28 November 1984, ZDF, Germany (was either LIVE or pre-recorded 2 or 2
hours before broadcast time).
This clip has not been included on any officially released video or DVD
28th November, not 29th November as previously noted.
Frida performed "Come To Me (I Am Woman)" and was interviewed by
and Björn were then introduced. A clip of "Merano"
was shown from "Chess In Concert" and Frida was replaced by
Then, along with Karin Glenmark, Benny, Björn and Frida provided backing vocals
to Murray Head's "One Night In Bangkok" (not live).
According to ABBA by Micke
who was at the recording:
Frida's father, Alfred Haase, was there with his wife and daughter. At the
first dress rehearsal Frida and Karin Glenmark did the backing vocals for
"One Night in Bangkok" Benny and Björn would join them during the live
broadcast. After a short break Frida continued the rehearsal with her latest
single, "Come To Me", but there was an interruption after the first verse
because one of the spotlights had been incorrectly placed. Everything
started from the beginning again, but this time her son was interrupted
after the introduction ... and this repeated itself again and again. Even
though playback was being used for the performance, she sang every time. In
the evening, there was a dress rehearsal for the whole show with an audience
present and, this time, it all went like clock-work. The audience and the
production team were all very happy. The presenter of the show then
explained to Frida that during the live broadcast, she would go to a group
of armchairs and a sofa where she was to be interviewed with Benny and Björn.
"One Night in Bangkok" was then performed by Murray Head.
Gottschalk:Are you hoping for an ABBA comeback soon? Frida:
I am very happy alone and successful, in a way, but I would
be very glad of course to be on stage again with the group and to make a new
record sometime in the future when It would be suitable for all of us. That
I can’t have the same success as with ABBA is true and I don’t try to
achieve that. But I want to continue with my professional work which I love
so much as long as I can. Then it doesn’t matter if I sell as many records
as ABBA. I’m doing what I enjoy the most. TG:
I’ve watched you at the Chess première, it was great to see
how enthusiastic you’ve been F:
Yes, it was a very emotional evening for me. I like the
musical very much because Bjorn and Benny had a lot of work with it. And I
think the result is absolutely fantastic, great!