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    Updated on Sep 12, 2012. Posted on Jun 13, 2012

    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