ABBA announce brand new ‘virtual and live experience’ set to take place in 2018


Nearly 35 years after their last public performance together, the members of ABBA are preparing to give their fans around the world what millions of them have long dreamed of but considered impossible – a new entertainment experience from the Swedish pop legends. The band are currently playing their cards close to their chest and [...]

Pete Burns 1959 – 2016

Pete Burns

Pop icon Pete Burns died on 23 October, he was 57. The Dead Or Alive singer passed away suddenly after suffering a cardiac arrest. “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star,” read a statement from his management. “He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he [...]

Free choice of CD when you subscribe!


  When you subscribe to Classic Pop this Christmas, you can choose a FREE CD – either Digging Your Scene or Can you Feel It What a great Christmas present to treat yourself or someone else to! And subscriptions make the perfect Christmas gift, lasting all year round. Choose your CD: Digging Your Scene:  a collection of classic 12” remixes straight [...]

One Hit Wonders: The Normal – Warm Leatherette (1978)


The Normal was, of course, the alias of Mute Records founder Daniel Miller. Their sole single nominally featured TVOD as its A-side, but it was the blank robotic chill of Warm Leatherette which proved Miller’s point that anyone could write a great song on a then-new cheap synthesiser. Although the song has since been covered [...]

Depeche Mode Announce Global Tour in Support of New Album, Spirit

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Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide [...]

Win! 10x Copies of the New Shakatak Album!


Eighties jazz-funkers Shakatak are back with their first album since 2014’s On The Corner – and we’ve got 10 copies to give away. Their new studio effort Times And Places finds the veteran London band back on fine form. The 15-track LP includes Cuban influences, some peak-period Stevie Wonder-style soul, and traditional retro pop. To [...]

Win! 15x Copies of Demon’s Twelve Inch Eighties: Digging Your Scene

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There’s more 12” action this issue with a second 3-CD collection from Crimson Productions. Digging Your Scene is a collection of classic 12” remixes lifted straight from the edge of the Eighties featuring 30 superb tunes from the likes of Dead Or Alive, The Blow Monkeys, Hall & Oates, Thompson Twins and Deacon Blue. To [...]

Win! 15x Copies of Demon’s 3-CD Release Twelve Inch 80s: You Feel It

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Twelve Inch Eighties is the successful triple-pack CD range by Crimson Productions, compiling extended alternate mixes of some of the biggest hit singles of the decade. These carefully selected titles across the range bring together the finest pop, dance and disco, amongst other genres, in all their full 12” single glory. Can You Feel It [...]

Lost & Found: Persuasion – Adam Ant (1992)


After the reissues and tours for the first two Adam And The Ants albums, Adam Ant’s next project is to be a brand new album to follow 2013’s Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter. But, one day soon, Ant is determined to finally release his great lost funk album. Shortly [...]

Bros 2017 Reunion Show Announced for 30th Anniversary

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One of the biggest pop acts of the 80s have announced their reunion – marking their 30th Anniversary. On Wednesday, October 5th, a reconvened Bros revealed they will be playing London’s 02 Arena on August 19th, 2017. The show looks set to be one of the highlights of the gig-going year. “Bros has been part [...]