Sunday, December 23, 2012

December 23, 1982 - January 5, 1983

Smash Hits, December 23, 1982

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Tears For Fears
Centrespread: Wham
Back cover: Bucks Fizz
Interviews: Tears For Fears; Madness; Culture Club
Lyrics: You Can't Hurry Love - Phil Collins; Party Party - Elvis Costello; Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie and Bing Crosby; Heartache Avenue - Maisonettes; Melt! - Siouxsie & the Banshees; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter - Barry Manilow; In And Out - Willie Hutch; I Confess - The Beat; Friends - Shalamar; I Feel Love - Donna Summer; Under Attack - Abba; Wish I Could Write A Love Song - Chas And Dave
Start: personal file - Grandmaster Flash; Anti-Nowhere League, "For You", Rusty Egan, Animal, Winston, Magoo, P.J.; The Jam; "Take The City With You" cassette; Special A.K.A. - Egidio Newton, John Shipley, John Bradbury, Stan Campbell, Jerry Dammers, Rhoda Dakar, Gary McManus, John Taylor; One The Juggler: Rocco, Lushi, Steve Nichols, Colin Mindon
Bitz: all time top ten - Mike Score; Dollar; Leee John in Doctor Who; Sam Hodgkin quits King Trigger; "Ghosts Of Christmas Past (Remake)": Les Disques Du Crepuscule - Pale Fountains, Cabaret Voltaire, Aztec Camera, Paul Haig, French Impressionists; Tracie Young, Paul Weller; Tony Hadley, Toyah, Kim Wilde, Helen O'Hara, Alf, Boy George, Captain Sensible; David Byrne to produce Fun Boy Three; Thomas Dolby, "She Blinded Me With Science", "Magic Wand", Jalil, Ecstasy, "Rapped Upright" (Sugar Hill Records), Sugar Hill Gang, Candi Staton, Funky Four, Wayne And Charlie, Grandmaster Flash, Melly Mell and Duke Bootee; Stranglers, "European Female"
Nights Out: The Jam - last gig in London; Marc And The Mambas
Other: 1982 Readers Poll results

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