8th December - 21st  December 1983

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8th December - 21st December 1983


Volume 5 - Number 25 - Issue 131

Cover Photo - Brian Aris

Price - 40p    Pages - 88


Peter Martin - Nik Kershaw

Peter Martin - Paul Young

Ian Birch - Tina Turner

Dave Rimmer - Duran Duran

Peter Martin - Duran Duran Feature

Dave Rimmer - Duran Duran Portraits

Tom Hibbert - Status Quo

Peter Martin - Robert Smith


David Levine - Tears For Fears (Page 2)

Jill Furmanovsky - Paul Young (Page 3)

Steve Rapport - Robert Smith (Page 3)

Alan Ballard - Adam Ant (Page 6)

Paul Rider - F1 Electric (Page 7)

Kim Sayer / Colourific - Paul Young (Page 11) 

LFI - Alf (Page 15)

Andre Csillag - Midge Ure (Page 15)

Joe Bangay - Lionel Richie (Page 17)

Steve Rapport - Status Quo (Page 21)

Paul Rider - UB40 (Page 30)

LFI - Mr and Mrs Marty Wilde and Kids (Page 36)

Brian Aris - Paula Yates and Baby (Page 36)

Rex features - Rod Stewart and Kids (Page 36)

Rex Features - Jerry Harrison, Wife and Son (Page 36)

Ken Lennox - Ozzy Osbourne and Daughter (Page 37)

LFI - Keith Richards and Son (Page 37)

LFI - Paul and Linda McCartney and Son (Page 37)

Kate Simon - Kid Creole and Daughter (Page 37)

Ian McKell - Mikey Craig and Kids (Page 37)

Eric Watson - Eurythmics (Centre Spread)

Brian Aris - Various Duran Duran Pictures (Duran Duran Special)

LFI / Paul Edmond / Chris Walter / Allan Ballard - Additional Duran Duran Photo's (Duran Duran Special)

LFI - Roddy Frame (Page 63)

Rex Features Ltd - Status Quo (Page 64)

Tom Sheehan - Robert Smith (Page 71)

Paul Rider - Ozzy Osbourne (Page 80)

Robin Ridley - Cabaret Voltaire (Page 80)

Andrew Catlin - Shakin' Stevens (Page 81)

Phil Bangay / Match Weekly - Footballer (Page 87)


Issue Information

Tears For Fears - The Way You Are

Billy Joel - Tell Her About It

Status Quo - Marguerita Time

Nik Kershaw - I Won't Let The Sun Go Down

Lionel Richie - Running With The Night

UB40 - Many Rivers To Cross

Slade - My Oh My

David Grant - Rock The Midnight

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon

Kirsty MacColl - Terry

, Adam Ant - Strip

David Essex - You're In My Heart

Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - Islands In The Stream

Roland Rat Superstar - Rat Rapping

Elton John - Cold As Christmas (In The Middle Of The Year)

Flying Pickets - Only You

Star Choice - Roddy Frame (Aztec Camera)

Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - My Head Is My Only House Unless It Rains

Front Cover:

Nick Rhodes and John Taylor (Duran Duran)

Centre Spread:


Back Cover:



Pop Stars And Their Children




Nik Kershaw

Paul Young

Tina Turner

Duran Duran

Status Quo

Robert Smith

Adam Ant

Thumb Gallery exhibition

F-1 Electric

Personal File - Mick Talbot


Paul Young

Robert Smith



Singles: Dave Rimmer


Tom Bailey

Big Country

Lionel Richie

George Michael

Annie Lennox



Curt Smith and David Jensen


Gary Kemp

Boy George

Joan Rivers

Level 42

Jeremy Haysi

Poison Girls

Stevie Wonder

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall

Claire Grogan

Leee John

Roddy Frame

Adam Ant

Jamie Lee Curtis

Ozzy Osbourne

Noddy Holder


Martin Scorcese

Dave Stewart

Olivia Newton-John

Spheres Of Celestial Influence

The Berserk Crocodies

Adam Ant - Strip

Status Quo - Marguerita Time

Kool & The Gang - Straight Ahead

UB40 - Many Rivers To Cross

UB40 - Tyler

Will Powers - Smile

Luther Vandross - I’ll Let You Slide

Rod Stewart - Sweet Surrender

ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

John Du Prez - Oh My Papa

Robert Plant - In The Mood

George Clinton - Nubian Nut

The Four Corners - Standing On The Corner

Irene Cara - Why Me?

