Bravo 13 March 1980


German punk singer Nina Hagen features on the cover of Bravo of 13 March 1980. That week 37 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Pink Floyd in concert
• The rehearsals for Nina Hagen’s “Anarchy in Germany” tour (she’s nothing if not totally original)
• AC/DC in pictures, with autograph card (to come tomorrow)
• All about ABBA in a “mini magazine” (to come on Friday)
• A report on the movie Mad Max
• Pat Benatar, the opera-trained “rock-tigress”
• How heroin rots away your teeth, nose and feet
• A profile of English footballer Tony Woodcock, who had just signed to FC Cologne.

• The words of a trio of German music TV show presenters (Thomas Gottschalk, Frank Laufenberg, Manfred Sexauer) doing a German version of “Rapper’s Delight” with that new-fangled “rap” music — Germany’s first rap single. Video of that disaster below:

Bravo 10 Jan 1980 (Kristy McNichol)


Kristy McNichol features, not for the first time, on the cover of Bravo cover, in the issue of January 1980. In that issue:

• Kristy McNichol told Bravo that she didn’t yet have as steady boyfriend (later we would learn that boyfriends weren’t Kristy’s thing),

• pupils were surveyed whether they cheat at school and how they do it (one girl in Düsseldorf had a famous artist do her art homework; she got the equivalent of an F for it),

• Bravo warned that drugs can be lethal, and why,

• Bravo interviewed the beautiful actress Olivia Pascal who says she was an ugly duckling at school (poster of Pascal tomorrow)

• Robert Palmer talked about his career and family,

• Racist movie Gone With The Wind featured as a photo-novel series