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The Lairds of Bell street, NW1, Monsieurs Tim Lott and Barry Cain, formerly of Record Mirror, initiated their plans for World Domination, by devising and unleashing their madly unique parlour pop publication called Flexipop! onto the nation’s newsstands.
Looking more like a teenage girls’ magazine, such as “Jackie”, it nonetheless catered for those particular Pop Aficionados who both enjoyed photo-stories and the low down and sleaze on their musical heroes.
Flexipop! first appeared in Nov 1980 with the final issue #33 being published in July 1983, after being banned from the shelves of W H Smith, the apparent reason being too many gory photo-stories.
This proof shows one side: a total of eight pages, while the flip side accommodates an A1 poster.
As well as pop music, poster magazines also encompassed Railways, folding out to a classic locomotive.
Pop Annuals were much more substantial than poster mags; usually full colour and 36 pages.