Phoebe Cates and Willie Aames on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 10 June 1982. Phoebe Cates as many a ’80s boy’s wet dream (Willie perhaps too, for some). The photo is from the movie Paradise, which both actors disavowed and for which Aames won the Golden Raspberry.
Elvis in a scene from Jailhouse Rock on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 10 June 1982.
Bravo previews the 1982 World Cup in Spain in its 10 June 1982 issue. They didn’t reckon with Italy winning, beating West-Germany in the final. In the main pic two players who made it reasonable to hate the German team: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Paul Breitner.
In the issue of 10 June 1982, Bravo invited readers to vote for their favourite Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) act. My judgment:
The good: Fehlfarben, Spliff, Ideal, Extrabreit, Falco, Rheingold, DAF
The OK: Spider Murphy Gang, Trio, UKW, Jawoll, Andreas Dorau
The bad: Hubert Kah (really, really bad), Markus
The Who the hell are you?: Vera Kaa, Nichts, Neonbabies, Insisters
The What are you doing here?: BAP, Bots (rock and political folk bands respectively, with no synth in sight), Kraftwerk, who virtually invented the genre but weren’t of it
The excellent Neue Deutsche Welle star Joachim Witt on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 10 June 1982. Witt’s legendary song is the moody “Goldener Reiter“, but I prefer this eminently danceable track below. A “Herbergsvater” is the guy who runs a youth hostel; typically they’d scare the kids on school or other youth tours with their strict admonitions. Most German youth would have known what Witt was riffing on.
An ad for Levi’s jeans in Bravo of 10 June 1982. “Climb into the legendary!”
Shakin’ Stevens on a single-page poster of Bravo of 10 June 1982
German football star Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who would become an evil functionary, on the cover of Bravo of 10 June 1982. This week 37 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• Keith Richards: Clean of drugs since 1981
• Vote for your favourite Neue Deutsche Welle act
• Who will win the 1982 World Cup in Spain
• Kraftwerk: “We are the kling-klang sect”
• Debbie Harry returns to Blondie after flopped solo attempt
• Nina Hagen is now on a religious trip
• Introducing new wave band Fehlfarben
• Bad school report: How to tell your parents?
• Shakin’ Stevens on his successful Germany tour
• How to shrink your jeans
Here’s the song from 1983 which Kalle Rummenigge apparently hated:
A life-size Starschnitt poster of Pierre Brice as Winnetou and Marie Versini as his sister Nscho-tschi, parts of which ran in June 1967. There were 11 immensely popular Winnetou movies made between 1962 and 1969.
The Beatles feature their new psychedelic look on the cover of Bravo of 12 June 1967, just as Sgt Pepper’s was being released (as it says on the cover: “Their new LP is here”). A year before they had still toured in West-Germany in their suits and the mop-tops.