Episode 24: Smash Hits – 9-22 December 1982 with Helen O’Hara (Dexys)

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.

Listen here.

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!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1oTQIfExIqrkIOFAC4jBwj

YouTube: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuER31txcQH79EdoxsIOpHaB

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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