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Prince: The Classic Album

PURPLE RAIN Prince and The Revolution When, five albums into his career, prince suggested that he wanted to make a movie, his label scoffed. Twenty-nine years on, Purple Rain is widely regarded as the moment the singer truly became a global icon Mark Lindores When Prince revealed that his stipulation for renewing his record contract [...]

ABC The Lexicon Of Love Classic Album

Released in 1982, ABC’S Trevor Horn-Produced Debut Abum came like a bolt out of the blue, mixing futuristic funk with retro cool. It also marked the beginning of the end for the original ABC line-up as Ian Peel explains…   The summer of 1982 was a difficult time for Britain, with war raging in the Falklands and [...]

Steve Strange


Steve Strange, an icon and architect of classic pop, has died aged 55. Real name Steve Harrington, Steve died died on Thursday from a heart attack while in Egypt. He had been admitted to hospital in December with breathing difficulties. Best known for pioneering hits such as Fade To Grey, Mind Of A Toy and Night [...]

Exclusive: Macca, Bowie, Spandau charity single plan


Paul McCartney has been approached to appear on a charity single to help preserve London’s cultural heritage, Classic Pop can exclusively reveal. McCartney is among a stellar list of names lined up for the single Don’t Go Changin’ Soho, which is part of the Save Soho appeal that already has the support of The Who, [...]

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Duran’s memorable photo exhibition

Duran Duran are the subject of a new photo exhibition, Careless Memories, at Chelsea Gallery on London’s Kings Road from December 8-15. The exhibition coincides with photographer Dennis O’Regan’s book of the same name, which documents the band’s 1984 tour. Limited edition prints and the Careless Memories book will be on sale at the exhibition. [...]

EXCLUSIVE! New Alison Moyet live track

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Classic Pop has been given the exclusive premiere of ‘Horizon Flame’, the opening track from Alison Moyet‘s recent hit album ‘The Minutes‘ and also featured on her upcoming live album ‘Minutes And Seconds – live’ – due for release on 10th November on Cooking Vinyl.       Moyet’s recent album ‘The Minutes’ was heralded by [...]

Lost & Found: Soul Mining by The The


When the musical history books are written, The The – Matt Johnson’s arthouse indie group – will largely be remembered for the album that introduced them to the masses, 1986 opus Infected. However, it’s that album’s predecessor, the band’s 1983 debut Soul Mining, that stands up to repeated listening. There’s a freshness and delicacy to [...]

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 [...]