Bravo 10 May 1979 (Blondie)


Debbie Harry features on the cover of Bravo of 10 May 1979. That week 38 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• ABBA’s Björn and Agnetha deny rumours of affairs after their divorce
• How Leslie McKeown got beaten up by his fellow Bay City Rollers
• The life of Liz Taylor (“She was the world’s most beautiful woman”)
• Introducing French pianist Richard Clayderman
• The story of a teenage heroin addict
• Eurovision Song Contest winners Milk & Honey from Israel
• Dire Straits on their Germany tour
• Schlager singer Juliane Werding’s trip to India in text and pics

Bravo 20 April 1981


Actress Natja Brunckhorst as heroin addict “Christiane F” on the cover of Bravo of 30 April 1981. This week 36 years ago Germany’s youth read about:

• Youths’ views for and against the Christiane F movie, Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
• Crazy scenes on the spot of John Lennon’s murder

• A Bravo reader’s visit to Olivia Newton-John
• Rock groups Slade, April Wine and Krokus on their Germany tours
• Toyah: “Britain’s most colourful rock lady”
• The story of “wild rocker” Jerry Lee Lewis
• The world-record holder in Rubric’s Cube (it is, as you knew, Jury Fröschl from Munich)

Bravo 24 April 1975


Shaun Cassidy features on the cover of Bravo 24 April 1975. That week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Bravo’s exclusive interview with John Lennon
• Shaun Cassidy’s private life
• West Germany’s football captain Franz Beckenbauer
• Barbra Streisand’s new film, Funny Girl sequel Funny Lady
• The premiere of The Who’s rock opera Tommy
• All about “Kojak” Telly Savalas
• Suzi Quatro in pictures
• Everything you need to know about the Bay City Rollers

Bravo 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

Bravo 13 April 1978 (Elvis)


A very unflattering picture of Elvis features on the cover of Bravo of 13 April 1978. What were they thinking?

This week 39 years ago Germany’s youth read about:
• Bravo’s visit to Elvis’ grave
• A film about the mysterious life of Amanda Lear
• How Star Wars made a star of young(ish) Harrison Ford
• All about Vader Abraham and his Smurfs
• The Ramones member from Berlin
• Uriah Heep’s Germany tour
• David Cassidy mourns the death of his dog (which had appeared in many publicity shots of him)