NME Magazine 18 August 1979 Patti Smith Led Zeppelin John Peel L.A. Punk Talking Heads
NME Magazine 18 August 1979
Main features: John Peel 2.3 pages, L.A. Punk in 76 2 pages, Mental blocks - on the road with the Blockheads, The Modettes. Blockheads
Half page features: Madness, Reggae round up, Quadrophenia review and half page advert,
Singles reviews: Rezillos, The Jam, Secret Affair, The Fall, the Buzzcocks, Penetration etc...
Album reviews: Talking Heads fear of music, Albert King, XTC drums and wires, Burning Spear,
Full page adverts: the Jam when you're young, Led Zeppelin in through the out door central pages, The Who Kids Are All Right film, XTC drums and wires.
Live gigs: Patti Smith in San Francisco, Ian Dury at Hammersmith Odeon, New Barbarians Knebworth, the Undertones at the Marquee, Stiff Little Fingers Hammersmith Palais, Kevin Coyne Queen Elizabeth Hall
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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 music history archive.
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