|Filmed||1-3 February 1975|
|Broadcast||9 February 1975|
|Released||This performance has not been included on any officially released video or DVD|
|Notes||(This entry was previously known as Système
2 - now confirmed as Ring Parade - apparently
Ring Parade was shown every
Sunday at 7.30pm and Système
2 the same day at 8.30pm.)
Show background: Every Sunday evening, during the 1970s there was a TV show hosted by Guy Lux. The name of the show changed with the years (French Cancan, Domino, Ring Parade/Système 2, Top Club, Cadence 3). Ring Parade was shown every Sunday at 7.30pm and was a competition featuring approximately six songs/artists. This was followed by the news between 8.00pm and 8.30pm followed by Système 2. Système 2 was a 70-80 minute show with several artists. During the show, viewers got the results of the Ring Parade competition. ABBA appeared in Ring Parade or in Système 2 but it seems that Ring Parade was, sometimes, listed as Système 2 by the French TV archives (INA) in the 70s.
ABBA performed "So Long" to playback on this show hosted by Guy Lux
and Sophie Darel. Guy
introduced them, "Number 4. We know this group from Eurovision Song
Contest in 1974 when we discovered them and they have come back with their
new song 'So Long'"
Introduction "So Long"
|Duration||Full programme 27:27, ABBA segment c. 3 minutes|
|Watch Out For||
ABBA in the audience during Billy Swan and Frédéric Francois' performances
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|Related Links||Ring Parade, 1975|
Original information (re: Système 2) from
ABBA - The Book (p.111) by Jean-Marie Potiez.
Also thanks to Paul Neilson, Steve Layton, Pascale Ranson, Mandy Samuels, Erik Liebstaedter, Jun Seo, Sam Shervz, Petr Mlejnek and Gérard Le Sech. Huge thanks to Jozsef
and Gabor. Special thanks to
YouTube link c/o ABBA Videoedits and 2Shaymcn