Bravo 17 March 1977 (Sweet)

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The cover of Bravo of 17 March 1977. That week 40 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Teenage actress Nastassja Kinski’s appearance in an episode if crime series Tatort
• Interview with Sweet’s singer Brian Connolly (“We should change our name”)
• How Boney M live
• Introducing new Bay City Rollers member Pat McGlynn
• Susan Dey on the set of her new TV series Love Me, Love Me Not
• Eddie And The Hit Rods in concert
• The Beatles Revival Band
• Slik’s “comeback”
• Spanish singer Jeanette with her hit “Porque te vas”

Girl of the Year 1977

770224-teen-wahlThe shortlist of for the annual “Girl of the Year” contest in Bravo of 24 Feb 1977. Every year, ordinary teenage boys and girls would enter the contest. Forty girls and 40 boys would be shortlisted, for readers to vote their finalists. The winner would be elected by the crowd at a mega-concert event.

And look at entrant #24: actress Rebecca de Mornay. She came nowhere. Six years later she was a Hollywood star, appearing opposite Tom Cruise in Risky Business.

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“Rebecca De Mornay (17) was born in California attends high school in Kitzbühel, Austria. at 1,67m in height and 55kg in weight, she likes to compose and write lyrics.”

Amanda Lear 1977

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Disco singer Amanda Lear on a single-page poster in Bravo of 24 February 1977.

Lear was controversial because of rumours that she was born as a boy in Hong Kong. She apparently helped to promote that rumour to gain publicity, but when she became famous, it was not quite the image she wanted to project. So she posed nude for photos (also published in Bravo). If she indeed had a sex change, then her doctors deserve a Nobel Prize.

Her life story is extraordinary. Read about it HERE.

This poster featured on the German cover of Lear’s 1977 LP I Am A Photograph (see below)

Amanda Lear ‎– I Am A Photograph

Bravo 24 Feb 1977

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German singer Jürgen Drews features on the cover of Bravo of 24 February 1977. That week 40 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Pink Floyd’s German tour (nobody will beat their show this year, apparently)
• Amanda Lear: “Sweeter than honey”
• A visit to the Scottish estate of Bay City Rollers manager Tam Paton
• German teens who love “guest workers” from Italy (Bravo encourages openness)
• Rocker Peter Maffay now does “country-rock”
• West-Germany’s new “Ice Princess”, Dagmar Lurz
• Five reasons why the Scorpions do the best live show of all German bands
• Charles Bronson’s new film