Issue 9 of Classic Pop is out now!

In Issue 9 of Classic Pop we celebrate the anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood‘s arrival on the music scene with the definitive story of the band’s shortlived but controversial career.

We also have more incredible features, exclusive interviews, the latest pop news and new CD, book and DVD reviews. Highlights include:
Big, Banned & Beautiful – They dominated the headlines for just under a year, but Welcome To The Pleasuredome remains as thrilling as ever thirty years on. We tell the full story.



Marc Almond

From Soft Cell and Soho to his latest pop return

Adam Ant

The story behind his savage punk debut album Dirk Wears White Sox

John Taylor

Duran Duran’s new album, modern music and Amy Winehouse

Martin Fry

ABC’s frontman on The Lexicon Of Love, new material and the joy of playing live

Gary Crowley

The rebel DJ discusses his career

Denis O’Regan

We interview the elite photographer behind the lens to document Duran Duran’s Sing Blue Silver world tour

The Vanished
We set out in search of Andrew Ridgeley, the pop star who vanished without trace…

Labelled With Love: Factory

A chaotic mix of decadence, eccentricity and artistic freedom, Manchester’s infamous indie Factory Records was a label unlike any other

So Much To Answer For: Glasgow

Midge Ure, Orange Juice, Simple Minds, Aztec Camera, Altered Images… The rainy streets of Glasgow inspired some of the Eighties greatest talents


The Lowdown on their back catalogue



New releases and gigs reviewed from Lisa Stansfield, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Marc Almond, Neneh Cherry, Eddi Reader, Peter Cox, Glen Tilbrook, St Vincent, Orange Juice, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Madness, Kim Wilde, Sparks and many, many more!

Classic Pop issue 9 is on sale now – this really is the issue not to be missed!

Classic Pop is on sale in WH Smiths and selected Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons and Asda branches. It will arrive in European stores over the next two weeks, USA from early November and Australia at the start of December. Or you can buy direct from us, buy the app or get the desktop/Android version