Rex Gildo 1962

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Singer-actor Rex Gildo on the cover of Bravo of 15 September 1962.


Bravo 1 Sep 1977 (Linda Blair)

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Exorcist actress Linda Blair features on the cover of Bravo of 1 September 1977. This week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• How Elvis rocked, published two weeks after his death (see it on Sunday)
• Joe Walsh rescued the Eagles
• Bravo readers voted BCR’s Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood “Guitarist of the Year”
• Linda Blair in The Exorcist II (her demonic vomit? Pea soup)
• Scandal: The Clash were banned from the Musikladen TV show
• Girls before court — because of a man
• Scandal over Boney M: Did they plagiarise “Ma Baker”? (see below)
• Profile of Smokie drummer Pete Spencer
• Vicky Blue, The Runaways’ new bassist
• All about actor Dick Gautier

Also check out A Life In Vinyl 1977.

And here’s the Boney M article

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Bravo 27 Aug 1981 (Charlene Tilton)

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Dallas star Charlene Tilton on the cover of Bravo of 27 August 1981. This week 38 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Profile of Police guitarist Andy Summers
• New boyfriend has changed Kristy McNichol (she wore a beard)
• Prince: Even crazier than Hendrix (coming soon)
• How pizza and ice-cream nearly cost Charlene Tilton Dallas role
• Foreigner, Iron Maiden, Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult at Nürnberg rock festival
• All about football star Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
• What to expect from Styx’s Germany tour
• Teens singer Robbie disses bandmates
• Sex ed: How boys and girls reach their orgasm
• Folk singer Georg Danzer: I fear war
• Cliff Richard strikes embarrassing rock poses

Bravo 21 Aug 1980 (Cliff Richard)

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Cliff Richard on the cover of Bravo of 21 August 1980. This week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• How ABBA are winners in business
• New era for AC/DC after Bon Scott’s death
• Errol Brown: Hot Chocolate’s friendly baldie
• Nina Hagen in New York
• Prize asshole Ted Nugent on tour in Germany
• Football star Gerd Müller at Fort Lauderdale
• Girlschool: “Four hot brides give remedial classes in hard rock”
• Introducing English rock group Korgis
• Reader Thorsten Marquardt (18) travels to LA to meet Olivia Newton-John
• Two girls on having had abortions (they regret it, apparently)

Bravo 10 August 1978 (Elvis)

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Elvis Presley features on the cover of Bravo of 10 August 1978. This week 41 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• The first anniversary of Elvis’ death
• 80,000 fans at the Dylan concert in Nürnberg
• The world premiere of the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band movie
• Bravo visits Terence Hill and Bud Spencer on set
• Babsi May, Girl of the Year 1978, meets John Travolta
• The story of The Rolling Stones
• Rosetta Stone Ian Mitchell’s affair with a German girl
• Interview with Schlager singer Jürgen Drews
• It could happen to you: Teenage girl raped on her way home