Aplauso (BJÖRN)

Filmed: early November 1980

Location: Estudios de Prado del Rey, Madrid, Spain

Broadcast: Saturday 27 December 1980, 17:20-19:35, RTVE, Spain

Release status: Unreleased

Duration: Full episode 1:56:57, ABBA segment 27:12, Björn interview 3:22

Shown in: Spain

Additional information

Aplauso = Applause

Aplauso was a weekly music series on RTVE, which ran from 9 July 1978 to 1 January 1983 on Saturday evenings of 2 hours duration and included 210 Episodes. 

The programme intended to fill a gap in the TVE schedules, highlighing current popular trends for the majority of the public and especially the young.

The hosts for this episode were J L Fradejas, Silvia Tortosa, Elena Gutierrez, Mercedes Rodriguez and Bigote Arrocet.

Episode 125.

Running order of the show:

  1. Orchestera MondragónViaje Con Nosotros, Mis Gafas and Bon voyage
  2. Duo DinamicoLolita
  3. Teresa RabalEl Cochecito and Mañana llega el circo
  4. Rocky Sharpe & The ReplaysHappy New Year
  5. Soundtrack: Olivia Newton-John – Long Live Love from Eurovision Song Contest 1974 and Suddenly from Xanadu.
  6. Marfil (a Costa Rican music group) – a Medley
  7. Rod StewartShe Won't Dance With Me
  8. Youth dance competition (Gerona, Córdoba)
  9. Zombies Extraños juegos, Contacto en Zurich
  10. Camilo SestoPerdoname
  11. ABBA: Björn spoke fluent Spanish with the interviewer (José Luis Uribarri) about the new album Super Trouper and talked about the ABBA Live video from the Wembley concert. Then there was a  23:50 segment where part of ABBA in Concert was shown.
  12. Eddie MurphyAll the Lonely People

It would appear Björn also recorded an introduction in Spanish for the show for a later broadcast where he introduced the PROMO for The Winner Takes It All.

Björn wore the lilac silk suit he wore for the Felicidad and Happy New Year PROMOs, as well as Stars, Show Express and Sur Son 31.

Click here for a newspaper article from ABC (Madrid) - 27 December 1980, p.93.
Click here for a TV listing from ABC (Madrid) - 27 December 1980, p.94.

Broadcast information:
Saturday 27 December 1980, 17:20-19:35, RTVE, Spain
Re-broadcast, Canal Nostalgia in 2006 during the channel's 50 year celebration and it was available on RTVE’s open archive, Spain.

Thanks to Jose Luis Juarez, Carl Magnus Palm, Alexandre Carvalho, Jozsef, Jose Antonio and Jan Bach.
YouTube clip c/o Steve Layton

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