ABBA research - couldn't do it without helpful fans

Published June 15, 2018

As I was writing ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions ( back in 2015–2017, I spent a lot of time in various archives searching for facts and stories that could add further insights into ABBA's recorded history. But - and this is important - there were also plenty of fans who contacted me and offered to help. Some even donated entire cuttings collections to me, or at least partial collections, which is more than I could ever have hoped for. Many of the stories and facts in the book wouldn't have been available to me if it hadn't been for those fans.

Just a few days ago, another kind fan decided to part with his cuttings and generously sent them to information-greedy me. I'm just now going through them all and have already found stuff that I didn't know about. I just love doing research and dig deep to unearth new facts, so to receive a collection like this in one go is heaven to me. I'm constantly astounded by the generosity and kindness out there.

Much of what I'm finding here will, of course, be very useful in the companion volume to ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, scheduled for publication some time in 2019. In the meantime, if you haven't already ordered your copy of ABBA - The Complete Recording Sessions, chock-full of interesting facts and human stories about ABBA as a musical entity, the book is available here:

Parts of the cuttings collection that a kind ABBA fan donated to me recently.