Gina Lamour - Move Over Darling

Tears For Fears - The Way You Are

The Raincoats - Animal Rhapsody

Bucks Fizz - Rules Of The Game

Edgar Winter - Frankenstein 1984

Dislocation Dance - Show Me

Def Leppard - Too Late For Love

Haywoode - Single Handed

Billy Joel - Tell Her About It


Mark Steels
Josephine Hocking
Ian Birch
Lola Borg
Peter Martin
Linda Duff

Tracey Ullman - You Broke My Heart In 17 Places

King Kurt - Ooh Wallah Wallah

Status Quo - Back To Back

D. Greenfield & J. J. Burnel - Fire & Water

Einsturzende Neubaten - Drawings Of O.T.

Alien Sex Fiend - Who’s Been Sleeping In My Brain

Captain Sensible - The Power Of Love


Three Wise Men (XTC)

Santa Claus & The Christmas Trees

Mike Morton Orchestra

Free-Flying Bagoudis

Mike Love

Jingle Belles

Paul French;

Seven Mills School Choir

Robert Sleigh

Bill Stickers


Dennis Waterman & George Cole

Elton John


Culture Club

Thompson Twins





Street Sounds

Paul McCartney

Charlie Gillet


Spandau Ballet


Hazel O'Connor

Colour Me Pop


Danny & The Mongoose Boys


The Alarm


My Six Favourite Expressions - Steve Wright


Joan Armatrading (33)

Steve Askew (26)

Jermaine Jackson (29)

Dionne Warwick (42)

Andy Peebles (35)

Nick Beggs (22)

Benny Andersson (37)

Simon Bates (36)

Linton Beckles (28)

Sarah Dallin (22) 

Keith Richards (40)

Maurice White (42)

Limahl (25)

Fan Clubs:

The Cure

Status Quo

Duran Duran

Simple Minds

Get Smart

Status Quo

Shakin' Stevens

Boy George

Rose Royce

A Taste Of Honey

Nick Heyward

Cozy Powell


The Bluebells


Midge Ure

Nights Out

Ozzy Osbourne - Birmingham (Mark Steels)

Cabaret Voltaire - Sheffield (Claire Sheaff)

Shakin’ Stevens - London (Lisa Anthony)

The Smiths - London (Don Perretta)


This Issue also came with the Third Token for a Free 1984 Poster Calendar.

To see more on that click the link below

Poster Calendar


Kim Wilde - Catch As Catch Can Album

Duran Duran - Seven And The Ragged Tiger Album

Malcolm McLaren - Duck For The Oyster Single

The Dance Decade 1973-1983 Album Box Set

Spandau Ballet - Over Britain Video

Krull Film

Eurythmics - Touch Album

This Are 2 Tone Compilation Album

Street Sounds Compilation Album

Tracey Ullman - You Broke My Heart In 17 Places Album

Status Quo - Marguerita Time Single

Culture Club - Colour By Numbers Album

Culture Club - Victims Single and Tour

White Door - Windows Album

Slade - My Oh My Single

Adam Ant - Strip Single

Now That's What I Call Music Video

UB40 - Live Video

Heaven 17 - Industrial Revolution Video

PIL - Live Video

Japan - Oil On Canvas Video

Duran Duran Photo Prints

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Nocturne Video

Paul McCartney - Pipes Of Peace Single


Happy Reading