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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.

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Elvis Costello February 1979

Elvis Costello

February 1979

2.

Depeche ModeJanuary 21 - February 3, 1982

Depeche Mode

January 21 - February 3, 1982

3.

David BowieMay 17 - 31, 1979

David Bowie

May 17 - 31, 1979

4.

Joe StrummerDecember 25, 1980 - January 7, 1981

Joe Strummer

December 25, 1980 - January 7, 1981

5.

Debbie HarryAugust 6 - 19, 1981

Debbie Harry

August 6 - 19, 1981

6.

The Human LeagueDecember 10 - 24, 1981

The Human League

December 10 - 24, 1981

7.

The PoliceFebruary 7 - 20, 1980

The Police

February 7 - 20, 1980

8.

Bob MarleyAugust 7 - 20, 1980

Bob Marley

August 7 - 20, 1980

9.

Duran DuranOctober 15 - 28, 1981

Duran Duran

October 15 - 28, 1981

10.

Siouxsie SiouxMay 1-14, 1980

Siouxsie Sioux

May 1-14, 1980

11.

Adam AntJune 11 - 24, 1981

Adam Ant

June 11 - 24, 1981

12.

Billy IdolMay 3 - 16, 1979

Billy Idol

May 3 - 16, 1979

13.

Kate BushMay 15 - 28, 1980

Kate Bush

May 15 - 28, 1980

14.

The BugglesFebruary 21 - March 5, 1980

The Buggles

February 21 - March 5, 1980

15.

Bob GeldofOctober 18 - 31, 1979

Bob Geldof

October 18 - 31, 1979

16.

The PretendersJanuary 10-23, 1980

The Pretenders

January 10-23, 1980

17.

The SpecialsSeptember 6 - 19, 1979

The Specials

September 6 - 19, 1979

18.

Kim WildeMay 28 - June 10, 1981

Kim Wilde

May 28 - June 10, 1981

19.

The BuzzcocksJuly 26 - August 8, 1979

The Buzzcocks

July 26 - August 8, 1979

20.

Gary NumanOctober 2 - 15, 1980

Gary Numan

October 2 - 15, 1980

21.

Rod StewartFebruary 8 - 21, 1979

Rod Stewart

February 8 - 21, 1979