 'Waterloo' and 'So Long' on 'Super Club' and they were invited on 'Système 2, where they performed 'I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do'.





1975-02early  ABBA on Ring Parade France, with "So Long".



1975-02-03 Last day in Paris.
1975-02-13 Work on tracks of 'Crazy world' and 'Here Comes Rubie Jamie'.
1975-02-15 Björn and Benny wrote Svenne & Lotta's entry for the Swedish Songcontest 'Bang-A-Boomerang'. The song finishes third.
ABBA members in the audience

1975-02-21 Backing tracks of 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I do and 'Reggae', a working title of 'Tropical Loveland'.
1975-02-23 Overdubs for 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.

March:
1975-03  Pictures for the 'ABBA' LP sleeve were taken at the Catle Hotel in Stockholm this month.
1975-03-04  ABBA perform Í Do I Do I Do I Do I Do, on the Eddy Go Round Show. The broadcast is on the following day. video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bp0QlP5HjoA











1975-03-12 Backing track of 'Mamma Mia'.
1975-03-15 Overdubs for 'Mamma Mia'.
1975-03-16 Overdubs for 'Mamma Mia' and the second track of 'Bang-A-boomerang'.
1975-03- Eurovision Songcontest on March 22, in St Eriksmässan, Stockholm Sweden. The Dutch group Teach-In wins with the song Ding-A-Dong. During this week ABBA meet Belgian female singer Ann Christy.



ABBA with Belgian ESC singer Anne Christy

1975-03  Benny and Björn appear on Finnish tv program 'Iltatähti'
1975-03late ABBA have a short break before going on a promotional tour again. Björn, Agnetha and Linda went to Crete and Benny and Frida to Los Angeles, California USA.





April:
1975-04 Release single 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - 'Rock Me'.
1975-04-15 ABBA in Brussels, on 'Chansons à la carte' with 'Rock Me' and 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.










1975-04-16 ABBA in Paris again on 'Samedi est à vous' and 'Midi-première' with 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.





1975-04-18 ABBA on Toppop with 'I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do' and 'S.O.S'.

I Do I Do I Do I Do without capes?







1975-04 Clips of 'Mamma Mia', 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do', 'S.O.S'. and 'Bang-A-Boomerang' are filmed this month.



1975-04-21 Release LP 'ABBA'
1975-04Late ABBA in England to perform on 'Top Of The Pops' and a day later on 'ITV'.






May:
1975-05 ABBA collaborate on the special 'Made In Sweden' with 'Mamma Mia', 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do' (outdoor) and 'So Long'.






1975-05-06 Backing track of 'Pick A Bale Of Cotton / On Top Of Old Smokey / Midnight special' (medley).
1975-05-22/23 ABBA on 'Disco' (Germany) with 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.











1975-05-25 ABBA go to Paris again to perform 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do' on the programme Ring Parade
1975-05-27 ABBA in Copenhagen to perform S.O.S. and 'So Long' plus humming 'Alley Cat' on 'Omkring Et Flyggel'. A photo session is held at the famous Tivoli Gardens.








Alley Cat


So Long






SOS



June:
1975-06  Release single 'S.O.S'. - 'Man In The Middle'
1975-06-11 ABBA on the Eddy-Go-Round Show ( Holland) to perform seven songs: 'S.O.S', 'Waterloo', 'Honey, Honey', 'I do, I do, I do, I do, I do', 'So long', 'Rock me', 'I've been waiting for you' and 'Tropical Loveland' and to give an interview. A photo session was held at the Hooge Vuursche Hotel.
There are pictures with ABBA eating in a restaurant with Dutch Eddy Becker. Also present was Dutch journalist Jip Golsteijn. Before or after dinner, the photo session by the lake took place.








 







Photo session in the garden of the Lage Vuursche Hotel (Holland

























1975-06-21 Concert in Skelleftea. 1975 tour setlist: 'Hey hey Helen', 'He is your brother', 'Hasta Mañana', 'Rock me', 'S.O.S.', 'King Kong song', 'Gonna sing you my love song', 'Sitting in the palmtree', 'Intermezzo No.1', 'Rock 'n' roll band', 'I've been waiting for you', 'Watch out', 'I do, Ido, I do, I do, I do' and 'So long'.






1975-06-22 Concert in Sunderbyn.
1975-06-25 Concert in Hudiksvall.
1975-06-26 Concert in Björneborg.
1975-06-27 Concert in Borlänge.
1975-06-28 Concert in Eskilstuna.



1975-06-29 Agnetha has problems with her throat. She's lying in bed with a high fever and a high blood pressure.
1975-06-30 Concert in Stockholm. Agnetha is able to go on stage, however, her doctor Ake Olsen is back stage in case something might happen.


















July:
1975-07-01 Concert in Linköping (cancelled).
1975-07-02 Concert in Gamleby (cancelled).
1975-07-03 Concert in Malmö.


after the concert in Malmö

1975-07-04 Concert in Störebrö.
1975-07-05 Concert in Kristianopel.
1975-07-06 Concert in Gothenburg.

1975-07-07 Concert in Borgholm.
1975-07-08 Concert in Linköping.
1975-07-09 Last concert in Gamleby.
1975-07-10 Benny and Frida recording tracks for 'Frida Ensam'.
1975-07-11 Recordings for 'Frida Ensam'.

