Welcome back to The Giddy Carousel of Pop, a podcast about the Britain’s brightest pop mag, Smash Hits.
In this episode we are joined by musician Helen O’Hara (Dexys, Tanita Tikaram, Tim Burgess) for a spin back to December 1982, when Helen, as part of Dexys, was literally riding high on the giddy carousel of pop (sometimes a little too giddy).
Artists discussed include Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Yazoo, Abba, Whitesnake, Shalamar, Julian Cope and many more.
Former Smash Hits editor Mark Ellen also jumps on for a quick ride to tell us about the making of the legendary Smash Hits Christmas flex-disc.
Read along with us.
Like Punk Never Happened: https://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2012/12/december-9-22-1982.html
Smash Hits Remembered: https://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/website-4/105-9th-december-22nd-december-1982
And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits!
The Giddy Carousel of Pop is part of the We Made This network of podcasts.
Check out Helen’s book here: http://www.route-online.com/all-books/whats-she-like.html
HOSTS: Simon Galloway and Gavin Hogg
GUEST: Helen O’Hara
CAMEO: Mark Ellen
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