|Filmed||11 June 1975|
|Location||NCRV TV Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands|
|Broadcast||21 August 1975 on NCRV,
22 April 2012, 192TV, Netherlands
|Released||One of the the interviews and performance of "SOS" has been
released officially on a
multi-CD and DVD box set (in re-edited version)
The first interview and performance of "SOS" has been released officially on a multi-CD and DVD box set (in re-edited version)
The main title, Eddy's opening intro, segments of "Waterloo" and "Ring Ring" and the segment of the 2nd interview has been released officially on Pop op TV 1960-1975 (DVD & book).
This series ran from 18 March 1970 to 24 August 1976 on NCRV and contained 84 episodes.
Episode 68: ABBA were interviewed
by host Eddy Becker and performed in their first TV special outside of
Frank Ifield was their guest on the show. He sang four songs: "I Remember You", "Joanne", "Silver Wings", "California Cottonfields" and "Excuse Me Friend".
Dutch book "d'ABBA d'ABBA doe" reported that ABBA performed seven songs ("Rock Me"; "SOS"; "Honey Honey"; "Waterloo"; "I've Been Waiting For You"; "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "So Long"). ABBA Annual also reported that eight songs were performed ("SOS", "Waterloo", "Honey Honey", "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "So Long", "Rock Me", "I've Been Waiting For You" and "Tropical Loveland"). And according to ABBA - The Book by Jean-Marie Potiez, ABBA performed six songs and an interview.
These are the songs that were performed (there were only FIVE), and in the following running order:
However, on the 22nd April 2012, 192TV (a cable TV channel in The Netherlands, broadcast a 3-hour ABBA special, including the Dutch top 30 (ABBA Fan Club magazine #100) as well as The Eddy Go Round Show in its entirety. Host Eddy Becker had a VCR copy of the programme himself and it is that personal copy that has been cleaned up and used for this particular programme (In 2006 the tape was rolled out, cleaned and played perfectly and so was used for this broadcast). The quality is probably not deemed to be good enough quality for a DVD release however.
|Watch Out For||
during "Waterloo" during "I tried to hold you back but you were stronger".
Agnetha during "Tropical Loveland"
The cat outfits - notice that the names "Agnetha" and "Frida" are NOT there on the back
Agnetha's face in the first interview when Björn says "And a few years later Agnetha found me!"
In 'Rock me' B & B giving it everything and Frida playing air piano.
|Transcript||Click here for a transcript (Thanks to an unknown fan who in 1975 wrote down the Dutch sub-titles which were later copied into a fan magazine)|
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|Related Links||The Eddy Becker Show, 1974; The Eddy Becker Show, 1975|
Rehearsal (B/W) photos from
the web-site ABBA in Holland (thanks to Anne Miepje) and the book "d'ABBA
d'ABBA doe". Extra big thanks to
Thanks also to Erik Liebstaedter Dario
Briegmann, Yannick, Walter Veldman, Petr Mlejnek, Henk, Rudolf Ondrich, Neil Barber, David McKenzie,
Phiilp Muytjens, Steve Layton, Monique Hoevens and Will.
YouTube link c/o Steve Layton