August:
1975-08-04 Backing track for 'Boogaloo', a working title of 'Dancing Queen' and first backing track for 'Tango', a working title of 'Fernando'.
1975-08-05 Continuing with recordings backing tracks of previous day.
1975-08-15/16 ABBA perform on the UK Seaside show, with Waterloo and S.O.S. live.











1975-08-20 ABBA in Bremen, Germany to sing 'S.O.S'. live on 'Musikladen'.


S.O.S. on Musikladen

1975-08-30 ABBA in Norway on 'Momarkedet' (a Red Cross gala) with 'I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do', 'Waterloo' and 'S.O.S'.










I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do














S.O.S. and So Long.
ABBA posing backstage in Norway



ABBA in Norway
1975-08-11 This period of August work on Ted Gärdestad album.
1975-08-18 Work on 'Frida Ensam'.
1975-08-19 Work on 'Frida Ensam'.
1975-08-22 Work on Agnetha's album 'Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus'.
1975-08-27 Guitar overdubs added to 'Dancing Queen'.
Recording sessions with Ted Gärdestad.
1975-08-31 Benny and Frida are backstage at Alice Cooper's concert in Gröna Lund.



September:
1975-09 Release single 'Mamma Mia' - 'Intermezzo No.1'.
1975-09-01 Work on 'Fridas Ensam'.
1975-09-03 2nd backing track of 'Fernando'.
1975-09-04 Transfer from 16 to 24 track tape of backing track of 'Dancing Queen'.
1975-09-08 Vocals added around this date to 'Dancing Queen'.











1975-09-09 ABBA present at a party organized by Stig. They are handed platinum discs for the 'ABBA' album.

1975-09-12 Strings added to 'Dancing Queen' and 'Fernando' and a doubled bass was added to the 'Fernando' track.
1975-09-18 Work on 'Frida Ensam'.

1975-09-20 ABBA in Venice, Italy promoting 'Mamma mia' and 'S.O.S.' on tv show "Mostra Internazionale della Musica leggera di Venezia". The photo on the cover of the Italian single "Mamma Mia - S.O.S." was taken during this performance. Also today: bass and drum overdubs for 'Fernando'.

ABBA in Venice, Italy

1975-09-25 ABBA to Paris.
1975-09-26 ABBA in Paris to perform 'S.O.S'. on 'Samedi est à vous'  and 'Ring Parade'. ABBA also appeared on radio programmes.
1975-09-27 ABBA in London.




1975-09-29 Some backing vocals were added to 'Fernando'.



October:
1975-10-10 Flute overdubs added to Frida's Swedish version of 'Fernando'.



Björn and Benny in the studio working with Polar artist Lena Andersson

1975-10-18 ABBA filmed for Swedish tv. They are asked the question: "What is it like to be an idol"?








November:
1975-11-01 ABBA to the U.S. for promotional visits for over two weeks to New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
1975-11-02 Arrival in San Diego to appear on 'The Mike Douglas Show'.
1975-11-03 ABBA in Las Vegas on the 'Merv Griffin Show' at Ceasar's Palace performing 'S.O.S'. and 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.

ABBA with tv-host Merv Griffin

1975-11-04 ABBA in Los Angeles on:
'Music Thing' (daytime programme),
The 'American Bandstand with 'S.O.S'., ABBA is interviewed by Dick Cark followed by performing 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do'.



'The Don Kirschner Show with 'S.O.S'., 'Waterloo', 'Hey Hey Helen', 'Mamma Mia' and 'Rock Me' in their 'Mamma Mia' outfits.



'The 'Dina Shore Show'. Dina asks Benny and Frida to get married on her show.

ABBA on Dinah Shore Show



Ice-cream break At Gill’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, Farmers Market

1975-11-10 ABBA still in the U.S. and release of 'Frida Ensam' today.
1975-11-05/15 ABBA in New York on 'Saturday Night Live' with 'S.O.S.' and 'Waterloo'.



















1975-11-15 Back from the U.S. to Stockholm.
1975-11-16 Back in Stockholm.
1975-11-17 Release LP 'Greatest hits'.
1975-11-24 Work on Michael Tretow's album 'Let's Boogie'.




December:
1975-12-01 Release of Agnetha's album Elva kvinnor i ett hus (Eleven Women In One House)
1975-12-03 Drum overdubs for 'Dancing Queen'.
1975-12-04 ABBA in Germany.
1975-12-05 ABBA on 'Silvestergala' (West-Germany) doing 'I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do', 'Mamma Mia', 'Waterloo' and 'S.O.S'. Frida kisses Agnetha at the end of S.O.S.



I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.
S.O.S'.


1975-12-06 ABBA on Disco with 'SOS'.





S.O.S'. on Disco
Photo session by Wolfgang Heilemann






1975-12-08 Agnetha has throat problems again: an operation follows: her tonsils are removed and she gives up smoking. Work on the new Ted Gardestad album, with contributions of Frida today.
1975-12-17 Work on Ted Gärdestad album, with contributions of Frida today.
1975-12-22 Work on 'Michael Tretow's album 'Let's Boogie'.