Thursday, December 25, 2014

Smash Hits Yearbook 1985

Smash Hits Yearbook 1985

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20, 1984 - January 2, 1985

Smash Hits, December 20, 1984

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Cover: Julian Lennon, John Taylor
Centrespread: Duran Duran
Back cover: Wham!
Lyrics: Thank God It's Christmas - Queen; Soul Deep - Council Collective; Everything She Wants - Wham!; Nellie The Elephant - Toy Dolls; Another Rock And Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter
Bitz: Paul Young, "The Secret Of Association", Laurie Latham; Michael Jackson, The Jacksons; Council Collective: Paul Weller, Mick Talbot, Dee C. Lee, Vaughn Toulouse, Junior Giscombe, Jimmy Ruffin; Martyn Ware; Thompson Twins, Band Aid; Matt Bianco, Breekout Krew; Slade, "Merry Xmas Everybody", Roy Wood and Wizzard, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day", Dan Fogelberg, "Some Auld Lang Syne", Perry Como, "Christmas Dream", Neil Diamond, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas", Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, "Christmas Without You", Tony Jackson, "Snowy White Christmas", Terry King, "Stay With Me For Christmas", Marie-Anne Emmanuel, "Merry Christmas And Happy New Year", Eden Perry, "Christmas Elvis Presley Style", Father Christmas, "It's Christmas", Jingle Belles, "Christmas Spectre (Medley)", Krankies, "Hand In Hand At Christmas", Giant Haystacks, "It's OK For Santa", Bonnie Langford, "Just One Kiss"; "Gremlins", "Ghostbusters", "Give My Regards To Broad Street"; Thompson Twins, "Into The Gap - Live"; "20 Reggae Classics Volume 2", Trojan Records; Hamish the Frog, Ian the Frog, Keith the Frog, "We All Stand Together"; "Slade: Feel The Noize" - Chris Charlesworth, "Def Leppard: An Illustrated Biography" - Chris Welch, "Joy Division + New Order: Pleasure and Wayward Distractions" - Brian Edge, "Break Dancing" - Lucy Blandford, "Judas Priest HM Photo Book", "Judas Priest Heavy Duty" - Steve Gett; "Saturday Superstore Replay Selection Volume 2": Depeche Mode, Paul Young, Ultravox, Special AKA, Shakin' Stevens, Matt Bianco Bluebells, Wham!, Musical Youth, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones
Other: Pop Quiz: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet; Readers' Poll results

Saturday, December 6, 2014

December 6 - 19, 1984

Smash Hits, December 06, 1984

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Cover: Strawberry Switchblade
Centrespread: Annie Lennox
Back cover: David Bowie
Interviews: Culture Club; Slade; Nik Kershaw; Band Aid; Strawberry Switchblade; Bananarama; Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Lyrics: September Song - Ian McCulloch; Invisible - Alison Moyet; It Ain't Necessarily So - Bronski Beat; Tonight - David Bowie; Everything Must Change - Paul Young; We All Stand Together - Paul McCartney & the Chorus of Frogs; Fresh - Kool & the Gang; Riddle Me - UB40; Round And Round - Spandau Ballet; One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head; Do They Know It's Christmas?- Band Aid; Lay Your Hands On Me - Thompson Twins; Since Yesterday - Strawberry Switchblade; Private Dancer - Tina Turner; Who's That Girl - Flying Pickets; Love Light In Flight - Stevie Wonder; Where The Rose Is Sown - Big Country; Last Christmas - Wham!; The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Personal File: Steve Wright
Bitz: Michael Jackson; Other People: David Ball, Gini, Andy Astle, "Have A Nice Day"; "Now That's What I Call Music Four"; Dream Team, "Floy Joy", "Boy George"; Japan, "Exorcising Ghosts", "Life Without Buildings", "A Foreign Place"; "1984", Eurythmics, Dominic Muldowney, Michael Radford; Status Quo, "12 Gold Bars Volume 2", John Shearlaw, "Again And Again", "End Of The Road '84"; Nick Rhodes, "Interference"; Nik Kershaw, Thor, Half Pint Hog, Hogg, Sarah George; "Metropolis", Giorgio Moroder, Bonnie Tyler, Loverboy, Freddie Mercury, "Love Kills"; Flying Pickets, Eurythmics, "Who's That Girl?"; Kate Robbins, "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are", Kate Robbins, Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre; "Sex & Drugs & Rock 'N' Roll", David Bowie, Sid Vicious, Hugh Cornwell; Gary Glitter, Kid Creole, Mick Jagger, Holly Johnson, Adam Ant, Simon Le Bon; New Model Army, Nigel Norton; Ultravox; The Great Rock 'N' Roll Sale, Spandau Ballet, Nik Kershaw, David Bowie; Aztec Camera, Sir Archie Price; Howard Jones, "The 12" Album"
Single reviews (Lesley White): The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood; Invisible - Alison Moyet; You Might Think - Cars; No Mercy - Stranglers; Where The Rose Is Sown - Big Country; Nowhere Fast - Meat Loaf; Shout - Tears For Fears; Riddle Me - UB40; Baby Love - Winston Reedy; Out Of My Reach - Echo Make; Last Christmas - Wham!; Round And Round - Spandau Ballet; The Anchor - Swans Way; Lay Your Hands On Me - Thompson Twins; So Near To Christmas - Alvin Stardust / Another Rock And Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter; Christmas Catalogue - Captain Sensible; Valotte - Julian Lennon; Trouble - Rod Stewart; The Touch - Kim Wilde; Love Light In Flight - Stevie Wonder; Tenderness Is A Weakness - Marc Almond

Monday, December 1, 2014

Woolworth Christmas Special 1984

Smash Hits Woolworth Christmas Special 1984

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