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Kajagoogoo ‘Smash Hits’ Feature – February 1983

March 20, 2013

It’s been a while since KajaFax featured vintage magazine articles, so today we thought we would showcase some magazine scans for your enjoyment.

These scans have been brought to us via the wonderful Smash Hits blog and KajaFax extends its gratitude to Brian from that site for his hard work in bringing this wonderful archive to the web and in doing so making it accessible to us.

Smash Hits magazine was Britain’s premier pop magazine of the 80’s and 90’s.  First hitting the shelves to much excitement in 1978, the publication closed down in 2006 due to a decline in sales, probably the inevitable result of online media readership overtaking physical published products.

An unfortunate by-product of the internet…music downloaders take note!

A major player in its heyday, the magazine had many famous employees, with Neil Tennant (of the Pet Shop Boys), Kate Thornton, and NME editor and pop-press legend Nick Logan all on it’s payroll at one time or another.

This iconic magazine holds a very special place in the hearts of many a child of the 1980’s and is sadly missed.

Kajagoogoo featured many times in the magazine.  Here is one such occasion – Enjoy!

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01 Smash Hits Feb 83 Cover

02 Smash Hits Feb 83 Interview03 Smash Hits Feb 83 Pic

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2013 12:40 am

    awesome ! thanks Steve !

    • March 20, 2013 11:48 am

      Always a pleasure Rocio. It’s nice when anybody takes time out to comment on what we do here, so thanks 🙂

  2. Cris permalink
    March 20, 2013 3:51 pm

    Wonderful Steve, once again you disclosed the contents of what for me had always been just the picture of a magazine cover… (see Too Shy Japan 7″).
    You always manage to reveal my teenage mysteries!
    Thank you so much as usual

    • March 20, 2013 4:05 pm

      Thanks Cris – glad to be of help! Steve C and I love this site and always try really hard to bring all of our readers the very best in content. I’m so glad that you have enjoyed reading the article and also that we solved a mystery along the way! Best wishes to you! 🙂

    • March 20, 2013 5:46 pm

      I believe the photographer of those sessions to be Sheila Rock… American photographer.

      • Cris permalink
        March 21, 2013 8:26 am

        Steve, the site is superb and just gets better and better!
        SheilaR? Now I see, this confirms why they are so beautiful, she is guarantee of high quality…
        This is the nicest together with the WF inner sleeve and the one with the blue background and Nick with black leather pants and Limahl again barefooted (could be SheilaR again? The “early stages” hairstyles are so similar, love them)

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