Ring Parade

Filmed 25 May 1975
Location Paris, France
Broadcast 1 June 1975, Antenne 2, France
Released This performance has not been included on any officially released video or DVD

(This entry was previously called 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 and Sophie Darel. 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 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" to playback on this show hosted by Guy Lux and Sophie Darel.

An "ABBA on TV" exclusive - these colour pictures are being shared for the first time since the original broadcast from what I can gather.  Extra pictures at the end indicate that ABBA were present throughout the whole programme when all the live stars waved to the audience.

Running order of the programme:

Running order:
1. opening scene: group Chocolat dance "Brazilian carnival"
2. Jacques Martin's sketch
3. Nicolas Peyrac - So far away from L.A.
4. Osmonds - Having a party (VIDEO)
5. Danyel Gerard - Un grand amour
6. ABBA - I do, I do, I do, I do, I do
7. Claude Francois - Toi et moi contre le monde entier
8. Michel Sardou - Un accident


Duration 3.15 minutes (full programme running time 27:37)
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Lyrics Click on song title for lyrics: I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Pictures Click on image for a larger view:

Related Links Ring Parade, 1975
Credits Information from ABBA - The Book (p.114) by Jean-Marie Potiez
HUGE thanks to Jozsef. Extra thanks to Jun Seo, Eduardo Souza, Uwe Meyer, Paul Neilson, Sam Shervz, Erik Liebstaedter and Petr Mlejnek.
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