Plastic Bertrand 1978

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Belgian singer Plastic Bertrand, the son of Dot Cotton and Joe Hart*, on a single-page poster in Bravo of 13 July 1978. He had a big hit with “Ca Plane Pour Moi”. Three decades later it was revealed that he only mimed to somebody else’s voice.

* ask a friend from the UK.

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Sweet 1978

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Sweet on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 13 July 1978. They had changed their look to in a bid to be taken serious as a rock band. Andy Scitt went for the dad beard, Mick Tucker cut his hair like a mom, and Steve Priest got a footballer’s perm because he just didn’t have a clue what to do…

Bravo 13 July 1978

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Amanda Lear features on the cover of Bravo of 13 July 1978. That week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Bob Dylan’s mega concert in Nuremburg. Closing number: “Forever Young”
• Amanda Lear’s show at the “Bravo Disco” concert in Dortmund
• ABBA reveal 10 “secrets”
• The highlights of Sweet’s 10-year career
• How The Beatles filmed their movies
• Jethro Tull in concert
• Introducing Plastic Bertrand
• Seven new music-films: F.M., The Wiz, Hair, Thank God It’s Friday, Sgt Pepper’s,  Hanging On A Star, and The Buddy Holly Story