I recently read Debbie Greenwood’s blog about her hot date with David Cassidy. It made me giggle but it also brought back memories of those old photo stories in magazines like ‘My Guy’ and ‘Jackie’.
Debbie mentioned Jackie magazine but I was a My Guy girl. I think it came out every Thursday and it was always so exciting to hear the letterbox rattle as my weekly fix arrived! It was even better if they included a free bangle or Wham bar on the cover.
The photo stories with the speech bubbles were the best, though. Wouldn’t it be funny to do a QVC photo story with familiar QVC faces? Maybe I’ll see what I can do…
I tell you another magazine I used to adore, ‘Smash Hits’. They used to print the lyrics to the songs in the charts, nowadays all you’d have to do is Google for them, but back in ‘the good ol’ days’ I couldn’t wait to scour the mag for my fave ’80s chart topping tunes.
Remember Five Star? Yazz? Brother Beyond? I loved UB40 and, to this day, they’re probably my favourite band and haven’t they stood the test of time?
I wish I’d kept some of those old magazines but I still have the memories clear as day, and would love to hear your memories of those days. So were you a Jackie or My Guy devotee and did you sing into your hairbrush, like me, thanks to lyrics in Smash Hits?
Can’t wait to hear from you!
Love Catherine x