The Eddy Go Round Show

Filmed early March 1975
Location NCRV TV Studios, Hilversum, The Netherlands
Broadcast 6 March 1975 (not 18 April 1975 as previously stated) on NCRV, Netherlands and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I oO, I Do" was also shown on the Highlights Show on 24 July 1975 *
Released This performance has not been included on any officially released video or DVD

This series ran from 18 March 1970 to 24 August 1976 on NCRV and contained 84 episodes.

Episode 61: ABBA were interviewed by host Eddy Becker and performed "Honey Honey", "So Long" and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" (introduced by Björn) in a performance that is usually assumed to be from 1974.

Information and pictures from this show has been pretty few and far between for many years.  The pictures at the bottom of this entry are the only ones we've been familiar with but now it's clear that these were from rehearsals (after all, Frida has no make-up on which is unusual for a TV appearance).  Information about the shows has been released in a book and DVD package called Pop op TV 1960-1975 (DVD & book). Before the book, it was thought that only two performances were made "Honey Honey" and "I Do" but now we now they did "So Long" as well.

All early Eddy Becker shows (The Eddy Becker Show from 1974 and this one and The Eddy Go Round Show later in 1975) have been erased from the Dutch TV archive.  Apparently TV company NCRV saved Best of Compilations but these were all destroyed in 1976 when the the show finished and the original logs were thrown away when they moved to a new building.

However - "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" DOES still exist from this show (but only this one song) and only on a home-made VCR tape, where these images come from.  And no, I don't have a copy of it, just the images below.

Running order of the show:

Duane Eddy - "Rebel Rouser"
Duane Eddy - "Play Me like you play Guitar"
Marjan Schatteleyn - "Mijn hart is er vol van" (debut of the month)
The Hollies - "Give Me Time"
The Hollies - "I'm Down"
The Hollies - "Sandy"
ABBA - "Honey Honey"
ABBA - "So Long"
ABBA - "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"
Frank Ifield - "Lovesick Blues"
Frank Ifield - "Silver Wings"
Frank Ifield - "California Cottonfields"

* this might explain why only one song survived on video - because this show was perhaps taped on video?

LOOK!  It's "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do"

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Credits Thanks to Philip Muytjens, Pepe, Henk, Will and Jozsef. Pictures from second section were from ABBA in Holland apart from Björn which is from EntertainmentMatters.Net (although it's not there any more!) and pictures 1 and 6 which were from Melinda.
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