A very unflattering picture of Elvis features on the cover of Bravo of 13 April 1978. What were they thinking?
This week 39 years ago Germany’s youth read about:
• Bravo’s visit to Elvis’ grave
• A film about the mysterious life of Amanda Lear
• How Star Wars made a star of young(ish) Harrison Ford
• All about Vader Abraham and his Smurfs
• The Ramones member from Berlin
• Uriah Heep’s Germany tour
• David Cassidy mourns the death of his dog (which had appeared in many publicity shots of him)
Elvis Presley on the cover of Bravo of 11 January 1971
Elvis features on the cover of Bravo of 29 November 1979.
This week Germany’s youth got an autograph card of Debby Harry with her kiss. That’s reason enough to buy that issue.
Other stuff in that edition: Shaun Cassidy meet German teen group The Teens (whose name did not really promise an infinite career), young TV & radio presenter Desirée Nosbusch at home and at work at Radio Luxembourg, the romantic life of Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jeff Lynne the ELO “dictator”, on tour with Racey, Brooke Shields in the film Tilt, and the “most beautiful” photos of Elvis.
Elvis is pictured in the Bravo Posters magazine of November 1973. Did that trouser split?
Elvis Presley: Centre-spread poster in Bravo 4 November 1982
The photo is from Jailhouse Rock; the poster features the movie’s German title, which translates “Rhythm Behind Bars”.
Elvis Presley on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 8 September 1977. I practised to copy his signature on the poster, briefly considering a criminal career as a trader in home-forged autographs. But sometimes dreams just don’t come true.
Elvis on a superposter in Bravo of 24 August 1978, a week after the first anniversary of his death.
Elvis on a superposter in Bravo of 12 July 1979. The poster coincided with a new series on Presley’s life.
Bravo cover of 12 July 1979
Elvis Presley on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 29 January 1975.
Elvis was about to have a minor hit in West-Germany with “Promised Land”.