New ABBA series starts airing in The Netherlands

Published April 29, 2021

I am one of many Swedes interviewed for the new ABBA series "Nick, Simon & Kees: Take a chance on me", which starts airing on Dutch TV tomorrow, Friday 30 April 2021. If I recall correctly, it's a six-part series.

Applying the format from a previous series about Simon & Garfunkel (one of the duo Nick & Simon's inspirations), this time the team has travelled to Sweden to trace the history of ABBA: out of the three, it's Kees who's the major ABBA fan.

Apart from myself (interviewed at Julius Kronberg's studio, where The Visitors sleeve was photographed), ABBA-related people appearing in the series include guitarist Janne Schaffer, costume designer Owe Sandström, and tour sound engineer and ABBA pal Claes af Geijerstam. I believe Tonny Roth of the Hootenanny Singers may also have been interviewed for it, along with lots of other people.

The production team was quite ambitious, so there's every chance this might be a good series.

Read more here (in Dutch).

Thanks to Jan van den Berg for the alert.

 

Simon Keizer, Kees Tol and Nick Schilder - walking in the footsteps of ABBA.

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