Star Hits was a fairly short-lived riff on the hugely popular British music magazine, Smash Hits… and I loved it. Here are seven different Star Hits covers — all that apparently remain from my own personal collection.
Holidays 1984: Wham!
Plus Scandal, Hall & Oates, Prince, Boy George & U2
February 1984: Duran Duran
Plus Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Rolling Stones, Pat Benatar & Stray Cats
May 1984: The Police
Plus Van Halen, Duran Duran, Culture Club, John Cougar Mellencamp, Thomas Dolby & Cyndi Lauper
September 1984: Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran
Plus Boy George, The Pretenders, Human League, Cars and Huey Lewis & The News
December 1984: Madonna
Plus David Bowie, Prince, U2, Wham, Duran Duran, Prince & Cyndi Lauper
May 1985: John Taylor of Duran Duran
Plus Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Wham & Madonna
March 1988: George Michael
Plus Robert Smith/The Cure, U2, Billy Idol, INXS, Hurrah!, Depeche Mode & Bananarama