Filmed: Tuesday 15 April 1975
Broadcast: Saturday 26 April 1975, 20:40-21:35, RTB*, Belgium
Shown in: Belgium
Chansons à la Carte = Songs of the Map
Chansons à la Carte was a monthly music series run on Saturday evening on channel RTB from 15 October 1972 to 1983, hosted by André Torrent.
Rock Me was performed at the beginning of the show with I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do later in the programme.
This clip does not exist any more in the Belgian TV archives. Prepare yourself for some terrible information: the RTB technicians used the tapes to re-record sports events and football matches! They only have some episodes of Chansons a la Carte from the early 80s in their archives. I hope those guilty can sleep at night!
It's not known whether the above photos are from the TV broadcast or not given that it's been erased. They could just be taken from the audience - but as it's all we have, I am including them here. It seems that some pictures show Björn wearing the leopard-print cape and taking the lead so I presume that is for Rock Me. Frida and Agnetha are also both wearing their capes. Therefore, the other photos with capes removed must be I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do.
* RTB stands for Radiodiffusion-Télévision Belge but is now called RTBF.
Click here for a TV listing from Leidse Courant - 26 April 1975, p.2
Click here for a rehearsal picture
Click here for a dress rehearsal picture
Lyrics available on the Official ABBA site
Information and pictures from ABBA - The Book (p.112) by Jean-Marie Potiez.
Pictures c/o Dustin, Gerard Hesen c/o Facebook Group: A.B.B.A: The Music Still Goes On And On And On and Evelyn Nuyens c/o Facebook Group: ABBAtalk, Thanks also to Henk Jansen and Jozsef.