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Ch-Ch-Changing names

A petition has been started by David Bowie fans to change the name of Aylesbury to “Aylesbowie” in honour of the late star. Legend has it that his Ziggy Stardust persona made his first appearance in the Buckinghamshire town, specifically at the Friars venue in the early 70s. David Stopps, who first came up with the idea, insists it isn’t as outlandish as it first sounds, saying: “Since records began there have been 57 variations of the town’s name.” Buckinghamshire County Council responded dryly: “It’s an interesting idea and perhaps on 25 March we could all think Aylesbowie – just for one day!”

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In the new Classic Pop we celebrate 30 years of Kylie Minogue – from the PWL early days through to the iconic noughties classics and her new No.1 album, Golden. We also take an in-depth look at Kylie’s Fever for our Classic Album feature. As a special treat for Kylie fans, we have an exclusive limited edition special fan pack issue of the magazine available with four fantastic A4 glossy art cards of the star. Subscribers will receive an exclusive version of the issue with a collectable cover. Elsewhere, we are granted a rare audience with Scritti Politti's Green Gartside, we serve up our Top 15 sophisti-pop albums of all time and Prefab Sprout feature in The Lowdown. We chat to Kim Appleby about her new TV show and the prospect of new music; Sophie Ellis-Bextor talks to us about her new album of orchestral reworkings of her back catalogue and Daphne & Celeste return to the pop fray. Our album reviews section features Sting and Shaggy, CHVRCHES and Alison Moyet. This month’s reissues section includes John Foxx, The Human League and Brian Eno. On the live front, we check out gigs by Erasure, Morrissey, Paul Weller and Lloyd Cole.