NME Magazine 10 February 1979 Stranglers Joe Jackson Elvis Costello Frank Zappa sham 69 Sid Vicious
NME Magazine 10 February 1979
This Issue Features: the Stranglers JJ Burnel 3.5 page interview, Joe Jackson interview, Jimmy Pursey quits Sham 69, TV Personalities where's Bill Grundy now, article on Rough Trade records, Sid Vicious dead by Neil Spencer.
Full Page Adverts: incredible shrinking Dickies, Steve Hillage, 20 of another kind, Frank Zappa half page tour advert.
Record Reviews:singles reviewed by John Cooper Clarke include the Only Ones, Monochrome Set, the Flies, Bee Gees, Distractions etc. Stiff Little Fingers inflammable material extensive review, Bill Nelson, John Mayall, Tangerine Dream, Cameo, Nazareth.
Gig Reviews: Cheap Trick Liverpool, Elvis Costello Hammersmith palais, The Tourists Hope and Anchor, Neon Hearts at the Marquee, Horslips at Hammersmith ODEON.
New Musical Express magazine (later shortened to NME) was first published in 1952 and ran for 66 years. NME magazine covered most musical genre's from 1950s Jazz to Rocknroll, 1960's Beat and Folk,1970's glam, progressive rock, heavy rock, punk, new wave, acid house, grunge, britpop etc eventually ceasing publication in March 2018 when it moved to an online subscription only. Vintage back issues of NME make great gifts or as music collectibles they make an interesting archive of music history.
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