Tom Petty 1977

771110 Tom Pettty

Rock musician Tom Petty on a single-page poster in Bravo of 10 November 1977. He was the “blonde with the thundersound”, apparently.

Bravo 10 Nov 1977

771110 Bravo cover

Sweet, Bay City Rollers and Smokie — the leading candidates for the readers’ poll for Best Band of 1977 — on the cover of Bravo of 10 November 1977. This week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Star Wars: Two robots conquer the world (see Thursday)
• Three girls with both legs on the stage: Maggie Mae, Tina York, Elfie Graf
• Tom Petty: Blonde guy with a thundersound
• Leif Garrett private
• Rosetta Stone cooking at their live shows in Germany
• How teen girl lost a leg in motorcycle crash
• Shaun Cassidy shows off his dream house
• Schlager singer Tony Holiday: From fashion designer to hitmaker

Taxi 1977

770901 Taxi

English BCR-clones Taxi on the back-page poster of Bravo of 1 September 1977. The band — Paul DeBiase, Ross Burgess, Phil Polcaro,  Joe DeBiase and Pasquale Polcaro — were heavily marketed to German audiences, with their debut LP selling at a heavily discounted price, basically the price of a single. That way they sold several ten thousands records.They released four albums before they were parked in a garage, never trio be seen again.