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21 Vintage Covers Of "Smash Hits" Magazine

Founded in 1978, Smash Hits was the UK’s rad, alternative answer to pop music magazines of the time. Though the print edition ended in 2006, we can still admire the older editions as cataloged by the awesome archive site, Like Punk Never Happened.

1.

Elvis Costello
February 1979

2.

Depeche Mode
January 21 - February 3, 1982

3.

David Bowie
May 17 - 31, 1979

4.

Joe Strummer
December 25, 1980 - January 7, 1981

5.

Debbie Harry
August 6 - 19, 1981

6.

The Human League
December 10 - 24, 1981

7.

The Police
February 7 - 20, 1980

8.

Bob Marley
August 7 - 20, 1980

9.

Duran Duran
October 15 - 28, 1981

10.

Siouxsie Sioux
May 1-14, 1980

11.

Adam Ant
June 11 - 24, 1981

12.

Billy Idol
May 3 - 16, 1979

13.

Kate Bush
May 15 - 28, 1980

14.

The Buggles
February 21 - March 5, 1980

15.

Bob Geldof
October 18 - 31, 1979

16.

The Pretenders
January 10-23, 1980

17.

The Specials
September 6 - 19, 1979

18.

Kim Wilde
May 28 - June 10, 1981

19.

The Buzzcocks
July 26 - August 8, 1979

20.

Gary Numan
October 2 - 15, 1980

21.

Rod Stewart
February 8 - 21, 1979

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