John Lennon 1966

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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)

Bravo 23 December 1980 (Beatles)

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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.

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