Bravo cover 27 Dec 1972


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?


Bravo 25 March 1976


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

75-01-09 Juliane Werding SP

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.