Filmed: Thursday 20 August 1981
Location: Spegelsalen, Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden
Broadcast: Friday 25 September 1981
Release status: Parts released on Frida box set - see below
Duration: 60 minutes
Shown in: Sweden
Lite Grand i örat was a play on words as the show was taped at The Grand Hotel and loosely translated is "A Little Something For The Ear".
Frida and Claes af Geijerstam presented four weekly variety shows which were screened from 18 September 1981.
Claes and Frida started each show with the song Let's Get This Show On The Road.
Show 2 of 4.
Guests: Tomas Ledin, Mats Ronander, Py Bäckman, Torinis (acrobat troupe) and Lasse Lindbom Band.
Musicians: Lasse Wellander, Chino Mariano, Rutger Gunnarsson, Per Lindvall, Åke Sundqvist, Nils Landgren, Jan Kohlin, Ulf Andersson, Hans Arktoft and Stefan Nilsson..
Songs featured (Frida's involvement in brackets):
Frida also wore the red jumpsuit in Måndagsbörsen.
Musical Director: Anders Eljas.
Choreography: Graham Tainton.
The performances Let's Get This Show On The Road (very brief snippet however), Fire & Ice (in full) and Cry Me A River (snippet) were included in the Frida Box Set released on 5 December 2005.
See Lite Grand i örat (1 of 4) for a newspaper interview with Frida about the making of the show.
Archive data from Swedish Media Database:
SVT, TV2 1981-09-25
20:04:28-21:01:30 Lite grand i örat.
Tablåinnehåll Era värdar: Anni-Frid Lyngstad och Claes af Geijerstam.
Gäster: Tomas Ledin, Mats Ronander, Py Bäckman, Lasse Lindbom band och akrobatgruppen Torinos
21:01:44-22:01:46 Två och en flygel.
Utgivning Stockholm : SVT, TV2
Digital Betacam TVK01-0767
Thanks to Ian Cole for clarification of Pat Benatar information. Thanks also to Jason Swan, Jozsef and Alexandre Carvalho, Robin Andersson and Grant Whittingham c/o ABBAMAIL (no longer online) for the song information (ie. which song from which show). Some info from Bright Lights, Dark Shadows by Carl Magnus Palm and some info from International ABBA Magazine No.2.
YouTube links c/o abbaborg and fridafan1