28th May - 10th June 1981

Double Sided Issue

Cover 1

Page 1 - Smash Hits - Issue 65 - 28th Ma

Cover 2

Page 48 - Smash Hits - Issue 65 - 28th M
Credits - Smash Hits - Issue 64 - 14th M


28th April - 10th June 1981


Volume 3 - Number 11 - Issue 65

Cover Photo - Allan Bollard / Scope Features

Price - 35p    Pages - 48


Mark Ellen - Stray Cats

Johnny Black - Kim Wilde


Chris Walter - Adam Ant (Page 2A)

Paul Cox / LFI - Adam Ant (3A)

Peter Anderson - Stray Cats (Page 4A - 5A)

Paul Slattery - Jim Phantom (6A)

Paul Slattery - Brian Setzer (6A)

Jill Furmanovsky - Woody and Jane (Page 13A)

Paul Slattery - The Beat (Page 21A)

Paul Cox / LFI - Julian Cope (Page 21B)

Jill Furmanovsky - Undertones (Page 15B)

Stuart Franklin - Tenpole Tudor Badges (Page 13B)

Peter Murphy and Clare Hersham - Bob Marley (Page 11B)

Stuart McLeod - Japan (Page 9B)

Lynn Goldsmith / Rockshots - Talking Heads (Page 8B)

Stuart Franklin - Kim Wilde (Page 4B - 6B)

Justin Thomas - The Jam (Page 2B)


This Side:

Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver

Landscape - Norman Bates

UB40 - Don't Let it Pass You By

Polecats - Rockabilly Guy

Rich Kids - Ghosts Of Princes In Towers

Squeeze - Is That Love

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

Smokey Robinson - Being With You

Champaign - How 'Bout Us

That Side:

Jam - Funeral Pyre

Talking Heads - Houses In Motion

Japan - The Art Of Parties

Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation

Bob Marley - Them Belly Full (But We Hungry)

 Juice Newton - Angel Of The Morning



This Side:

Jam Tour





The Action


The Who

Van Halen

Motivation (Steve Garvey, Dave Price, Dave Rowbotham, Snuff)

Woody and Jane

Ron and Russell Mael (Sparks)

Chris Difford - Personal File

That Side:

Spandau Ballet


Sketch (Linx) - All Time Top Ten

Steve Strange

Knebworth Festival

The People

Tenpole Tudor

Echo And The Bunnymen

Duran Duran

Bette Davis


Issue Information

Front Cover:

This Side:

Stray Cats

That Side:

Kim Wilde

Centre Spread:


Back Cover:

Double sided Issue


Adam Ant

Paul Weller


This Side:

Stray Cats

That Side:

Kim Wilde


Singles: Steve Bush

Toni Basil - Mickey

Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag

Splodgenessabounds - EP

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Spell-bound

George Harrison - All Those Years Ago

The Bureau - Let Him Have It

Split Enz - History Never Repeats

Doll By Doll - Main Road Travelled

Expressos - Kiss You All Over

Coati Mundi - Me No Pop I

The Rhythm Slaves - Electricity

Coast To Coast - Let's Jump The Broomstick

The Jam - Funeral Pyre

Fischer Said - Cutter's Lullaby

Hot Chocolate - You'll Neve Be So Wrong

Can - I Want More

Nautyculture - Someday Sunday


Top 40

Bev's Disco Page

Independent Bitz

Independent Top 30 Singles

Independent Top 10 Albums

Singles: Ian Birch

The Delmontes - Don't Cry Your Tears

The Delmontes - So It's Not To Be

39 Lyon Street - Kites

39 Lyon Street - A Girl Named Property 

Close Rivals - You've Got To Make Mistakes

Close Rivals - Short Sharp Kick In The Teeth

The Human Cabbages - The Witch

The Human Cabbages - Air Raid Shelter (Pill Box)

The Human Cabbages - One More Fool

Virna Lindt - Attention Stockholm

The Sinking Ships - Dream

Visitors - Compatibility

Fallout Club - Dream Soldiers

Last Man In Europe - A Certain Bridge

A Flock Of Seagulls - (It's Not Me) Talking

Girls At Out Best - Go For Gold


Deanne Pearson

Robin Katz

Fred Dellar

Bev Hillier

David Hepworth

Ian Birch

Mark Ellen

Original Mirror - Heart-twango & Raw-beat

Richard Strange - The Phenomenal Rise Of Richard Strange

Joe Walsh - There Goes The Neighbourhood

Shakatak - Drivin' Hard

Grace Jones - Nightclubbing

Bill Nelson - Quit Dreaming And Get On The Beam

Classix Nouveaux - Night People

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Hard Promises

Wild Horses - Stand Your Ground

Psychedelic Furs - Talk, Talk, Talk

Sparks - That Sucker

Positive Noise -Heart Of Darkness

Toyah - Anthem



Strange Tales From A Music Paper (Marc Castro)

This issue came with the Second of the Tokens for a new Double Sided Poster offer.


To read more on the Poster click the link below.

Free Poster


The Jam - Funeral Pyre Single

Sparks - Swamp That Sucker Album

Mutant Disco Compilation Album

The Bureau - Let Him Have It Single

Eddy Grant - Can't Get Enough Album

Richard Strange - The Phenomenal Rise of Richard Strange Album

The Belle Stars - Hiawatha Single

Bim - Romance Single

Riding High Film

Classix Nouveaux - Night People Album

Au Pairs - Playing With A Different Sex - Album and Tour 

Doll By Doll - Doll By Doll Album

David Essex - Be Bop A Luna Single

UB40 - Present Arms Album

Expressos - Kiss You All Over Single

The Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro Album and Tour

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Spellbound Single


Happy Reading