Dschinghis Khan 1979


German band Dschinghis Khan on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 10 May 1979. The group was put together to compete with their eponymous song at the Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem. Just the place for Germans to sing about mass-murdering invader.

This idiotic song even extolled rape. “And each woman, that he liked/He took into his tent/They said, a woman who did not love him/Did not exist anywhere in the world/He fathered seven children in one night.” How was this not Donald Trump’s campaign song last year?

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