Smokie 1979


Smokie, with “kissograms” on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 4 October 1979


Bravo 4 October 1979


German rock singer Peter Maffay features on the cover of Bravo of 4 October 1979. This week 38 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• First photos of ABBA’s German tour (see below)
• All about John Travolta
• Introducing Nils Lofgren
• What you need to know about Clout
• Boston coming to tour in West-Germany
• Profile on South African F1 world champion Jody Scheckter
• Teenage band The Teens evicted from their practice room
• Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt private, in pics
• Profile on British group Racey
• The life of Marlon Brando



Bravo 29 June 1978


Shaun Cassidy features on the cover of Bravo of 29 June 1978. That week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• The life of Bob Dylan, presently on a tour of West-Germany
• John Travolta: Lonely and mourning the death of his great love, Diana Hyland
• Van Halen, the rock sensation from the USA
• How Elvis became the Kind of Rock & Roll
• A teenage girl talks about her rape (with good advice added)
• Reader Gabi Bruns’ trip to Hawaii to present Shaun Cassidy with Bravo’s Otto award
• The career of the Rolling Stones in pictures
• Bravo readers elect the Moped of the Year 1978. The winner: Hercules G3

Bravo 21 June 1979


Three “hot rock aunties” feature on the cover of Bravo of 21 June 1979: Leslie Knauer of Promises, Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Marion Valentino of The Dolls

This week 38 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Rock’s hottest women at as glance. Besides the three on the cover, they were Stevie Nicks, Siouxie Sioux, Alice Spring of Darling, Yvonne Lory of disco group Ganymed, Pauline Murray of Penetration, and Rita Ray of Darts.
• “Brown Pearl” (really!) Amii Stewart and her hit “Knock On Wood”
• Mick Jagger in pics
• How an abused teen landed on the street
• Disco singer Patrick Hernandez at home in Paris
• Funk-rock band Mother’s Finest
• When will Starsky & Hutch return to German TV screens?