Smash Hits

Issue: 04 - 17 October 1979, Squeeze cover [1]

Features: Stiff Little Fingers, Quadrophenia (movie), John Peel, Gary Numan tour,

Bitz: Specials album, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark single, Making Plans For Nigel, Ruts, Boomtown Rats, Undertones tour dates. Mekons and Selecter single releases and tours. Fast Product 12"

Lyrics: Video Killed The Radio Star, Them Heavy People, Dreaming (Blondie), Making Plans For Nigel, Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough, Whatever You Want,

Singles: (reviews by Chris Difford (Squeeze).

Albums: Off The Wall, Eat To The Beat, Regatta De Blanc

Dates. see page

Centrespread: Sex Pistols

Back cover: Ian Dury

Ads: The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Smash Hits, October 4, 1979 - p.01 Squeeze cover

Top of the Pops

1979-10-04 RT TV listings 1
  1. (16) Madness – The Prince  (And Charts)
  2. (42) XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
    XTC Making plans for Nigel (Audio enhanced) 4th October 1979 Top of The Pops

    XTC Making plans for Nigel (Audio enhanced) 4th October 1979 Top of The Pops

  3. (2) Blondie – Dreaming  (Video)
  4. (54) Matumbi – Point Of View
  5. (6) Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star  (Video)
  6. (21) Sad Café – Every Day Hurts
  7. (24) Squeeze – Slap And Tickle
    Squeeze - Slap and Tickle (TOTP)

    Squeeze - Slap and Tickle (TOTP)

  8. (11) Kate Bush – Them Heavy People  (Danced To By Legs & Co)
  9. (8) Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone  (Video)
  10. (27) The Jags – Back Of My Hand
  11. (28) Lena Martell – One Day At A Time
  12. (1) The Police – Message In A Bottle  (Video)
  13. (12) Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind  (And Credits)


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