Episode 6: Smash Hits – 23 March – 5 April 1988 with Hannah Verdier (part 2)

Simon and Gavin welcome you back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop!

In the second part of our chat with freelance pop culture writer, contributor to The Guardian and former Smash Hits deputy editor Hannah Verdier, we continue our look through the Ver Hits of 23 March – 5 April 1988 (the Easter hols!), plus she tells us about her time working at the mag in the late 90s/early 00s including a rather awkward encounter with Jon Bon Jovi and pop larks with Ash and Boyzone.

Artists discussed include Pet Shop Boys, UB40, Bros, Climie Fisher, Sinitta, Taja Sevelle, Erasure, Deacon Blue, Patrick Swayze, The Fall, Morrissey and Rick Astley’s ruddy big pig among many others.

You can read the issue for yourself thanks to Like Punk Never Happened and Smash Hits Remembered and also check out the music from its pages on our Spotify and YouTube playlists. It’s the next best thing to taping it off the radio!

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