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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Some Old Magazines from the 80s

For this post I thought I'd dig out some of my old 1980s magazines from the loft, dust them off (atchoo!) and photograph them. So, without further ado, here they are - Sara.


Sounds magazine Nov 15th 1980 Adam Ant
Sounds magazine Nov 15th 1980 ft. Adam Ant
Published between 1970 and 1991, Sounds was a weekly pop magazine published in the UK. It was in direct competition with Melody Maker and NME and covered mostly progressive rock.

Kerrang! cover - Oct 17 1987 ft. spoof heavy metal band Bad News
Kerrang Oct 17th 1987 ft. spoof rock band Bad News.
Kerrang! wasn't a magazine that I bought regularly, but here is one of the few issues I did buy which features the spoof heavy metal band Bad News - Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson - which was created for The Comic Strips Presents... TV series on Channel 4. The first issue was a supplement in Sounds on 6th June 1981. It was then launched a monthly magazine, before becoming fortnightly, and then weekly sometime in 1987. The mag is still being published, and there is also a TV and radio station, too.


Smash Hits was a mainstream pop magazine aimed at young teenagers and pre-teens. It was published fortnightly between 1978 and 2006. The magazine was at its peak during the 1980s. The format was more light-hearted and fun than rival pop mags.
Elle Magazine March 1988
Elle magazine cover from March 1988
The Face No.64, August 1985 ft. George Michael
The Face No.64 (Aug 1985) ft. George Michael
The Face No.53, Sept 1984 featuring Prince
The Face No.53 (September 1984) ft. Prince
Smash Hits March 1986 ft. Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Smash Hits magazine March 1986 ft. Sigue Sigue Sputnik
In 1986, new wave, glam punk band Sigue Sigue Sputnik told us that they were the future of rock 'n' roll. Hmm, well after just a couple of Top 30 hit singles and a No.10 album in 1986, and one measly Top 40 hit co-produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman in 1988, in July 1989 they decided to call it a day.

No1 Magazine Dec 1985 ft. Midge Ure
No1 magazine Dec 1985 ft. Midge Ure
look-in magazine Dec 1982 - Nick Heyward
Look-In Magazine December 1982 ft. Nick Heyward
Look-In Magazine Jan 1984 ft. David Hasselhoff
Look-In January 1984 ft. David Hasselhoff
Just Seventeen Feb 1987 ft. Pepsi & Shirlie
Just Seventeen Feb 1987 ft. Pepsi and Shirlie

Cracker Jack Annual 1983 ft. Stu Francis

Okay, so this is an annual and not a magazine. "It's Friday, it's five to five and it's Crackerjack!".

Radio Times Nov 1983 ft. the five doctors and the Master.
Radio Times Nov 1983 ft. Five Doctors and the Master

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2 comments:

  1. Hi. The image on the front of Kerrang isn't Spinal Tap, it's Bad News, spoof rock band. Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson, Nigel Planer & Peter Richardson.

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    1. Many thanks for that. Darn, that's so obvious. A correction has been made and I've taken Sara off my Christmas card list - ha ha!

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