Bravo 10 Nov 1977

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Sweet, Bay City Rollers and Smokie — the leading candidates for the readers’ poll for Best Band of 1977 — on the cover of Bravo of 10 November 1977. This week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Star Wars: Two robots conquer the world (see Thursday)
• Three girls with both legs on the stage: Maggie Mae, Tina York, Elfie Graf
• Tom Petty: Blonde guy with a thundersound
• Leif Garrett private
• Rosetta Stone cooking at their live shows in Germany
• How teen girl lost a leg in motorcycle crash
• Shaun Cassidy shows off his dream house
• Schlager singer Tony Holiday: From fashion designer to hitmaker

Bravo 24 July 1975 (BCR)

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The Bay City Rollers on the cover of Bravo of 24 July 1975. The speech bubble says, “Bravo has squeezed me out” (for a feature on Eric Faulkner). That week 44 weeks ago, Bravo readers read about:

• Is Elvis mortally ill?
• Britt Ekland and Rod Stewart: “We want to stay together forever”
• All about TV presenter Ilja Richter
• French actor Pierre Brice’s career in photos
• Paper Lace about their new single, “So What I I Am”

Bravo 6 October 1977

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The Bay City Rollers’ Eric Faulkner and his absurd shorts feature on the cover of Bravo of 6 October 1977. This week 41 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Whom readers voted as their most-hated singers (see below)
•  The Bay City Rollers on tour in the US
• Bravo Disco Concert in Mainz with Rosetta Stone, Bellamy Brothers, Frank Zander and, erm, The Clash
• A letter from Alfred Haase, Anni-Frid from ABBA’s father found through Bravo
• The career of Elvis Presley
• Bravo visits the graves of Presley, Dean, Hendrix, Monroe, Morrison Holly and others
• All you need to know about Status Quo
• Tina Charles and her new life

And here are Bravo readers’ most hated singers, with some pretty savage (and a few stupid) comments:

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