Monday, July 18, 2011

“I hoped that people might stumble across the scans and get a kick out of reading them.”

In June 1979, a 10-year-old from Derry, Ireland, Brian McCloskey, visited some family in Northern Ireland. There, he and his mother went to a newsstand, where she bought him his first issue of Smash Hits, a cheeky London pop magazine that, among the features and reviews, printed lyrics to hit songs.


  1. I've realised that I have started looking forward to your regular postings almost as much as I used to look forward to buying Smash Hits. You are now approaching 'my era' so can't wait! Keep it up...

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  3. Another one here who looks forward and enjoys your fortnightly posting, it's good to see that you're getting the recognition that you deserve. :)