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Classic Pop Magazine May/ June 2021 Back Issue

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Classic Pop is the must-read magazine for anyone passionate about the pop genres that drive modern culture. Celebrate both the new and the old stars of the classic pop music world, with your very own Classic Pop digital magazine.

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In each issue, Classic Pop has in-depth exclusive interviews with the world's most significant musicians. It covers key genres from the 70s, 80s and 90s such as new wave, New Romantic, Ska, indie and of course, the megastars of the 90s.

In the comprehensive music review section, you can stay up-to-date on all the latest and new artists that have a touch of retro about them - you’ll always have something fresh to listen to!

Join the thousands of Classic Pop magazine readers today, with a monthly digital subscription. Enjoy exclusive artist interviews, news and fantastic features on all the biggest albums and acts in the pop music world.

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Classic Pop  |  May/ June 2021  

In the latest Classic Pop, cover star Gary Numan talks to us about the climate change message behind his powerful new concept album, Intruder.

Gary Kemp tells us about returning to his solo career after a 25-year gap with a superb new studio LP and we also hear from Marti Pellow who is also going it alone with an ambitious stream-of-consciousness double album, Stargazer.

We give Stephen Duffy a memory jogger to revisit his experimental Dr Calculus guise and Moby reveals all about why he’s giving his biggest hits a classical makeover. .. read more

Dexys Midnight Runners’ Searching For The Young Soul Rebels is our classic album and we give Bananarama’s Pop Life LP some much-needed love.

Elsewhere, we take a look at the complete back catalogue of Kate Bush in our Album By Album feature and serve up unseen photos of the pop legends who used to hang out at London’s exclusive Limelight Club. Meanwhile, The Selecter tell us about their genesis story and we also reveal our Top 20 countdown of favourite side projects.

In our expanded reviews section we have new releases including Gary Numan, Bryan Ferry, Paul Weller and New Order while our bumper reissues coverage features Pet Shop Boys, Yello, Marc Almond, The Other Two, David Bowie, Howard Jones, Toyah and much more.  read less

First launched in October 2012, Classic Pop is a monthly British music magazine, that celebrates the most influential pop music from the 70s, 80s and 90s.

In each issue, Classic Pop dedicates a minimum of five pages to the creation, influence and history of one of the most significant albums from the pop genre. From Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ to ‘Fantastic’ by Wham! or Primal Scream’s outstanding ‘Screamadelica’, Classic Pop magazine covers all of your favourite pop music classics.

As well as it’s regular monthly editions, Classic Pop has released a number of special one-off issues that celebrate the most influential, classic pop icons such as Michael Jackson, ABBA, Elton John, Prince, Madonna, David Bowie and Paul McCartney.

A Classic Pop digital magazine subscription is a must-have for anyone interested in the 70s, 80s and 90s pop music. Each issue is packed with fantastic features - with your subscription you’ll receive:

  • Access to exclusive A-list artist interviews
  • News on the very latest happenings in music
  • Backstage access to the ‘Classic Album’ feature
  • ‘Godfathers of Pop’ feature
  • ‘The Lowdown’ feature - the comprehensive review of classic bands and artists
  • ‘Pop Art’ feature - a tribute to the best artwork in music
  • Review section that highlights the very best new releases, reissues and vinyl
  • ‘Lost & Found’ section - albums or singles that have seemingly been forgotten



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Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop May/ June 2021.

WELCOME SUBSCRIBE  Subscribe to Classic Pop this issue and you’ll receive a special Gary Numan collectable cover. These stripped-back designs dispense with the usual coverlines and make the most of o...
OUR CONTRIBUTORS Best known for editing Teletext’s music pages Planet Sound in the 2000s, John Earls has also written about pop for the Sunday People, News Of The World, Daily Star and NME. This issue, he Zoom calls...
DIANA ROSS SIGNS TO RCA IN $20 MILLION DEAL CLASSIC POP MOMENTS © Getty Images Diana Ross had long been Motown’s poster girl – since The Supremes’ 1964 breakout No.1 hit Where Did Our Love Go she’d been the female face of Berry Gord...
Garbage return inspired by ‘astounding chaos’ The best connected band in pop return with new studio album, No Gods No Masters on 11 June. “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seve...
Blondie’s graphic content Blondie are getting their very own graphic novel by Z2 comics this autumn. Inspired by their music, Against The Odds is created by two of the writing team behind the DC character Harley Quinn...
SOFT CELL ON TRACK FOR FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN 20 YEARS Soft Cell have confirmed a brand new studio album will arrive next year. Marc Almond and Dave Ball began working on songs shortly after their reunion gig at London’s O2 Arena in 2018, and Da...

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