1982-01.Björn and Benny participate
in sn American television programme called "Let Poland Be Poland".
In December, 1981, the Polish regime imposed martial law in order to crush
the Solidarity Movement. In response, President Reagan initiated a special
event called Let Poland Be Poland, in which many artists and
public figures, including ABBA, took part in. It resulted in the fact
that ABBA were banned in the U.S.S.R. "Let Poland Be Poland"
was televised in the US without Benny and Björn's contribution.
Benny and Bjorn
filmed for 'Let Poland Be Poland'
Filming the promotion clip of 'Head Over Heels' Scenes filmed in the studio
and in Stockholm.
1982-02 This month, a Spanish tv-crew
comes to Stockholm to film a part of the Aplauso show with ABBA.
The members are interviewed. The Spanish version of When All Is Said And
Done (No Hay A Quien Culpar) is shown.
1982-02-11 An article "Where the commerce
begin - An epilogue to the ABBA movie", appears in the Russian Pravda.
'ABBA - The Movie' is no longer shown at Russian cinemas and the group
ABBA is banned during the rest of the 80s.
1982-03-19 Release single 'Head Over Heels' - 'The Visitors'.
1982-03-30 .Photosession for the sleeve
of 'The Day Before You Came' single.
sessions for 'You Owe Me One', 'I Am The City' and 'Just Like That'.
Only 'You Owe Me One' would eventually be released.
1982-05-03 Backing track of 'Kamelo', a working title of
'You Owe Me One'. The 'Hovas Vittne' video airs on Swedish television
1982-05-04 Backing track of 'Just Like That' (first
and second mix).
1982-05-05 Backing track of 'Harry' also known as 'Hurry',
a working title of 'I Am The City'.
1982-05-06 Further work on 'Harry', also known as 'Hurry',
a working title of 'I Am The City'.
1982-05-08 Work on 'I Am The City'.
1982-05-28 Two different mixes of the backing track of
'Just Like That' are made today (amongst the la, la mix).
1982-late05 Saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft (known of his sax solo
on Gerry Rafferty's 'Baker Street) plays sax overdubs for 'Just Like That'.
1982-06-02 Mixing 'Just Like That' (Speed up saxophone version)
and the final mixing of 'I Am The City'.
1982-06-14 Official press release
from Polar Music AB about ABBA's activities during the summer of 1982
1982late07 Songwriting sessions for 'Cassandra', 'Under Attack'
and 'The Day Before You Came'.
1982-08-02 Backing tracks of 'El
Paso', a working title of 'Cassandra' and 'Under Attack'.
1982-08-03 Work on 'El Paso', a working title of 'Cassandra'
and 'Under Attack'.
1982-08-04 Recording a 'Cassandra mix with a hard end for
television' and 'Under Attack'.
1982-08-20 Backing track of 'Den LIdande Fageln', a working
title of 'The Day Before You Came', plus a special tv ending of this track.
1982-08-25 The final mix of 'Cassandra'.
1982-08-26 Two mixes of 'Under Attack' are made today.
The last one was eventually released.
on the last recordings
the promotion clip of 'The Day Before You Came' with actor Jonas Bergström
at Tumba railway station, south of Stockholm and in the car park of Arlanda
of Frida's solo-album Something's Going On'.
1982-10-01 Frida in The Netherlands to promote her solo-album
Something's Going On'
single 'The Day Before You Came' - 'Cassandra'.
1982-10.. .....Photo session for the
sleeve of 'The Singles' compilation.
1982-10........ABBA receive the Golden
Gramphone from Polydor. Also presented today is the first ABBA CD: 'The
Björn and Benny with PolyGram's Jan Timmer
happy looking ABBA again on the sleeve of 'The Singles' compilation.
1982-11-01? Frida in New York ( Warner Communications Building),
promoting 'Something's Going On'.
'ABBA In Fick Pengar' (Sweden).
1982-11-03 Promotion visit to London for the LP compilation
1982-11-04 Promotional work in London. ABBA
once made a cameo appearance on a British comedy show called "Kenny
Everett". It could have been in 1982, according this fan report by
Luke Rogers from Melbourne Australia who happened to tape this episode
1982-11-05 Press meeting in hotel and later an ABBA 10th
anniversary celebration party at 'The Belfri Club' at Knightbridge' in
London on this friday night. Read
Sarah Russell's fan report on this party.
Talking with the press at the hotel
time at the Belfri Club
and Agnetha on 'Saturday Superstore' at 11.15 a.m., while the other two
were at the Dorchester hotel giving more interviews.
Later that day, at 3.30 p.m.,
the foursome appear on Noel Edmond's 'Late Late Breakfast Show' for an
a fan-report of this performance.
their Dorchester hotelroom.
Rehearsals for the Late Late Breakfast Show. The
Last picture is the actual interview.
ABBA fly to Germany for a promotional visit. Today they are on 'Tommy's
1982-11-08 Release LP 'The singles - The First Ten Years'
1982-11-10 ABBA still in Germany, rehearsing dresses for
Rehearsals for 'Show Express'
ABBA in Saarbrucken Germany for the live recording of 'Show Express' They
perform 'The Day Before You Came', 'Cassandra' and 'Under Attack', each
with different endings than the single releases.
Filming promotion clip of 'Under Attack'?
ABBA on Nojemaskinen performing "Under Attack" and "Thank You For The
ABBA is interviewed in Stockholm by Annette van Trigt for 'The Story Of
ABBA' for Veronica (Dutch television).
Airdate: 12 December 1982.
ABBA at a private reception at the Polar Music Studios. The members
are handed a golden disc for 'The Visitors' and the girls are given discs
for their solo activities.
.Release single 'Under Attack' - 'You Owe Me One'.
ABBA via satellite from Stockholm on Noel Edmond's "Late late Breakfast
Show" 'Under Attack & 'I Have A Dream'. This is considered to be ABBA's
last real performance for television.
The British 'Late Late Breakfast Show' recorded in a