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
Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 14 October 1976. More Bay City Rollers posters.
Bay City Rollers guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood on a cenrespread poster in Bravo of 1 September 1977. Bravo readers had voted Woody “Best Guitarist”. A well-deserved honour I’m sure…
Eric Faulkner of the Bay City Rollers on a single-page poster which formed part of a series of BCR portraits in Bravo of 24 July 1975.
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”
The Bay City Rollers, doing silly things with neckties, on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 3 May 1978.
The Bay City Rollers, now with Duncan Faure in place of Leslie McKeown, model their new, latest fashion stage outfits in Bravo of 11 April 1979. The hideous 1980s can’t be far off.
Bay City Rollers, with new (and soon ex-) member Pat McGlynn on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 17 March 1977.
The Bay City Rollers on a life-size Starschnitt poster that ran from October to December 1975. Below the pieces that were in the issue of 20 November 1975.
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: