Abba Starschnitt 1978

780112 ABBA Starschnittteil

The last three parts of the life-size ABBA Starschnitt in Bravo of 12 January 1978: Agnetha’s face, a bit of her hair, and the top of Benny’s head

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ABBA 1979

790726 POP Cover (ABBA)

ABBA on the cover of Germany’s pop magazine of 26 July 1979. Along with Rocky magazine, pop was Bravo’s big rival. With an insert of Germany’s edition of Melody Maker (with the UK original which the content had little in common), pop had more news and album reviews than Bravo, and covered a broader spread of acts it would cover. Rocky and pop merged in 1980, but didn’t last long beyond that.

Bravo 28 June 1979 (Agnetha)


ABBA’s Agnetha features in a rather unflattering photo on the cover of Bravo of 28 June 1979. This week 40 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• ABBA’s Agnetha and Björn and their new partners (see below)
• John Tavolta is filming a new movie, Urban Cowboy
• Steven Tyler: The wild one of Aerosmith
• Who’s behind “Pop Muzik” band M?
• Bravo recalls Woodstock (why two months before the 10th anniversary?)
• Sex ed: Love (well, sex) during the holidays
• The Teens answer readers’ questions
• How German teens dress up for The Rocky Horror Picture Show
• The private life of Swiss singer Paola in pictures
• The Rubettes make a comeback


Bravo 13 Dec 1979 (ABBA)


ABBA feature on the cover of Bravo of 13 December 1979. This week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Donna Summer: From Cinderella to Disco Queen
• ABBA’s Björn presents his new girlfriend
• Italian singer Alan Sorrenti
• Bravo remembers actor Gary Cooper
• The new Terence Hill & Bud Spencer (they’re in Africa now)
• Pop group Promises at home
• REO Speedwagon’s tour of Germany
• Footballer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge interviewed