Episode 7: Smash Hits – 4-17 November 1987 with Catherine Sked

Welcome aboard The Giddy Carousel of Pop. Hold tight for a top pop ride!

In this episode we go back to the Smash Hits of 4-17 November 1987 with pop kid Catherine Sked. U2 grace the cover and other artists featured include T’Pau, Marillion, Communards, Blue Mercedes, Pet Shop Boys (again!), Heartbeat, Sting and Wet Wet Wet, not to mention Billy Idol’s ‘perv breeks’ and Rick Astley’s ruddy big pig.

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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Find scans of the issue here http://likepunkneverhappened.blogspot.com/2017/11/november-4-17-1987.html
and here http://michaelmouse1967.wixsite.com/smashhits-remembered/233—4th—17th-november-1987.

And check out the playlists of pretty much all the songs featured in this issue of Ver Hits:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5yfCPCio9FsRIjsFsO5WYZ
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfs58mqeRNuHFmVMlAtnmx2rXgmZBaz16

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