Gigliola Cinquetti 1976

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Italian singer Gigliola Cinquetti on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 22 April 1976. Two years earlier, Cinquetti had finished runner-up to ABBA at the Eurovision Song Contest with the rather good song below (she had won it at 17 in 1964). Read about how ABBA won and Cinquetti didn’t.

 

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Bravo 22 April 1976 (Peter Maffay)

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German rock singer Peter Maffay and a motorbike on the cover of Bravo of 22 April 1976. This week 43 years ago Germany’s youth read about:

• How Brotherhood of Men won the Eurovision
• 16 questions for Peter Maffay
• Slade’s comeback
• Looking back at the Rolling Stones’ 1965 German tour
• The Bay City Rollers have a new member, Ian Mitchell
• All about Italian singing star Gigliola Cinquetti
• Davis Essex’s German tour flopped
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest five Oscars
• The life of singer Roland Kaiser (as a baby he was a foundling)
• How animals are abused
• Jan-Michael Vincent’s new film
• Introducing England’s Bop Deluxe
• Schlager singer Roy Black on becoming a father
• Vote for your dream moped
• Newcomer Schlager singer Ingrid Peters

Katja Ebstein 1980

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German singer Katja Ebstein and mimes on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 April 1980. Ebstein, an excellent singer, was about to represent West-Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Theater”,a song that borrows heavily from Cabaret (or whastever Cabaret borrowed heavily from). Ebstein finished runner-up (as she did in 1970) to Johnny Logan’s weepie “What’s Another Year”. I blame those mimes.