Grease 1978

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John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John in Grease on a single-page poster in Bravo of 27 July 1978, a couple of months before the film came out in West-Germany. The article going with the poster asked whether Travolta and Livvy were in love. Put it like this: she wasn’t the type that he wants…

Bravo 3 May 1978 (John Travolta)


John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever pose on the cover of Bravo of 3 May 1978. This week 41 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Queen’s four-city tour of West-Germany
• Terence Hill and his greatest roles
• All about star Saturday Night Fever John Travolta
• German fans cheered for Kansas support act Cheap Trick
• The new singing sensation: Kate Bush
• How Swedish singer Siw Inger nearly died
• Ken Hensley, the boss of Uriah Heep
• The Bay City Rollers in private
• Introducing teenybopper band The Teens
• Louis de Funès’ new comedy
• Ute Kittelberger’s life after marrying singer Bernd Clüver
• Bravo at a LA music festival featuring Aerosmith, Santana, Heart, Foreigner, Scumbag Nugent, Stevie Nicks with Mick Fleetwood, Bob Welch, and Dave Mason before 300,000 people

Bravo 11 April 1979


John Travolta features on the cover of Bravo of 11 April 1979. This week 40 years ago [GULP!], Germany’s youth read about:

• John Travolta’s secret hideaway
• New on German TV: Charlie’s Angels
• What’s new with Blondie
• Earth, Wind & Fire’s flying bassist
• Bud Spencer in pics, with autograph card
• The Bay City Rollers new stage outfits
• Why Israel’s entry “Halelujah” won the Eurovision  Song Context (because peace)
• How Marilyn Monroe became a film goddess
• Sex ed: The first time
• Schlager singer Jürgen Drews’ secret USA trip

Bravo 23 May 1979


John Travolta features on the cover of Bravo of 23 May 1979. That week 39 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Interview with Blondie’s Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein
• John Travolta’s show Welcome Back, Kotter finally to come to German TV
• The highlights of Kate Bush’s new concert show
• Amanda Lear’s wars with the press
• Focus on Kate Jackson of Charlie’s Angels
• British band Sniff’n’ the Tears
• The new ’50s revival comedy movie Eis am Stiel (Lemon Popsicle in the US)
• Rock singer Udo Lindenberg in pics with autograph card
• This year’s F1 drivers and their cars
• Footballer Kevin Keegan’s new single, “Head Over Heels”
• The Sparks make a comeback
• Rollerskating: What you need