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ABBA's succes in Australia started in the summer of 1975. In March 1976 ABBA paid a 10 day visit to Australia. Their current single was Fernando and that would become their biggest hit in Australia: number 1 for 14 weeks. This picture were taken during a pressconference at the Sydney Hilton Hotel. In the background a giant album sleeve of their current album of that time: The Best Of ABBA, released shortly before Christmas 1975. Why Agnetha showed her bare foot is unknown.
On July 4, 1970, Casey Kasem’s American Top 40 debuted, and the Detroit native quickly became synonymous with the countdown format. The format, reminiscent of the immensely popular Your Hit Parade program in the 1930s and 1940s, allowed Kasem to blend human-interest stories with the top songs of the day. His final show aired on August 6, 1988 due to contract conflicts with ABC, after which it was taken over by Shadoe Stevens. Casey eventually reclaimed the AT40 moniker in 1998, until the torch w