For us Swedish ABBA fans, who suffered an almost complete silence of ABBA related stories in the newspapers and any other publications, the POSTER magazine came as a big relief.
Now POSTER's importance has been revealed in a great book from Premium Publishing. It is interesting to know that neither Stikkan Anderson, nor ABBA were that interested in being portrayed in the magazine. ABBA, because they were struggeling to get accpeted as part of the Swedish music culture and Stikkan, for not getting any money out of it. Many of the posters published in POSTER were taken by Bubi Heilemann, the German photographer.
There is now a book available about POSTER's history. It's a nice colour book that even includes a poster of Agnetha (see picture) and Kiss in A2 format. POSTER published no less than 2 special ABBA issues, one in 1977 and one in 1978. The book is in Swedish, but I think it's a collectable for any ABBA fan. Ten pages (plus the A2 poster of Agnetha with the lollipop) is worth it. POSTER helped the people that were teenagers in the 70's and 80's to cover their walls with great posters of their idols (even a nude picutre of Mike Tucker, member of Sweet!) who would'nt want to see that?.
If you would like to order the book, it's available from Premium Publishing and other book webstores online.
It's a great complete work of what was "in" in the 70s and what we all put on our bedroom walls.