Pierre Brice as Karl May’s Winnetou and former Bravo Girl of the Year Christiane Gött on a single-page poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977. Gött had landed a role in the open-air performance of the Winnetou play in Elspe, alongside Brice. Of course, everybody knew that the open-air lay in Bad Segeberg was always superior.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 17 March 1977. There’s some good stuff in the international charts (ELO, ABBA, Boston, Queen etc). But the killer track is on top of the German charts.
Singer David Dundas features on an ad for Mustang jeans in Bravo of 17 March 1977. The ad announces a competition: Write funny German lyrics to Dundas’ big hit “Jeans On”. The winner gets a golden record. Ten runners-up get a weekend in London.
A four-page feature on Boney. M, in the charts at the rime with their disco version of “Sunny”.
Bay City Rollers, with new (and soon ex-) member Pat McGlynn on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977.
Sophia Loren on a single-page poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977. It accompanied an article on 16-year-old trainee hairdresser Petra Hünerfeld presenting the Golden Otto, for most popular actress of 1976, to the Italian actress in Rome.
Sweet on the cover of Bravo of 17 March 1977. This week 42 years ago Germany’s youth read about:
• All you must know about Boney M.
• Brian Connolly on changes in Sweet’s sound and image
• Nastassja Kinski’s role as teacher-seductress on TV’s Tatort
• Susan Dey in her new TV series Love Me, Love Me Not
• Pat McGlynn is the new Bay City Roller
• Manfred Mann’s Earth Band on tour
• Spanish singer Jeanette, and her hit “Porque Te Vas”.
• Bravo reader presents Otto trophy to Sophia Loren
• Eddie & the Hot Rods live: “A hot punk night”
• Introducing the Beatles Revival Band
• Slik and their new live show
• Comedian Frank Zander’s stage show
• Ex-Bravo Girl of the Year plays a role in Winnetou play at Elspe
• Raymond Harmstorf and Franco Nero in TV’s new hit, Wolfsblut
Blondie’s Debbie Harry on a single-page poster in Bravo of 22 December 1977. Blondie were coming to Germany for the first time to promote their debut singe “X-Offender”. I was 121 when I bought it; I don’t think I’d ever been turned on more before than by Debbie’s spoken intro; even if I couldn’t quite understand what she was saying.
Here’s the report that went with the poster:
Ken Hensley of Uriah Heep on the backpage poster in Bravo of 22 December 1977. For some reason, the Heep’s 1971 song “Lady In Black” was becoming a hit again. Here they are performing (well, miming) it on the German Disco 77 show. See David Bowie’s old bassist Trevor Boulder at right-back.
Swedish singer Siw Inger on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 22 December 1977.