Lite Grand i örat (2 of 4)

Filmed: Thursday 20 August 1981

Location: Spegelsalen, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden

Broadcast: Friday 25 September 1981

Release status: Parts released on Frida box set - see below

Duration: 60 minutes

Shown in: Sweden

Additional information

Lite Grand i örat was a play on words as the show was taped at The Grand Hotel and loosely translated is "A Little Something For The Ear".

Frida and Claes af Geijerstam presented four weekly variety shows which were screened from 18 September 1981. 

Claes and Frida started each show with the song Let's Get This Show On The Road.

Show 2 of 4.

Guests: Tomas Ledin, Mats Ronander, Py Bäckman, Torinis (acrobat troupe) and Lasse Lindbom Band.

Musicians: Lasse Wellander, Chino Mariano, Rutger Gunnarsson, Per Lindvall, Åke Sundqvist, Nils Landgren, Jan Kohlin, Ulf Andersson, Hans Arktoft and Stefan Nilsson..

Songs featured (Frida's involvement in brackets):

  1. Let's Get This Show on The Road (with Claes af Geijerstam)
  2. Tomas Ledin - Kom lite närmare (backing vocals for Tomas Ledin [this song ended up on his 1985 album En galen kväll])
  3. Py Bäckman - Se dagen vakna (backing vocals [this song ended up on her 1982 album Belle De Jour])
  4. Tomas Ledin and Py Bäckman - Hollywood Nights (backing vocals)
  5. Frida - Fire & Ice (lead vocal)
  6. Frida introduced Tomas Ledin
  7. Tomas Ledin - Sensuella Isabella (backing vocals)
  8. Tomas Ledin - Cry Me A River (backing vocals)

Frida also wore the red jumpsuit in Måndagsbörsen.

Musical Director: Anders Eljas. 
Choreography: Graham Tainton.

The performances Let's Get This Show On The Road (very brief snippet however), Fire & Ice (in full) and Cry Me A River (snippet) were included in the Frida Box Set released on 5 December 2005.

See Lite Grand i örat (1 of 4) for a newspaper interview with Frida about the making of the show.

Archive data from Swedish Media Database:
SVT, TV2 1981-09-25
Fullständig tablå
20:04:28-21:01:30 Lite grand i örat.
Tablåinnehåll Era värdar: Anni-Frid Lyngstad och Claes af Geijerstam.
Gäster: Tomas Ledin, Mats Ronander, Py Bäckman, Lasse Lindbom band och akrobatgruppen Torinos
21:01:44-22:01:46 Två och en flygel.
År/datum 1981-09-25
Kanal SVT2
Utgivning Stockholm : SVT, TV2
Utgivningsland Sverige
Digital Betacam TVK01-0767
MPEG-4 YA_TVK01-0767
MPEG-1 ZS_svt_svt2_1981-09-25

Thanks to Ian Cole for clarification of Pat Benatar information. Thanks also to Jason Swan, Jozsef and Alexandre Carvalho, Robin Andersson and Grant Whittingham c/o ABBAMAIL (no longer online) for the song information (ie. which song from which show). Some info from Bright Lights, Dark Shadows by Carl Magnus Palm and some info from International ABBA Magazine No.2.
YouTube links c/o abbaborg and fridafan1

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