|Filmed||9 (or 10?) February 1974|
27 March 1974 and on 28
March 1974, HR, Germany,
BBC1, UK, 31 March 1974 at 4.45pm
Finnish TV, 30 March 1974 and called Eurovision laulukilpailu
Two short clips were also broadcast in "Wenn das kein Grund zum Feiern ist..." on 17 August 2002 on ARD Germany
HR (local company of ARD), Germany, 28 December 2007 (a very short clip - 13 seconds) at 10pm in a TV special about German entries to Eurovision called "Unser Lied für den Grand Prix" ("Our song for the Grand Prix").
|Released||This performance has not been included on any officially released video or DVD.|
(previously named "Mystery Waterloo!" and then "Waterloo at Eurovision")
ABBA performed (mimed) "Waterloo" (English).
This Eurovision Song Contest Preview was broadcast in 2 parts by HR Germany and previewed all the entries for the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. "Waterloo" was in part 1 in the German broadcast.
So if this was a little film sent around Europe then this could possibly have been ABBA's first appearance on British television if they were used in the Eurovision Song Contest Preview programme broadcast (in colour!) on BBC1 on 31 March 1974 at 4.45pm as per this Radio Times snippet (the issue cost 5p!). According to the Radio Times, ABBA were in part 2 so it is not the same order as the German version (as ABBA were in part 1). The UK's presenter was different too (David Vine) so perhaps the clips were sent around Europe and each country created their own versions. Bizarre then that this clip has not been seen in full before now.
This also means that this performance is AFTER their winning performance at Melodifestivalen which would explain the similar set.
refers to the GERMAN Eurovision preview because this is where
the clip below is from. It also previews the performances of
Irene Sheer, and
|Duration||58.55 for the whole programme (both parts) - 3 minutes for "Waterloo"|
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They are called 'The Abba' on the screen!
|Lyrics||Click on song title for the song lyrics and recording information: Waterloo|
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Thanks to Philip Muytjens, Petri Kaasalainen,
Markus, Dustin, Henk, Colin Mutter, Pascale Ranson, Erik Liebstaedter, Petr Mlejnek,
Ian Cole, SAM SHERVZ,
Jan Bach, Frank Klophaus and Robin Andersson.
Thanks also to