Egyptian actor Omar Sharif looks a bit annoyed on a poster in Bravo in December 1969.
Sharif was born in 1932 to a Lebanese-Syrian Christian family as Maechel Chalhoub, but took on the name by which we knew him when he converted to Islam in 1953. His conversion was not a matter of faith but of expedience (Sharif was well-known for being able to hold his drink) to marry the Egyptian filmstar Faten Hamama — a marriage that helped him become a star himself. The marriage broke apart in the late 1960s and they were divorced in 1974. Hamama died in January 2015, half a year before Sharif. Bith were 83 when they died.
British band Humble Pie on a poster in Bravo in November 1969.
Austrian-born singer Udo Jürgens on the cover of Bravo of 24 November 1969. A big star in Germany, he also tried is hand in English a couple of years later.
The Who on a poster in Bravo in November 1969. Tassles were approved by 50% of Who members.
Singer Barry Ryan, who was having a hit with “Eloise” at the time, on the cover of Bravo of 20 October 1969.
English pop group Amen Corner on a poster in Bravo in September 1969. Here they are that year on Germany’s Beat Club show.
Herman’s Hermits on a centrespread poster in Bravo in May 1969.
The Cartwright Family of TV’s Bonanza on a “Star of the Month” calendar poster in Bravo of 28 April 1969.
Rock group The Move on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 28 April 1969.
Belgian/Italian singer Adamo on the cover of Bravo of 24 March 1969