1974-01-04 Work on 'Waterloo'.
1974-01-25. Stig's birthday.
1974-02-09 ABBA wins Swedish song contest with 'Waterloo' with 302 points. A massive party at Sig's place follows afterwards.
1974-02-21 Backing tracks for Frida's 2nd solo album: 'Frida Ensam'. Benny produced this album.
ABBA and young Linda
1974-03.. Filming of 'Waterloo' in Swedish (outdoor)?
1974-03-04 Release single 'Waterloo'(Swedish) - 'Honey, Honey' (Swedish) and release of LP'Waterloo'
1974-03-11 Work on Frida's album 'Ensam' produced by Benny.
1974-03-14 Work on Frida's album 'Ensam. Work also on Ted Gärdestad's album 'Upptag' with contributions of the girls on several tracks.
1974-03-15 Recording 'Waterloo' in German with lyrics by Gerd Müller-Schwanke.
In the studio in Sollentuna
In the studio in Sollentuna
1974-03-19 ABBA in Paris.
1974-03-20 Backing vocals of Frida for a Ted Gärdestad track.
1974-03-27 Backing tracks for Frida's album 'Ensam'.
1974-03-28 Backing track for Agnetha's album.
1974-04 Release single 'Honey, Honey' - 'King Kong Song'
1974-04-01 ABBA and the crew fly to London for promotional work.
1974-04-06 Meeting in the morning with Dutch tv-host 'Eddy Becker', who invites the four to perform at his show. Dress rehearsals are at 2 pm. ABBA wins at 'The Dome' in Brighton that evening with 'Waterloo'. After celebrations the four arrive at their hotel suite: 'Napoleon suite' at 4 am.
1974-04-08 ABBA are driven to London in a limousine on Monday after the contest. They stay at the Grosvenor House Hotel.
1974-04-09 In London sightseeing and shopping. Also photo sessions and interviews with the press, however Agnetha is ill today.
1974-04-10 ABBA on 'Top Of The Pops' (England) with 'Waterloo'.
1974-04-11 ABBA fly to Hamburg, West-Germany, to appear on tv-show 'Die Aktuelle Schaubude' with 'Waterloo' and 'Honey Honey'. ABBA fly back to Stockholm the same evening and arrive there around mignight.
Aktuelle Schaubude, Germany
1974-04-12 ABBA back in Stockholm. The two couples, baby Linda and Stikkan and his wife go to the island to spend Easter here.
1974-04 Short holiday on the island
1974-04-17 ABBA to France, an improvised photosession is held somewhere in Holland. The trip continues to Paris to appear on the TV shows 'Midi-Première' and 'Domino' and on a radio show called 'RTL Non Stop'. There's little time to explore the city today.
ABBA on 'Domino' TV show in Paris
1974-04-19 ABBA in Paris.
1974-04-22 Back to Stockholm to attend the 'Annual Expressen Spring Party'.
1974-04-24 ABBA on Eddy Becker's 'Eddy-Go-Round Show' in Holland. Eddy Becker already had met the foursome in Brighton on Saturday morning April. The BBC also bought this recording.
Frida Benny Björn Agnetha
1974-04-25 ABBA to Germany for promotional work. They appear on the 'Peter Frankenfeld' Show.
1974-04-29 ABBA on Toppop (Holland) with 'Waterloo'. ABBA were contracted even before they won the Contest!!
1974-05-03 Work on Frida's album 'Ensam'.
1974-05-08 Recording two remixes of 'Ring Ring'.
1974-05-13 ABBA in Germany to Hamburg
1974-05-14 ABBA in Frankfurt Germany on 'Drehsheibe' (recording set in a town park)
1974-05-15 ABBA in Saarbrucken in Germany to appear on the James Last 'Starparade' with Waterloo and Honey Honey.
1974-05-16 ABBA in Germany.
1974-05-17 ABBA in Belgium, Brussels on 'Chansons à la carte' TV show, performing 'Ring Ring' and 'Waterloo. Later that day, they are invited to the Cinéma, a dancing.
1974-05-18 ABBA to Paris in the afternoon to appear on TV show 'La une est à vous'.
1974-05-22 ABBA in Madrid on 'Señoras Y Señores' with 'Ring Ring', 'Honey, Honey', 'Hasta Mañana' and 'Waterloo'.
1974-07 .July is spent in studio most of the time, working on Frida's album and for Polar act 'Wasa'.
1974-07early Filming promotion clips for Waterloo and Ring Ring:
1974-07-11 Work on Frida's album 'Ensam'.
1974-07-22 Recordings for the Hootenanny Singers' 'Evert Taube Pa Vart Sätt' album and Agnetha's album 'Elva Kvinnor I Ett Hus'.
1974-07late Songwriting sessions for the 'ABBA' album on the Viggsö island.
