Freddie Mercury 1978


Queen singer Freddie Mercury on a single-page poster in Bravo of 9 February 1978.


Favourite sports stars 1978


The winners of the annual poll of favourite sports stars of 1977 was published in Bravo of 9 February. Footballer Hansi Müller, a previous Bravo Boy of the Year finalist, came in straight at number 3.

The men’s Top 10:
1 Sepp Maier (football, West-Germany)
2 Klaus Fischer (football, West-Germany)
3 Hansi Müller (football, West-Germany)
4 Dietrich Thurau (cycling, West-Germany)
5 Dieter Müller (football, West-Germany)
6 Kevin Keegan (football, England)
7 Gerd Müller (football, West-Germany)
8 Rainer Bonhof (football, West-Germany)
9 Alwin Schockemöhle (horse jumping, West-Germany
10 Franz Klammer (downhill ski, Austria)

And the women’s Top 10:
1 Annegret Richter (sprint, West-Germany)
2 Dagmar Lurz (figure skating, West-Germany)
3 Evi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
4 Christa Zechmaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
5 Pamela Behr (downhill ski, West-Germany)
6 Rosi Mittermaier (downhill ski, West-Germany)
7 Ellen Wellmann (middle-distance runner, West-Germany)
8 Rosemarie Ackermann (high jump, East-Germany)
9 Brigitte Holzapfel (high jump, West-Germany)
10 Eva Wilms (shot-put, West-Germany)

Here’s the men’s category winner, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sepp Maier


Bravo 9 Feb 1978 (Amanda Lear)


Disco singer Amanda Lear features on the cover of Bravo of 9 February 1978. This week 41 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• The crazy live show of Kiss
• Interview with Amanda Lear
• Elvis’ Jailhouse Rock returns to German cinema screens
• Leif Garrett’s tough childhood
• All about Freddie Mercury
• Boney M’s Bobby Farrell may only dance
• Sex ed: Masturbation – yes or no?
• Smokie’s plans for a Germany tour
• Introducing Ultravox singer John Foxx
• New in cinemas: Strange Encounters of the third Kind
• Bravo readers’ favourite sports stars (coming Saturday)