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:
Bay City Rollers singer Leslie McKeown on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 5 October 1978.
The Bay City Rollers on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 20 July 1978. With it, Bravo ran a report of the “funniest” scenes from the Rollers’ (short-lived) TV show in the USA. Judging from the photos it must have suffered a serious lack of hiliarity.
The Bay City Rollers, by now without Alan Longmuir or his short-lived replacements, on a superposter in Bravo of 30 June 1977.
R.I.P. Alan Longmuir, co-founder and bassist of the Bay City Rollers. Seen here on the cover of Bravo of 8 April 1976.
Here’s my revisionist defence of the Bay City Rollers.
The Bay City Rollers with autographs on a superposter in Bravo of 8 April 1976.
The Bay City Rollers on a superposter in Bravo of 22 September 1977. They had just released their It’s A Game LP, and released their best single, You Made Me Believe In Magic.
On the reverse of the poster was James Dean; it was a tough choice for 11-year-old me, but I put up the BCR poster.
The Bay City Rollers on a superposter in Bravo of 25 August 1975
The Bay City Rollers in a 5-part portrait series. In the issue of 31 July 1975, the fourth instalment was published with Derek Longmuir’s poster.
The Bay City Rollers, with new member Pat McGlynn (second from right), on a poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977. McGlynn lasted for only a couple of months.