ABBA

  • Technology

    New ABBA album, the 40 year wait and ABBA-tars on the way

    The usual time between albums for a music outfit… maybe 1-2 years. Up there in amongst the top 30 artists of all time, ABBA, who couldn’t speak a word of English when they first started recording, have just released their latest album… 40 years after their previous album in 1981 and they split up in 1982. And coming soon they’re touring…

  • World

    Pop megastars ABBA release first album in 40 years

    Some said it would never happen. In fact, they themselves frequently said it would never happen. But pop fans around the world are rejoicing over the return of Swedish supergroup, ABBA. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid have reunited for the release of Voyage, their first album in 40 years. It will be followed by an “avatar” concert planned for March…

  • Thailand

    Thaiger Bites | Your comments and Feedback | September 6

    Curitaba, British bands, Zebra crossings, Abba and the No-confidence vote. Jay and Mike go through your viewer comments and feedback from GMT, TNT and the Thaiger Talk forum on our website…

  • Thailand

    GMT | Prayut responds to bribe rumours, Sandbox eases entry restrictions, ABBA | September 3

    On the third day of the no-confidence debate, PM Prayut Chan-o-cha responded to allegations he gave 5 million baht cash bribes to MPs to secure their support to vote in his favour. A slight modification to the rules for entering and exiting Phuket will now allow residents, who live or work on the island, to exit and re-enter the island…

  • Tourism

    ‘One Night In Bangkok’, an unlikely hit about a bygone era in Thailand

    “One night in Bangkok and the world’s your oyster The bars are temples but the pearls ain’t free” When ‘One Night In Bangkok’ was released in 1984 it was an unlikely hit. It was the opening song from a (at the time) little-known stage pop-opera called ‘Chess’. The song made Number 1 in South Africa, West Germany, Switzerland and Australia,…

  • Tourism

    ‘One Night In Bangkok’. The song, 35 years later

    PHOTO: Doi Kuro, Bangkok 1980 When ‘One Night In Bangkok’ was released in 1984 it was an unlikely hit- the opening song from a (at the time) little-known stage pop-opera called ‘Chess’. The song made Number 1 in South Africa, West Germany, Switzerland and Australia, and Number 3 in Canada and the United States. It has remained a staple of…