Bravo 25 March 1976

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German singer Juliane Werding features on the cover of Bravo of 25 March 1976. This is what Germany’s youth read about this week 41 years ago:

• Paul McCartney profile, including his love-hate relationship with John Lennon
• Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (or Hundstage)
• Swedish singer Harpo at home
• What Juliane Werding has acquired, “besides a few pounds”
• David Cassidy’s surprise visit to Bravo’s London office
• Profile of young footballer Ronald Worm

Bravo 2 Jan 1976 (Linda Blair)

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The cover of Bravo of 2 January 1976, featuring actress Linda Blair.

In this issue Bravo ran a profile on Blair as the first part in a series on teenage movie stars (the week after it was Tatum O’Neal), promised that 1976 would become Smokie’s big year, warned readers about the consequences of shoplifting, pictured Freddie Mercury in hot pants, offered a glimpse into he private life of Sweet’s Andy Scott, reported on the overnight success of actress Deborah Raffin (later a pioneer in audiobooks), and got Schlager singer Jürgen Markus to tell his favourite jokes (few of them very funny).

Gifts from the stars 1976

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Bravo had power, getting stars to give them personal possessions to give away to fans. Some of the gifts in the annual Bravo bazaar were valuable then, some would be now. So you’d specify which gift you’re writing in for, and if your name was drawn you would receive  stuff like:

Sweet singer Billy Connolly’s silver stage outfit, the scarf that Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood wore to cover his private parts (not washed, presumably), a football signed by Rod Stewart, a jacket worn (briefly) by F1 driver Jackie Stewart, or a scarf and (named!) belt from the Bellamy Brothers.

And that was a really bad year for the Bravo Bazaar.

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