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Classic Pop Presents Magazine

4 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review Classic Pop Presents is a bumper-sized magazine that dedicates every single page to the legends of the golden era of pop.

Each issue is devoted to chart-topping musicians from the 70s, 80s and 90s. To date we have dove deep to the roots of the story some of the all-time greatest artists including Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and Abba.

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Classic Pop Presents  |  Classic Pop Presents… 1982 – Pop Goes Wild!   



Our 1980s series continues with 1982, 365 days of genres clashing, a bounty of classic albums and new stars being born in a year of rampant, untethered creativity that led to a global pop takeover.
Forty years on, some of the year’s stars take a look back at what was a life-changing year for all of them, including Culture Club, Haircut 100, Blancmange, Thompson Twins, Thomas Dolby and Imagination. We take a deep dive into the biggest and most inspirational albums of ’82 – and there were plenty – including Michael Jackson, Duran Duran, ABC, Roxy Music, Prince, The Jam, Yazoo, Kate Bush, Madness, Simple Minds, Elvis Costello, XTC, Associates, plus Laurie Anderson’s artful masterpiece Big Science.
On top of that, we revisit the opening of Manchester’s infamous Hacienda, we remember legendary music show The Tube, we review the year’s finest sleeve art, plus we’ve curated our soundtrack of the year.
Join us as we pay tribute to yet another golden year for pop music!
Classic Pop Presents is a bumper-sized magazine that dedicates every single page to the legends of the golden era of pop.

Each issue is devoted to chart-topping musicians from the 70s, 80s and 90s. To date we have dove deep to the roots of the story some of the all-time greatest artists including Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and Abba.

With the Classic Pop Presents app you can download each magazine direct to your device for reading any time, anywhere.
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You'll receive 4 issues during a 1 year Classic Pop Presents magazine subscription.

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Classic quality

Always a good read Reviewed July 24, 2019

Classic excellence

Classic pop magazine which never disappoints Reviewed July 11, 2019

Love it!

I'm a subscriber to the monthly Classic Pop magazine (love it!), but these bumper special issues are just fantastic! Reviewed October 16, 2017

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop Presents Classic Pop Presents… 1982 – Pop Goes Wild! .

WELCOME Strange things were most certainly afoot. From within the dungareed ranks of Dexys came the rallying cry – Too-ra-loo-rye-ay – drifting on the wind out from bedroom windows up and down Britai...
THE STORY OF 1982 STATE OF INDEPENDENCE: THE FUTURE IS FEMALE THE APPLE STRETCHING MUSIC FOR AN ALT SOCIETY On I’ve Never Been To Me, Charlene’s warning to a disillusioned housewife not to stray, seemed tailor-made f...
THE LEXICON OF LOVE THE SONGS THE PLAYERS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS THE INFLUENCES 1 SHOW ME MARTIN FRY In the souvenir programme for their 1982-83 The Lexicon Of Love world tour, the members of ABC listed some o...
CULTURE SHOCK CULTURE CLUB’S CRUCIAL ELEMENT COLOUR BY MORE NUMBERS While it’s now standard practice for bands to have featured guests on their albums, Culture Club giving a credit to London reggae toaster Captai...
RIO THE SONGS THE PLAYERS THE BIGGER PICTURE 1 RIO JOHN TAYLOR THE VIDEOS Opening with a cataclysmic crash – actually a recording of Nick Rhodes throwing iron rods into a grand piano, play...
THRILLER THE SONGS THE PLAYERS THE BIGGER PICTURE RELEASE DATE 1 WANNA BE STARTIN’ SOMETHIN’ THE VIDEOS 30 November 1982 The tone is set with sleek electro futurepop, with syncopated bass lo...

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