Published in the UK, “Words” was a very thin (16 pages only), non glossy, monthly magazine with no adverts which simply displayed the lyrics of about 30 or so pop songs from that month. It also contained some brief articles on the cover artist along with some movie and pop news. It was a drab 1970s forerunner to its 80s equivalent, Smash Hits.
This is the first issue of Yellow Press from late 1991 or early 1992. One old Irish punt for 32 pages, with just a page and a half of ads, this issue lacks the variety and fun of issue 2 which was featured in an earlier post. In one strip (below), Dana Rosemary Scanlon becomes the Dandy’s Desperate Dan. Related Link: Yellow Press issue 2 Erins Own
Some great reasons in here, many still valid today, many now gone. I’ve scanned in all the pages as there are many gems scattered throughout the 200. This was from the 200th issue of In Dublin, in March 1984. They published a similar feature in their 100th issue, from April 1980, called 100 Reasons to Be Cheerful. Click on images above to enlarge. Click on thumbnails below to enlarge.
What a photo! It is Connolly train station, Dublin but I’m not sure when it was taken. Is it January, 1981 when the Specials played in Dublin’s Stardust Club? Think it just earlier than that. ** update: pretty sure this is November, 1979, as per comments below from Enda & Conor – and photo is by Jill Furmanovsky – thanks guys ** I scanned this from issue 98 of Mojo magazine from 2002 but it gives no date of the photo. I […]
This is from the Readers Poll of New Spotlight Magazine published in Jan 1972. I’ll put up the results of all the categories in a separate post soon. Also below is a photo of the original plaque I received in 1985 for winning Larry’s Just a Minute Quiz!
Between my brother and myself, we bought and read every issue of the NME from 1974 to 1980. Unfortunately, we didn’t keep many of them. One I still have is this particularly good issue, from 32 years ago this week, which features great pix (P Smith) & interview (A Thrills) with cover stars The Undertones.
Its easy to know why I kept this issue of the Face . An interview with David Lynch & Isabella Rosellini at the time of the release of one of my favourite ever movies, Blue Velvet. No point in scanning this in though, as there are already many transcripts of it on the web, including this post by Anne Billson. However, also in this issue, and something which I can’t find elsewhere on the web, is an interesting article/interview with […]
Fact, Fashion & Fiction was the tag line for this ambitious Irish magazine which came out every 2 weeks and ran from December 1993 until, I think, the end of the century. Contained plenty of expensive photo shoots, including the “Legend in their Lunchtime” series. Amazing how much Dustin has aged.