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.
The Beatles on a superposter in Bravo of 13 July 1978. The photo is from their German tour in 1966
Starsky & Hutch star Paul Michael Glaser on a back-page poster in Bravo of 13 July 1978
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…
ABBA on a superposter in Bravo of 13 July 1978.
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
The Rolling Stones on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 29 June 1978. They were having a hit at the time with “Miss You”.
Van Halen singer David Lee Roth on a single-page poster in Bravo of 29 June 1978
Bob Dylan on a superposter in Bravo of 29 June 1978
Teenybopper band Rosetta Stone on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 13 April 1978. The band, managed by Bay City Rollers svengali Tam Paton and led by BCR reject Ian Mitchell, was huge in Germany and big in Japan. Three of them were brothers.