German singer Nicole features on the cover of Bravo of 19 May 1982. Nicole had just won the Eurovision Song Contest for West-Germany with her song “Ein bisschen Frieden”, a #1 in the UK as “A Little Peace”. It was not a really great week in the British Top 10.
A few weeks ago we had a family dressed in Mustang denim in 1976. Here are their descendants in Bravo of 15 April 1982 — twins Oliver and Richard Mertz, 22, who knitted the fetching jerseys and legwarmers themselves. They didn’t knit the Mustang jeans though.
English actor Lewis Collins from the TV series The Professionals on a single-page poster in Bravo of 15 April 1982. Bravo loved Lewis Collins.
Prog rockers Barclay James Harvest on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 15 April 1982. For some reason, BJH was massive in West-Germany at the time.
Austrian new wave singer Falco on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 15 April 1982. He had a hit at the time with “Der Komissar”.
Chris de Burgh on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 15 April 1982.
Shakin’ Stevens features on the cover of Bravo of 15 April 1982. This week 35 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:
• How Joan Jett got to #1 with “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”
• Barclay James Harvest’s coming Germany tour
• Victoria Principal at home
• Focus on German new wave bands Extrabreit and Hubert Kah
• Profile on Altered Images singer Clare Grogan
• The new Luis Funes movie
Mark Hamill features on the cover of Bravo of 12 February 1981. That week 36 years ago Germany’s youth read about:
• The story of Queen
• Styx on their US tour
• What to expect from Judas Priest’s German tour
• Nastassja Kinski’s new short hair
• Gossip from John Lennon’s bodyguard (“Yoko had John bewitched”)
• Sascha Hehn, star of Das Traumschiff, Germany’s TV answer to The Love Boat.
• Barbra Streisand’s career in photos
• A Bravo reader’s trip to the US to present Leif Garret with the readers’ poll trophy
German footballer Pierre Littbarski of 1. FC Köln poster on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 4 February 1982. The likable 21-year-old had two goals on his international debut for West-Germany in a 3-1 win in Austria in October 1981. Littbarski (who featured here before) came second in the readers’ poll for most popular sports star of 1981, behind Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Finishing behind the two football players were six other footballers:
3. Hansi Müller
4. Björn Borg (Tennis)
5. Toni Schumacher
6. Bernd Schuster
7. Toni Mang (Motorcycle racing)
8. Paul Breitner
9. Horst Hrubesch
10. Klaus Fischer
The women’s top ten:
1. Denise Biellmann (Figureskater)
2. Tina Riegel (Figureskater)
3. Christa Kinshofer (Skier)
4. Irene Epple (Skier)
5. Sylvia Hanika (Tennis)
6. Chris Evert (Tennis)
7. Tracy Austin (Tennis)
8. Ulrike Meyfarth (Highjumper)
9. Dagmar Lurz (Figureskater)
10. Evi Mittermaier (Skier)
Rod Stewart on a back-page poster in Bravo of 4 February 1982. Rod’s single “Young Turks” had just been released.