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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.

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.

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Classic Pop  |  APRIL 2020  

In the latest issue, we speak to Bob Geldof and Pete Briquette about The Boomtown Rats’ comeback as they return with their first studio album in 36 years.

Elsewhere, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential live shows of all time – Madonna’s Blond Ambition Tour – and we interview The Fizz about their new LP, Smoke & Mirrors.

We also serve up an entertaining chat with Michael Bolton and hear from Tears For Fears’ Roland Orzabal about the band’s new material.

The Cure’s dark masterpiece Disintegration is our classic album and we reveal some unseen photos of art-pop icons Japan.

We meet former Bananarama member Jacquie O’Sullivan for an exclusive about her unexpected return to the pop fray and hear from Cutting Crew’s Nick Van Eede about his band’s new orchestral overhaul.

Roachford gives us the lowdown on his soulful new record and we take an album-by-album look at the work of Nik Kershaw.

In our reviews section, we have new releases including Depeche Mode, Billy Ocean, Richard Marx, Fassine and The Orb, while our packed reissues section features The Human League, Donna Summer, Prince, Bros, ABBA and much more.

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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12 Customer Reviews
   Classic Pop Reviewed 26 March 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Fantastic magazine. Smash Hits for grown-ups!
   Classic Pop Reviewed 27 February 2020 SUBSCRIBER
Great articles - well written, nice mix of classics and new music of interest. Mix of in-depth features and short, newsy updates.
   Classic read Reviewed 27 June 2019
Always delivers and never disappoints
   best Classic Pop Mag Available Reviewed 03 March 2019
best Classic Pop Mag Available, worth a good read

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop APRIL 2020.

WELCOME There’s a little Sliding Doors-style moment in our cover feature this month that quite possibly changed the course of modern history. Picture this. It’s 1984 and Bob Geldof is kicking bac...
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 month, John m...
PET SHOP BOYS MOVIE GETS NEW LEASE OF LIFE The BFI are set to release a restored version of Pet Shop Boys’ 1988 feature film, It Couldn’t Happen Here, in June. “It didn’t start off as a film, it started off as a video album,” admits N...
Fans create tribute archive for trailblazer Andrew Weatherall Fans have paid tribute to the late Andrew Weatherall by creating a comprehensive archive of his work. The DJ/producer behind era-defining music for the likes of Primal Scream, Happy Mondays, ...
HYDE PARK AWAITS FOR DURAN DURAN Duran Duran are to play a huge outdoor concert in London’s Hyde Park this summer. The pop legends headline a British Summer Time gig in the capital on 12 July supported by Gwen Stefani an...
JANET RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM AND TOUR Janet Jackson is following up last year’s Las Vegas and Glastonbury live shows with a new album, Black Diamond, and an extensive world tour. As Classic Pop went to press, the release date of ...