|Filmed||30th August 1975|
|Broadcast||Norway, 1975. The "SOS"
clip was shown on a German TV commercial for a 5 CD box set of ABBA albums
(Die Story) from Dominion c.1999.
"Waterloo" was repeated in "Songs of Europe" in 1981*
|Released||The performances of "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "SOS" and "Waterloo" have been released on the DVD ABBA - Number Ones|
Momarkedet was the name of the largest charity event in Scandinavia, and was organised annually by the Red Cross.
After entering through the curtains, ABBA performed "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" and "SOS" (both in long cat dresses) and "Waterloo" (short cat dresses) for the finale. At the end of the programme (which also featured Leo Sayer), ABBA is given some toy animals.
The performances may be available officially now, but for many years "Waterloo" was the only performance widely available in fans' video collections. "SOS" was very rare and until very recently, "I Do, I Do, I Do" was unheard of.
There were rumours of FOUR songs (the fourth song being "Mamma Mia") in the NRK vaults for this clip, but that is not the case - just the three songs listed.
* Songs of Europe
On 22 August 1981, also in Mysen, Norway, the Momarkedt concert celebrate
the 25th Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, calling the celebration
concert 'Songs of Europe'. Hosted by
Rolf Kirvaag (and a
very irritating puppet), it
was broadcast live in Norway on NRK and transmitted in some European
countries. A highlights programme was broadcast on the BBC in the UK
on 25 September 1981 presented by Terry Wogan. The French version was
narrated by Léon Zitrone.
ABBA did not appear in person in 1981 but the original "Waterloo" clip from 1975 was shown instead. They were one of only a handful of acts who did not take part in the show in person.
|Duration||15 minutes approximately|
|Transcript||Björn speaks to the audience after "SOS" and says:|
"Thanks very much. I want to take advantage of the opportunity that we are in Norway to thank all of the Norwegian fans for all of their nice letters and for making our records such big hits. A thank you from us would be a song that no one could possibly have missed hearing at least once. It's about a very well-known battlefield and it's called "Waterloo".
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|Credits||Thanks to Jozsef|
YouTube links c/o mozpiano2 and Ulrik Daniel Frich Wiksaas