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I keep getting Emails from people asking me to re-upload the links and music etc. I think people are just getting to those particular pages so are not reading the reason for the dead links.

So I am putting this in place so hopefully people will read it and stop Emailing me about it.

The reason the links are dead is that my account with Media Fire has been closed with all 11,000 files lost. That is why you can not download the things and No I can not re-upload them.

Eventually I will start doing that again when I have found something suitable. In the meantime this blog will be information only blog.

Thank you all


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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Smash Hits Magazine - 25th December 1980 to 7th January 1981

Smash Hits was a pop music based magazine, aimed at teenagers and young adults and originally published in the United Kingdom by EMAP. It ran from 1978 to 2006 and was issued fortnightly for most of that time.

Smash Hits was founded in 1978 by Nick Logan, who had previously edited the New Musical Express during one of its most creative periods and went on to create '80s fashion bible The Face.

After releasing a test issue in September 1978, with Plastic Bertrand on the front and a centre spread of Sham 69, the first issue was published in November 1978 and featured Blondie on the cover. The publication was initially monthly but switched to fortnightly after only three issues, which it remained until its demise. The backbone of the magazine in its early years, and one of its major early selling points, was the publication of Top 20 song lyrics.

Always loved Smash Hits along with another magazine called Number 1 I always bought thse on the day of release. As I got older I also bought NME but never gave up reading Smash Hits. I Managed to find some of the magazines from 83 and 84 which I will put up here in the coming months. But for now I wanted to let people know of a great blog that is dedicated to Smash Hits. This issue has been posted on the site so if you are interested go on over to


and check out the site. I am also thinking about setting up my own fan site. When I do I will let people know. In the mean time click the link below to download this issue. Enjoy.


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