Bravo cover 11 Aug 1977

770811 Bravo cover (Smokie)

Smokie feature on the cover of Bravo of 11 August 1977. This week 43 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• Smokie to become more rock-oriented*
• New sci-fi movie Star Wars (it’ll never catch on)
• Alice Cooper rocks like in old times
• Kevin Keegan, the new superstar on the German football scene
• How US band Starz (no, me neither) got 12 million fans in a year
• New erotic film Bilitis
• All about The Runaways’ Joan Jett
• How dangerous is ‘abnormal’ love? (Nothing wrong with it, says Bravo)
• Latest fashions from New York
• Germany’s new cycling sensation Didi Thurau

* with fucking “Mexican Girl”???

Elvis Presley 1977

770623 Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley on a single-page poster in Bravo of 23 June 1977. The poster — not a recent photo — accompanied the article below in which Bravo vehemently defends Elvis from accusations that he is mortally ill and overweight (“most men at 40 are overweight”, Bravo opines). Why, he’s about to start a gruelling tour! And the book by Red West and friends about his pharmaceutical habits: LIES! Elvis is going to live for a long time yet and nobody is going to rattle his throne…

770623 Elvis Presley report



Bravo 23 June 1977

770623 Bravo Cover (Winnetou)

French actor Pierre Brice as Winnetou on the cover of Bravo of 23 June 1977. This week 43 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• The Eagles: Once they’ve gripped you, you can’t get loose, apparently
• Elvis: He is still going to sit on his throne for a long time (see next Tuesday’s post)
• The marriage of David Cassidy and Kay Lenz
• What The Beatles did in Hamburg
• Rosetta Stone: The secret behind their name
• Singer Juliane Werding’s new love
• Sex ed: What the first time means to you
• Profile of German singer Wolfgang Petry
• Ex-BCR member Pat McGlynn’s new band