Bravo 9 Nov 1978

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German singer Juliane Werding on the cover of Bravo of 9 November 1978. This week 41 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• Starsky & Hutch in pics, with autograph card (see Wednesday’s post)
• Boomtown Rats: “Rodents with a bite”
• Brooke Shields in her new film, Wanda Nevada
• Interview with former Bay City Roller Leslie McKeown
• Juliane Werding’s conversion to “rock chick”
• Teen boys and girls behind bars
• Vote for your favourite group
• Peter Maffay’s early years
• Singer Jürgen Drews meets his fan clubs
• New film by Terence Hill and Bud Spencer out by Christmas
• Danish group Mabel on stage

Juliane Werding 1972

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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.

Bravo 25 March 1976

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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

Juliane Werding 1975

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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.