The New Issue of Classic Pop Magazine Is On Sale Now!

The new issue of Classic Pop magazine is on sale now and this month we’ve got an amazing issue featuring Madness, Barry Gibb, & The Cure… Gracing our cover is Madness frontman Suggs, who’s on feisty form in our exclusive interview. “National treasures? No thanks!” he tells John Earls as the band prepare to release [...]

Another 991.com Buying Day

On Saturday August 20th the 991.com buyers are holding another buying day in London, this is a great opportunity to get your vinyl record collections assessed and evaluated. Read below for more info… On Saturday the 20th August 2016, the 991.com buyers will be holding another buying day at Sohost, 8 Berwick Street, Soho, London [...]

Pre-Order Now! Classic Pop presents Michael Jackson special edition

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In this special edition 132-page magazine, we turn our attention to Michael Jackson – the undisputed King Of Pop – and examine his astronomical career decade by decade from his early days alongside his brothers in The Jackson 5 right through to his turbulent final years and the ill-fated ‘This Is It’ shows that were [...]

Dead or Alive Boxset Revealed

An exciting day for Dead or Alive fans as this remarkable new boxset is announced featuring the complete archive of the band’s career. The Sophisticated Boom Box MMXVI boxset has been personally curated by Pete Burns and Steve Hoy and features a whopping 8 studio albums which boast brand new artwork, as well as that we [...]

Lost & Found: Mainframe – 5 Minutes

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Purveyors of some of the finest cult electro-pop you may never have heard, Mainframe were notable in part for their use of (and their involvement in the development of) the Greengate DS:3 digital sampler. Yet the writing on 5 Minutes was just as forward-looking. Beginning with a battering of samples, the track is as accessible [...]

WIN! 5 x copies of Demon’s new 3CD release Twelve Inch Eighties: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You

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Twelve Inch Eighties is the successful 3CD range by Crimson Productions, compiling extended alternate mixes of some of the biggest hit singles of the decade. These carefully selected titles will bring together the finest Eighties pop, dance and disco, amongst other genres, in all their full 12” single glory. For our first competition we have [...]

WIN! 5 x Demon’s 3CD release Twelve Inch Eighties: Let’s Groove

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And we’re not finished yet – we have some copies of another of the 3CD range by Crimson Productions up for grabs! Twelve Inch Eighties: Let’s Groove compiles extended alternate mixes of some of the biggest hit singles of the Eighties, but this one offers a dip into the disco scene. These extended hits will [...]

Win! 5x sets of erasure albums

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BMG is celebrating the 30th anniversary of one of the UK’s most extraordinary and adored partnerships in pop, Andy Bell and Vince Clarke of Erasure. This year the band’s classic albums are being released on 180g heavy-weight vinyl. We have five sets of five albums to give away – namely Other People’s Songs, Union Street, [...]

On This Day: 1987 – MTV Europe

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On this day in 1987, MTV Europe makes its debut. MTV Europe launched on 1 August 1987 from Amsterdam, Netherlands with a live performance from Elton John and was transmitted from AirTV in Camden Town, London. With similar tongue-in-cheek humour as the 1981 launch of MTV in the U.S. (where the first video was the Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles), the first video shown [...]

One Hit Wonder: Timbuk3 – The Future’s Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

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Husband and wife duo Timbuk3’s 1986 debut single The Future’s So Bright… is something of a pop anomaly (with an equally oddball part-animated video). What right did a twanging Fifties styled rock’n’roll tune – that had more in common with Link Wray than any of the synthpop that surrounded it – have to (almost) claw [...]