Episode 3: Smash Hits 6-19 December 1984 with Patricia Caliskan

Simon and Gavin welcome you aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop!

In this third episode of the Smash Hits appreciation podcast, we have a good look at Ver Hits from 6-19 December 1984, with our guest, author and journalist Patricia Caliskan lending a helping hand in this rummage through the highlights of a very festive edition from the biggest Christmas of the 1980s and in pop music history.

Among the regular fortnightly features (Bitz, Singles Reviews, lyrics and letters), artists discussed include: Band Aid, David Bowie, Strawberry Switchblade, Ian McCulloch, Paul Young, Kool & The Gang, Spandau Ballet, Wham!, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Bananarama, Duran Duran, Midge Ure and many more.

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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