Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 11 - 24, 1987

Smash Hits, February 11, 1987

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

January 28 - February 10, 1987

Smash Hits, January 28, 1987

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14 - 27, 1987

Smash Hits, January 14, 1987

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Top Of The Pops: With Thanks To Brian McCloskey

Top Of The Pops: Special Thanks To Brian McCloskey

I was surprised and delighted by the news that my name appeared on the end credits of The Story Of 1983, shown on BBC4 today.

I can't see the programme in the USA, but viewers in the UK can watch it here for the next month. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 31, 1986 - January 13, 1987

Smash Hits, December 31, 1986

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

December 17 - 30, 1986

Smash Hits, December 17, 1986

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 3 - 16, 1986

Smash Hits, December 03, 1986

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

November 19 - December 2, 1986

Smash Hits, November 19, 1986

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Saturday, November 5, 2016

November 5 - 18, 1986

Smash Hits, November 05, 1986

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22 - November 4, 1986

Smash Hits, October 22, 1986

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

October 8 - 21, 1986

Smash Hits, October 08, 1986

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 24 - October 7, 1986

Smash Hits, September 24, 1986

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 10 - 24, 1986

Smash Hits, September 10, 1986

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27 - September 9, 1986

Smash Hits, August 27, 1986

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

August 13 - 26, 1986

Smash Hits, August 13, 1986

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30 - August 12, 1986

Smash Hits, July 30, 1986 – p.01

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

July 16 - 29, 1986

Smash Hits, July 16, 1986

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Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2 - 15, 1986

Smash Hits, July 02, 1986

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 18 - July 1, 1986

Smash Hits, June 18, 1986

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

June 4 - 17, 1986

Smash Hits, June 4, 1986

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

May 21 - June 3, 1986

Smash Hits, May 21, 1986

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Voices Of Santa Monica: Brian McCloskey

Voices Of Santa Monica

In 2012 I was interviewed on Santa Monica City TV as part of a series of programmes made by local high school students, during the course of which I talked about growing up in Ireland, moving to the USA, wearing dresses and the origins of this Smash Hits archive; that part of the interview can be seen in this clip....just before we ran out of time....

Watch Part 1 of the interview here.

Watch Part 2 of the interview here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May 7 - 20, 1986

Smash Hits, May 7, 1986

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

April 23 - May 6, 1986

Smash Hits, April 23, 1986

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

April 9 - 22, 1986

Smash Hits, April 9, 1986

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 26 - April 8, 1986

Smash Hits, March 26, 1986 – p.01

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12 - 25, 1986

Smash Hits, March 12, 1986 – p.01

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Friday, February 26, 2016

February 26 - March 11, 1986

Smash Hits, February 26, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12 - 25, 1986

Smash Hits, February 12, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29 - February 11, 1986

Smash Hits, January 29, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 15, 2016

January 15 - 28, 1986

Smash Hits, January 15, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, January 1, 2016

January 1 - 14, 1986

Smash Hits, January 1, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, December 18, 2015

December 18 - 31, 1985

Smash Hits, December 18, 1985 – p.01

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

siliconchipsuperstar

siliconchipsuperstar: now available!

siliconchipsuperstar, the debut album by Peter Fitzpatrick​'s Circuit 3, featuring a collaboration with me on the track Ghost Machine, is now available to buy!

Order the limited edition vinyl LP/2xCD set and / or digital download here.

You can watch a video for Ghost Machine here.

Friday, December 4, 2015

December 4 - 17, 1985

Smash Hits, December 04, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, November 20, 2015

November 20 - December 3, 1985

Smash Hits, November 20, 1985 – p.01

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Friday, November 6, 2015

November 6 - 19, 1985

Smash Hits, November 06, 1985 – p.01

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes

Dear Mr. Kershaw Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes Dear Mr. Kershaw: A Pensioner Writes


Derek Philpott's book of hilarious letters to pop stars and their genuine replies is now available from Plane Groovy and Amazon!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween - Ghost Machine!


Ghost Machine: a song I co-wrote!

I wrote the lyric for Ghost Machine, a song on the upcoming album Siliconchipsuperstar by Circuit3; it has an early-eighties snythpop vibe, so I hope readers of Smash Hits will enjoy it.

You can listen to Ghost Machine and download it for free here.

And you can watch a video for the song here.

I should be *extremely* grateful if you can spare a few minutes to listen to this track - and share it with your friends.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ghost Machine: a song I co-wrote

Ghost Machine: a song I co-wrote!

I wrote the lyric for Ghost Machine, a song on the upcoming album Siliconchipsuperstar by Circuit3; it has an early-eighties snythpop vibe, so I hope readers of Smash Hits will enjoy it.

You can listen to Ghost Machine and download it for free here.

And you can watch a video for the song here.

I should be *extremely* grateful if you can spare a few minutes to listen to this track - and share it with your friends.

Friday, October 23, 2015

October 23 - November 5, 1985

Smash Hits, October 23, 1985

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Friday, October 9, 2015

October 9 - 22, 1985

Smash Hits, October 9, 1985

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Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25 - October 8, 1985

Smash Hits, September 25, 1985

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Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11 - 24, 1985

Smash Hits, September 11, 1985

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Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28 - September 10, 1985

Smash Hits, August 28, 1985

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Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14 - 27, 1985

Smash Hits, August 14, 1985

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Friday, July 31, 2015

July 31 - August 13, 1985

Smash Hits, July 31, 1985

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