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The Return of Tom

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Classic Pop readers were out in force a couple of weeks ago for the return to the stage – after 27 years – of Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey. In advance of his US tour, he played an intimate club date at Sub 89 in Reading for a crowd that included our 15 competition winners and [...]

Glamping with Podpads

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Classic Pop absorbed the full Rewind North experience by camping, or rather glamping, for two nights under the stars (or rather the clouds) of Cheshire. Our glamping facilities were provided by Podads with one of their circus-style teepees. But the best parts of their in-the-field accommodation were by far the simplest: a free phone charging [...]

Rewind Up North


We’ve just returned from the last Rewind of the year and the first Rewind North, which took place at Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire the weekend before last. The highlights? Billy Ocean closed day one, but the real climax came just before with a short but suitably theatrical set from Marc Almond. Other highlights from the [...]

Diary date: Issue 13 out 18 September


It’s ready. At last! Issue 13 of Classic Pop is out on the 17 September and we’ve reunited the full, famous five line-up of Spandau Ballet for the front cover, as they exclusively reveal their new musical plans. Holly Johnson talks candidly about life before, during and after Frankie Goes To Hollywood. We report back [...]

Classic Pop Goes To Malta:
Reflex at Gianpula


We may have landed back in the UK a few weeks ago, but we’ve only just come back down to earth after our trip to the Reflex club night at Gianpula in Malta.  Here’s an Extended Remix of our review, which will appear in Issue 13, on sale 20 November… Malta is to pop music [...]

First Four Kylie Minogue Albums Re-released


After a rousing performance at the Commonwealth Games gave Kylie’s album sales a healthy boost on Amazon, news has arrived that Cherry Red and PWL are re-releasing the antipodean songstress’ first four albums: ‘Kylie’ (1988), ‘Enjoy Yourself’ (89), ‘Rhythm of Love’ (90) & ‘Let’s Get To It’ (91) (all digitally remastered from the original studio [...]

Win Tom Bailey tickets


Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey makes his first stage appearance in more than two decades in a couple of weeks time. And we have 15 pairs of tickets to give away to Classic Pop readers. If Issue 10′s extensive interview with Tom Bailey had you in the mood for his past present and future projects – [...]

Classic Pop Goes To Malta: Smash Radio

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Another dispatch from our pop trade mission to Malta… A few days ago we headed out to Triq Ix Xewk in Paola to the studios of Smash Radio. It’s here that DJ Alex Grech does a weekly show that’s impressively eclectic. “I’ve been playing Eighties music on the radio every Saturday morning for 18 years,” [...]

Classic Pop Goes To Malta


Classic Pop has hit the road again this summer, and we’re flying further afield this time… We’ve just touched down in Malta, ready for the 10th anniversary one of the Mediterranean’s biggest and best pop clubs, Reflex – The 80s Party. That’s tomorrow night, so we’ve spent the day researching some of Malta’s classic pop [...]

Introducing: ‘Pop Sounds Presents… The 80s’.


Universal Music Catalogue is embracing vinyl with their new Pop Sounds remasters of five iconic albums – ABC’s The Lexicon Of Love, Too-Rye-Ay by Dexys Midnight Runners, World Machine by Level 42, The Hurting by Tears For Fears and Soft Cell’s Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. And because Classic Pop appreciates that many readers probably ruined their [...]