Robert Plant 1976


Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant on the back-page poster of Bravo of 22 January 1976.


Bayern München 1976

Players from Bayern München swept the top 3 in the annual readers’ poll for favourite sports star of 1975, published in Bravo of 22 January 1976. The Top 10 of men (the women’s ran in the Princess Ann post on Sunday):

1 Sepp Maier (football, West Germany)
2 Gerd Müller (football, West Germany)
3 Franz Beckenbauer (football, West Germany)
4 Björn Borg (tennis, Sweden)
5 Berti Vogts (football, West Germany)
6 Johnny Ceccotto (motorcycle racing, Venezuela)
7 Francisco Marinho (football, Brazil)
8 Muhammad Ali (boxing, USA)
9 Egon Müller (motorcycle speedway racing, West-Germany)
10 Rainer Bonhof (football, West Germany)

On the centre-spread poster is winner Sepp Maier:


Gerd Müller, the greatest goal-scorer of all time:


Franz Beckenbauer, greatest all-round player ever:


Princess Anne 1976


Princess Ann, member of Britain’s wealthiest family of social grants recipients, on a single-page poster in Bravo of 22 January 1976. She had finished third in Bravo’s annual readers’ poll for favourite sports star of 1976.

In the women’s section, the top 10 were:

1 Ulrike Meyfarth (high jump, West-Germany)
2 Ellen Wellmann (sprint, West-Germany)
3 Princess Anne (horse jumping, Britain)
4 Rosi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
5 Chris Evert (tennis, USA)
6 Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics, Romania)
7 Uta Schorn (gymnastics, West-Germany)
8 Christa Zechmeister (downhill ski, West-Germany)
9 Annegret Richter (sprint, West-Germany)
10 Kornelia Ender (swimming, East-Germany)

Mittermaier and Comaneci would be the big stars of the winter and summer Olympics that year.

The men’s winners and Top 10 runs on Wednesday.

Sydne Rome 1976


US-born, Italy-based actress Sydne Rome on a single-page poster in Bravo of 22 January 1976. Born in 1951 in Akron, Ohio, she made her career in Europe, appearing in spaghetti westerns and various drama and comedy films in Italy, France and Germany, including Just A Gigolo. She also recorded records in several languages. In the early ’80s she became a fitness icon through her aerobics videos.

Bravo 22 Jan 1976 (Sweet)


Sweet feature on the cover of Bravo of 22 January 1976. This week 43 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Sweet’s plans for 1976 (including a Germany tour in May)
• Readers voted their to 10 sports stars (see Wednesday’s post)
• All about English glam band Hello
• New hit tip from England: Elkie Brooks
• Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein
• Sex ed: Pregnant — What now?
• Your rights when the cops arrest you
• The new sound of Schlager singer Bernd Clüver
• The death of ex-Uriah Heep bassist Gary Thain
• Sydne Rome in her new film Umarmungen