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Classic Pop Presents Magazine The Hit Factory Back Issue

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. .. read more

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  |  The Hit Factory  


In the latest Classic Pop Presents… The Hit Factory we explore the colourful world of Stock Aitken Waterman, whose golden run of hits dominated the charts, providing an exuberant pure-pop soundtrack for much of the late-80s and early-90s.

Inside, we chat to all three members of the infamous trio about the highs and lows of their careers, their songwriting, working with the many acts that helped them get to the top, and their game-changing collaboration with Kylie Minogue.

Of course, we made sure to get the artists' perspective of the Hit Factory era too: Jason Donovan remembers following his Neighbours co-star into the pop arena; Kim Appleby – chats about Mel & Kim during SAW's early days and the tragic loss of her sister; Rick Astley discusses early fame, family and his recent resurgence; Hazell Dean relives her incredible career as the Queen of Hi-NRG; Sinitta shares her candid memories; and, in what was to be his final interview, Dead Or Alive's Pete Burns opens up like never before…

Plenty more inside too, including classic albums from Bananarama, Mel & Kim, Rick Astley, Kylie, Dead Or Alive and Donna Summer, the story of Band Aid II, the Hitman Roadshows, and our definitive SAW Top 40. .. read more
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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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Classic quality

Always a good read Reviewed 24 July 2019

Classic excellence

Classic pop magazine which never disappoints Reviewed 11 July 2019

Love it!

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

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Classic Pop Presents The Hit Factory.

WELCOME Stock, Aitken and Waterman arrived just as I was awakening to the world of music. Fixated on Top Of The Pops, I played my part in the making of SAW’s hits - and their millions. It was a period...
HITSVILLE UK: THE STOCK AITKEN WATERMAN STORY MATTHEW LINDSAY By 1984, Pete Waterman was already something of a pop Zelig. Back in the 1960s he’d witnessed the birth of Northern Soul’s sweat-soaked euphoria at Manchester’s Twisted W...
YOUTHQUAKE DEAD OR ALIVE MARK LINDORES Christmas 1984. With the all-conquering triumvirate of Band Aid, Wham! and Frankie Goes To Hollywood holding court at the top of the charts, little attention ...
POP MASTERS FELIX ROWE Mike Stock: “We’d seen which way the compass needle ought to point by 1984… it was just a matter of manoeuvering ourselves into position” When you get really moved b...
MEL & KIM MARK ELLIOTT No assessment of the one and only album by Mel & Kim can be complete without some reflection of the duo’s wider and tragic backstory. Few acts as successful as this have...
BEING A POP STAR IS WEIRD. THERE’S NOT MUCH HANGING OFF A YACHT IN THE CARIBBEAN STEVE HARNELL Rick Astley is having his ‘Bob Dylan moment’. Alongside their studio incarnations, his new greatest hits compilation The Best Of Me includes striking reinterpretations of his bigg...

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