• How we made Smash Hits magazine

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    ‘We asked Jason Donovan questions in German. We called the singer of A-ha Morten Snorten Forten Horten. And when Chris de Burgh got dreary, we reduced the typeface' I was working in a record shop when a regular customer mentioned that Nick Logan was starting Smash Hits. I rang Nick and he said: “Can you come over tomorrow?” He'd put the first issues together on his kitchen table, but by the time I joined, in 1979, they'd just gone fortnightly and even had an office. The staff initially consisted of Nick's 19-year-old sister-in-law, Bev Hillier, young designer Steve Bush, who'd run a...
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