Posts Tagged ‘80s’

Let’s Rock Bristol returns with an exciting new format!


Let’s Rock Bristol, The UK’s Favourite RETRO Festival takes place at Ashton Court Bristol on the weekend of the 2nd – 4th June. This year sees an exciting new format with an all-80s Saturday and a new all-90s Sunday! Classic Pop has teamed up with Let’s Rock to offer one lucky winner a pair of [...]

A NIGHT FOR CHRISTINA – stars gather for Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre

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Eighties stars gather for a concert in support of the Kenny Thomas Family and The Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre on 6th June at Under The Bridge, Chelsea, London. Kenny Thomas is one of the UK’s most celebrated soul singers. From his early 90s smash hits “Thinking About Your Love”, “Outstanding” and “Best Of You”, [...]

One Hit Wonder: Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking

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There are one-hit wonders, and then there are No. 1-hit wonders – and Althea & Donna are in that very rarefied latter category. Jamaican singers Althea Forrest and Donna Reid were just 17 and 18 when they cut the track in 1977. Conceived as a mere light-hearted “answer song” to Trinity’s Three Piece Suit, it [...]

Book Your Tickets Now For Happy Days Festival 2017!


Happy Days Festival returns for 2017 with another fantastic line-up packed with iconic acts. Running from 27-28 May, the event at Imber Court in Surrey features a whole host of legendary artists including former Frankie Goes to Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson. Holly’s expected to perform classics including the hits Relax, Two Tribes and classic [...]

Classic Pop Presents: MADONNA

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Our Classic Pop Presents: Madonna Special is out NOW! In this special edition 132-page magazine, we turn our attention to Madonna – still the undisputed Queen Of Pop – and examine her monumental career decade by decade from her humble, cult beginnings in Eighties clubland right through to the pioneering albums, bold artistic statements and [...]

Demon Music Group’s Twelve Inch Eighties has returned!

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Demon Music Group’s Twelve Inch Eighties is back with two brand new releases compiling extended alternate mixes of some of the biggest hit singles of the 80s: ‘Hold Me Now’ and ‘When the Going Gets Tough’. These are out on the 13th January and will available on 2CD or download. Hold Me Now 2CD: [...]

Pop legend George Michael dies aged 53

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Music fans are in mourning after news broke late on Christmas Day that George Michael had died at his home, aged 53. Thames Valley Police stated that South Central Ambulance Service attended the singer’s property in Goring, Oxfordshire, at 1:42pm on 25 December. A police spokesman added: “Sadly, a 53-year-old man was confirmed deceased at [...]

Bros 2017 Reunion Show Announced for 30th Anniversary

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One of the biggest pop acts of the 80s have announced their reunion – marking their 30th Anniversary. On Wednesday, October 5th, a reconvened Bros revealed they will be playing London’s 02 Arena on August 19th, 2017. The show looks set to be one of the highlights of the gig-going year. “Bros has been part [...]

80s Flashback with Keanan Duffty

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Award-winning Brit fashion designer, Bowie collaborator and musician Keanan Duffty returns to music-making with a new covers album entitled  Total Dragon Pop – that features versions of Kate Perry, David Bowie, Lana Del Rey, Japan, Bauhaus, Joy Division and Gary Numan – out now. The 30th anniversary special edition of his 1985 release Water Sport [...]

The Channel 4 80s Night


Friday 20th September sees the return of the 80s as Channel 4 hosts a night of retro fun from 8pm. The evening will be filled with classic shows with a back-to-the-future twist, and in between programmes there will be sketches featuring celebrities including Eddie the Eagle Edwards, Pete Waterman, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, Alan [...]