1974-08-04 ABBA on the 'Tommy Cooper Show' (England) with Ring Ring.
1974-08-22 Backing track of 'So Long', 'Dance With The Devil, a working title of 'Man In The Middle' and 'Turn On Me, a working title of 'S.O.S' (first recording session for the 'ABBA' album).
1974-09-14 Never used backing track for 'Hey, Hey Helen'.
1974-09-15 Backing tracks of 'Rikky Rock'n Roller' and 'I've Been Waiting for You'.
1974-09-16 First backing track of 'Stop And Listen To Your Heart, a working title of 'Bang-A-Boomerang' and a backing track of 'Dixie', a working title of 'Here Comes Rubie Jamie', a working title of 'Terra Del Fuego'.
1974-09-17 Overdubs on tracks that were recorded this month.
1974-09-25 Work on track of 'So Long' and 'Bang-A-Boomerang'.
1974-09late ABBA on 'Disco' (West-Germany) with 'Honey Honey' (airdate was 28 September).
1974-09late ABBA on ' Aktuelle Schaubude' (West-Germany) with 'Honey Honey'.
1974-09-29 ABBA to America on a three day promotion tour. Meeting with press.
1974-09-30 ABBA on the 'Mike Douglas Show' in Philadelphia and the 'Merv Griffin' Talkshow.
1974-10-01 Third day in the U.S.
1974-10-02 Back in Stockholm.
1974-10-03 ABBA in Essen, Germany to receive "Der Goldene Löwe" from Radio Luxemburg.
1974-10 ABBA in Holland on Eddy Becker's Eddy-Go-Round Show with 'Honey, Honey' .
1974-10-16 Backing track of 'Ing. Saltet', a working title of 'A Crazy World', a working title of 'Crazy World' and 'Bach-laten, a working title of 'Huneysuckly Rose, a working title of 'Mama', a working title of 'Intermezzo No. 1'.
1974-10-18 Backing track for 'Didn't I, a working title of 'Baby', a working title of 'Rock Me'.
1974-10-21 Drum overdums for 'Rock Me'.
1974-10-22 Mixing tracks of 'So Long' and 'I've Been Waiting For You'. ABBA give a rehearsal concert in a gymnasium in Sollentuna, Sweden,
1974-10-23 Several overdubs for 'Man In The Middle', 'Crazy World' and 'Honeysuckly Rose, a working title of 'Mama', a working title of 'Intermezzo No.1'
1974-11-06 ABBA rehears for the upcoming tour.
1974-11-15 Last day of rehearsals for upcoming tour to start in Northern Europe on the 17th.
1974-11-16 To Copenhagen by plane for the 1974 tour. Arrival in Copenhagen and a press conference at the Plaza hotel in the afternoon.
1974-11-17 European tour starts today. Rehearsals during the morning. Concert in Kalkonerteater in Copenhagen starting at 2 pm.
1974-11-18 Soundcheck from 6 pm. Concert in Hanover (Kuppelsaal) (West-Germany) starting at 8 pm. ABBA stay at the Intercontinental hotel. Today is also the release of single 'So Long' -I've been waiting for you'.
1974-11-19 Concert in Munich (Deutsches Museum) (West-Germany). ABBA stay at the Hilton hotel in Munich. Concert starts at 8 pm.
1974-11mid ABBA on 'Sportstudio' (West-Germany) with 'Honey Honey' and 'So Long'.
1974-11-21 Concert in Frankfurt (Jahrhunderthalle) (West-Germany).
1974-11-22 Concert in Berlin (Hochschule fur Musik) (West-Germany).
1974-11-23 Concert in Nürnberg (Meistersingerhalle) (West-Germany). Concert starts at 8 pm.
1974-11-24 Concert in Vienna? (Austria). According a newspaper, ABBA performed 'So Long' on the Austrain tv-show 'Spotlight' today.
1974-11-25 Concert in Innsbruck (Austria).
1974-11-27 Concert in Zürich (cancelled).
1974-11-28 Concert in Düsseldorf (Philipshalle) cancelled because of Frida's illness (West-Germany)
1974-11-29 Concert in Bremen (Glocke) (West-Germany).
1974-11-30 Concert in Hamburg (Musikhalle) (West-Germany). This tour has been very unsuccesful, except for the concerts in Denmark.
1974-12-01 A short break for spending time with the family.
1974-12-04 Performance on the 'Top Of The Pops' Christmas Special (England) with Waterloo and 'So Long'. 'So Long', however, was never aired.
1974-12-09 Mixing of 'Man In The Middle'.
1974-12-11 Overdubs for 'Intermezo No. 1'. Tonight a concert in Stockholm at the 'Konserthuset'.
1974-12late ABBA have a little break on the island during this tour, to work on new songs ('I Do' and 'Tropical Loveland').