Disco

Filmed: Saturday 24 May 1975

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Broadcast: Saturday 24 May 1975, 19:30, ZDF Germany

Release status: This programme has not been included on any officially released video or DVD

Duration: 49:27; ABBA 3.5 minutes

Shown in: Germany

Additional information

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).

Apparently every Disco show from 1973 till 1976 was filmed in Hamburg and then moved to Munich in February 1976.

Programme 54


I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - This was the first appearance of the cat costumes on TV although they had been worn the week before for Made in Sweden - For Export. However, as that programme wasn't broadcast until October 1975, this edition of Disco introduced the cat costumes to the world. Presenter was as usual Ilja Richter.

Other guests on the show:

Teach-In - Ding-a-dong
Cindy & Bert - Ich suche einen Schatz 
Barry Manilow - Mandy
Stefan Waggershausen - Hollywood sieht anders aus am Morgan 
ABBA - I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
Monica Morell - Danny, mein Freund 
Gunter Gabriel - Mit dem Hammer in der Hand 
Labelle - Lady Marmalade
Udo Lindenberg + Das Panikorchester - O-Rhesus negativ
The Rubettes - I Can Do It

Click here for a rehearsal picture

This clip was also broadcast on ABBA Kultnacht on 2 November 2002, ZDF, Germany.

Lyrics available on the Official ABBA site

 

 

Thanks to Jozsef and Julian D.
YouTube link c/o Stephen Layton

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