Filmed: Saturday 28 September 1974
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Broadcast: Saturday 28 September 1974, 18:00-19:00, ZDF, Germany
Release status: This programme has not been included on any officially released video or DVD
Shown in: Germany
Disco was a pop music program that aired in Germany on the ZDF network from 1971 to 1982. It generally aired on the first Saturday of each month at 19:30, each show running 45 minutes. 133 shows were produced. The show was hosted by German actor and comedian Ilja Richter. The show focussed on chart hits current at the time of airing, giving about equal airtime to international pop music and German Schlager. Despite its name, it did not particularly focus on disco music although it featured many disco hits as long as they were chart relevant. (The name of the show was devised before disco as a musical style existed).
A great performance of Honey Honey. Frida has wickedly "knowing" grin on her face throughout and her and Agnetha are wearing long dresses only ever seen in this performance (unless you know differently?! - Tell me!). The programme was hosted as usual by Ilja Richter.
Apparently every Disco show from 1973 until 1976 was filmed in Hamburg and then moved to Munich in February 1976.
Other guests on the show:
** The rhythmn and feel of George McCrae's Rock Your Baby has been cited as inspiration for Dancing Queen. Could this have been the first time Benny and Björn heard the song?
Click here to see a picture from the dress rehearsal
This clip was also broadcast on ABBA Kultnacht on 2 November 2002, ZDF, Germany.
Click here for a TV listing from Leidsch Dagblad - 28 September 1974, p.5
Lyrics available on the Official ABBA site