Bravo 1 Sep 1977 (Linda Blair)

770901 Bravo Cover (Linda Blair)

Exorcist actress Linda Blair features on the cover of Bravo of 1 September 1977. This week 42 years ago, Germany’s youth read about:

• How Elvis rocked, published two weeks after his death (see it on Sunday)
• Joe Walsh rescued the Eagles
• Bravo readers voted BCR’s Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood “Guitarist of the Year”
• Linda Blair in The Exorcist II (her demonic vomit? Pea soup)
• Scandal: The Clash were banned from the Musikladen TV show
• Girls before court — because of a man
• Scandal over Boney M: Did they plagiarise “Ma Baker”? (see below)
• Profile of Smokie drummer Pete Spencer
• Vicky Blue, The Runaways’ new bassist
• All about actor Dick Gautier

Also check out A Life In Vinyl 1977.

And here’s the Boney M article

770901 Boney M


Bravo 2 Jan 1976 (Linda Blair)


The cover of Bravo of 2 January 1976, featuring actress Linda Blair.

In this issue Bravo ran a profile on Blair as the first part in a series on teenage movie stars (the week after it was Tatum O’Neal), promised that 1976 would become Smokie’s big year, warned readers about the consequences of shoplifting, pictured Freddie Mercury in hot pants, offered a glimpse into he private life of Sweet’s Andy Scott, reported on the overnight success of actress Deborah Raffin (later a pioneer in audiobooks), and got Schlager singer Jürgen Markus to tell his favourite jokes (few of them very funny).