Suzi Quatro and Smokie’s permed singer Chris Norman on a centrespread poster in Bravo of 23 November 1978. The RAK label mates were having a hit with “Stumblin’ In”, a song whose single I bought, then hated, and lately discovered I rather like (still, it didn’t make A Life In Vinyl 1978).
The poster’s photo was taken during their performance on the Disco ’78 TV show. Suzi is quite adorable here.
Smokie on a centre-spread poster in Bravo 27 October 1977. Their hit at the time was a rather horrible reggae-tinged thing called “It’s Your Life”.
Nastassja Kinski features on the Bravo cover page of 26 May 1977. Inside was a double-page spread of black & white photos of Kinski, still a teenager, including a full-frontal nude photo from a movie.
On other pages, the excellent sex-ed guy Dr Korff discussed “friendship with sex”, and Bravo began a new “Starschnitt”; over several weeks you’d collect pieces of what would become a life-size poster of the featured subject, in this case Smokie.
Smokie on a double-spread poster in Bravo of 28 January 1978 to matk their victory in the readers’ poll for favourite band for 1977. Yes, Smokie!