John Lennon with a French flag on the cover of Bravo of 30 May 1966. The headline, based on a horoscope, asks: “Is John leaving The Beatles”? (Answer; not yet. First he’ll meet Yoko, when Mars is in the moon of two Virgos, and then…oh, you know how it ends)
John Lennon & Paul McCartney on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 27 April 1966.
John Lennon features on the cover of Bravo of 29 May 1964. The back-page poster follows later today.
John Lennon features on a rare wrap-around cover of Bravo of 24 January 1966.
John Lennon features on the cover of a Bravo in 21 August 1967
John Lennon and fan paraphernalia on a superposter in Bravo of 30 April 1981. The grief over Lennon’s murder five months earlier was still great.
The Beatles feature on the cover of Bravo of 23 December 1980. It was the first issue after the murder of John Lennon that Bravo could include coverage of that sad event (see below).
That Christmas week 36 years Germany’s youth read about
• AC/DC’s new stage show
• John Denver on The Muppets (which was to be broadcast in Germany on 26 December)
• “Rock Djangos” Motörhead
• The “white negro” Eric Burdon
• Leif Garrett’s unlucky love life
• A stage invasion at a UK Subs gig in Berlin.
Below the “This was John Lennon” article.
John Lennon on a centre-spread poster in Bravo of 2 December 1982, to mark the second anniversary of his murder.
John Lennon was the third in a four-part series double-page spread portrait posters of the Beatles, which glued together formed a large Beatles poster. This poster appeared in the Bravo of 4 January 1979. Ringo’s poster follows tomorrow.
John Lennon on a super-sized poster in Bravo of 17 December 1980, obviously to mark his murder just over a week earlier. The photo was the result of an exclusive shoot for Bravo; a colour version featured in Bravo’s special Bravo Poster magazine in 1974.