ABBA 1979

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The members of ABBA featured in a series of four superposters in issues of the Swiss-German pop magazine between October and November 1979.

ABBA 1979

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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)

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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

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Bravo 13 Dec 1979 (ABBA)

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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

Bravo 2 April 1981 (ABBA)

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ABBA feature on the cover of Bravo of 2 April 1981. This week 37 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• ABBA’s Benny recalls how it all began
• Midge Ure’s Ultravox have a hit (it means nothing to me!)
• Brian Johnson: How everything’s going with AC/DC
• Status Quo: Will this be their last tour? (no)
• A visit to Cliff Richard in Sheffield
• How Tatum O’Neal is making a fool of Leif Garrett
• The best thriller currently on screen: Dressed To Kill
• The stars of the wild Rock & Roll years
• Eurovision Song Contest line-up (#14, the UK’s Bucks Fizz, win)
• The Bay City Rollers’ attempted comeback
• Kristy McNichol’s pet monkey
• Maywood: the “disco sisters”
• Latest 50cc motorbikes reviewed