Bravo 16 July 1981

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Actress and TV presenter Desirée Nosbusch on the cover of Bravo of 16 July 1981. This week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Yoko’s revelations about John: “Was Lennon a wimp?”
• The houses where ABBA are hiding
• Désirée Nosbusch in pictures, with autograph card
• JR Ewing: The man everybody loves to hate
• New James Bond movie “In tödlicher Mission” out soon
• Hana Mandlikova, the new tennis queen
• New band Bow Wow Wow set for German TV debut
• How T. Rex invented glam rock
• Ultravox live on stage
• Quiz: Are you a true AC/DC fan
• Actress Sibylle Rauch: “Everybody knows me naked” (cue photo of Rauch with a breast exposed)

Kristy McNichol & Desirée Nosbusch 1981


Kristy McNichol and German TV/radio presenter and actress Desirée Nosbusch — two Bravo favourites — on a backpage poster in Bravo of 12 February 1981. According to the caption, the photo was taken in summer 1980 when Nosbusch visited the Little Darlings star in LA.

Both of them have featured many times in Bravo, and on this site, McNichol more times than Nosbusch.

Bravo 9 Oct 1980 (Nosbusch)

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Actress and TV personality Desirée Nosbusch on the cover of Bravo of 9 October 1980. Gentleman, avert you eyes: the girl was 15 at the time!

In that issue Germany’s youth read about English “rock-teen” band Def Leppard and Judas Prierst, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Nina Hagen on tour, all about Olivia Newton-John, and how Tanya Roberts (gorgeous and legal) landed her role on Charlie’s Angels.

And readers could vote for their favourite record cover from a selection of 20, among them Sgt Pepper’s, Aladdin Sane, Captain Fantastic, The Wailer’s lighter cover of Catch A Fire, The Mallards’ and Roxy Music’s self-titled LPs, Ummagumma, Abraxas, School’s Out and Be-Bop Deluxe’s Axe Victim.

801009 LP Covers