German rock singer on the cover of Bravo of 21 May 1981. This week 38 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• Freddie Mercury: as shy as anyone you could imagine
• Stevie Wonder’s triumphant Germany tour
• AC/DC in pics, with autograph card (coming on Friday)
• Peter Maffay’s future plans
• Shakin’ Stevens, Eruption, Goombay Dance Band a.o. at Bravo Disco in Hannover
• Elvis as you didn’t know him in the film This Is Elvis.
• New controversy over outspoken TV presenter Desirée Nosbusch
• Barclay James Harvest’s mega success
• The Tubes: The craziest live show of the year
• Test: How quickly do you get jealous
• All about footballer Bernd Schuster
• Girlschool make a record with Motörhead
• The latest mopeds
Austrian actress Romy Schneider on the back-page poster of Bravo of 20 May 1968.
English-born Schlager singer Graham Bonney on the cover of Bravo of 20 May 1968. In that issue, social scientists predicted that sexual behaviour in the year 2000 will be more liberated than ever.
French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo on a poster in of Bravo of 18 May 1962. A poster of him ran almost exactly a month ago.
Shaun Cassidy on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 May 1979.
Charlie’s Angels on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 May 1979. I had a bit of a crush on Jaclyn Smith.
German punk singer Nina Hagen on a single-page poster in Bravo of 17 May 1979.
Hagen’s music was not great (acquired taste, perhaps), but in East Germany she had a fabulously subversive hit in 1974 with the holiday song “Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen”. The title translates as “You forgot the colour film”. The joke the censors didn’t get, apparently, was that East German citizens didn’t usually have access to colour film.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 17 May 1979.
The Beatles on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 May 1979. More Beatles next week.
Rod Stewart, ridiculous, on the back-page poster of Bravo of 17 May 1979.