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THIS MONTH IN… POP

IN OUR ROUND-UP OF OCTOBER POP-HISTORY MOMENTS, MADONNA AND MUSICAL YOUTH DEBUT, FRANKIE RELAX AND MICHAEL JACKSON CHANGES THE COURSE OF MUSIC VIDEO

OCTOBER

1982

Birmingham’s Musical Youth were a family band concocted by their fathers while the members were all still in school. A Peel session was followed by a deal with MCA and their first single for the label, Pass The Dutchie, sold over five million copies. When follow-ups failed to repeat the success, they became embroiled in legal, financial, and personal problems.

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Issue 45 of Classic Pop magazine is on sale now! In the latest issue our cover stars are Boy George and Culture Club – we grab an in-depth interview with the iconic singer and guitarist Roy Hay as the band return with their first studio album in almost 20 years. We also find out what life was like inside Prince's backing group The Revolution from band member Lisa Coleman and hear from the Purple One's archivist Michael Howe about further unreleased material from the legendary singer. Need a buyer's guide to Pet Shop Boys? We look at the duo's complete career in our Lowdown feature. Former Fairground Attraction frontwoman Eddi Reader tells us all about her new album Cavalier and we also meet Sister Sledge who look back on their disco heyday. New albums from Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Blancmange and Neneh Cherry get the once-over alongside reissues by Yazoo, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, David Sylvian and much more. We also review live shows including Gabrielle, Simple Minds and The Proclaimers. Enjoy the issue!