Teenage singer Juliane Werding on the cover of Bravo of 21 June 1972., Werding was 16 when she had a hit with a German version of “The Night They Drive Old Dixie Down”, restyled “Am Tag als Conny Cramer starb”, a song about a guy who dies of a drug overdose.
German Schlager singer Juliane Werding on a back-page poster in Bravo of 27 April 1978. She had a new single out. Werding has featured a few times before here.
The cover of Bravo of 27 December 1972. Bravo asks who the break-out stars of 1972 were. (from left) Caucasian Michael Jackson? David Bowie? Juliane Werding? Jürgen Marcus? A Yeti? Gilbert O’Sullivan?
German singer Juliane Werding wonders where her clothes are in the Bravo Posters magazine of April 1974.
German singer Juliane Werding features on the cover of Bravo of 25 March 1976. This is what Germany’s youth read about this week 41 years ago:
• Paul McCartney profile, including his love-hate relationship with John Lennon
• Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (or Hundstage)
• Swedish singer Harpo at home
• What Juliane Werding has acquired, “besides a few pounds”
• David Cassidy’s surprise visit to Bravo’s London office
• Profile of young footballer Ronald Worm
German singer Juliane Werding on a single-page poster in Bravo of 9 January 1975.
I don’t often feature German singers, and this poster goes up because I think it looks good. Werding had scored a million-selling hit in 1972 as a teenager with Am Tag, als Conny Kramer starb, a German version of “The Day They Drive Old Dixie Down” (her take was an anti-drug song, apparently based on the overdose of a friend). For a while she had no hits, as she finished her schooling. In late 1975 she struck gold with a rather good German country song, “Wenn du denkst, du denkst, dann denkst du nur, du denkst”. She fell out with her producer and for a while had no hits.
She established herself as a regular presence in the charts in the 1980s, at first with German covers of songs by Sally Oldfield and Nik Kershaw. She retired in 2009 to work as a healing practitioner.