Peter Frampton on the back-page poster of Bravo of 27 September 1979.
In its 27 September 1979 issue, Bravo invited readers to vote for their favourite bands, and helpfully featured a while lot of suggestions over three pages. Whom would you have voted for? Me? At the time possbily The Boomtown Rats. Today I’d ask: Where are the soul bands, Bravo?
In 1979 I bought records by 17 of these 35 acts.
James Dean died today 67 years ago. Here he is on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 27 September 1979.
The cast of Welcome Back, Kotter on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 27 September 1979. German TV had finally decided to broadcast the series, on the back off John Travolta’s post-Kotter success.
Actress Pam Dawber, who played Mindy in Mork & Mindy (or, in Germany, “Mork vom Ork”) on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 27 September 1979. The series had just become a TV hit in West-Germany. Tomorrow we’ll feature the other star of the series.
Paul Stanley of Kiss on the cover of Bravo of 27 September 1979. This week 43 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• ABBA as they prepare for their world tour
• Bravo reader meets Nastassja Kinski
• Introducing the Police and its singer Stung
• Robin Williams, the funny Mork from Ork
• Barry Manilow’s new TV show
• Vote for the best rock group of 1979 (see coming Saturday’s post)
• James Dean, still loved 24 years after his death
• The lethal drug heroin
• Bravo visits Cliff Richard in London
• The “sex bombs” of the 1950s & ’60s
• Autumn fashions 1979
• Sex-ed: When your body is mature but your soul isn’t
German rock singer Peter Maffay on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 20 September 1984. Imagine his stinky breath!
An autograph card of Harrison Ford and photospread of scenes from his new Indiana Jones film in Bravo of 20 September 1984.
Prince on a single-page poster in Bravo of 20 September 1984. Purple Rain was just coming out in Germany.