Issue 4 | June 2022
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Superstar of the ‘80s Rick Astley appears on the cover of the June 2022 issue of Retro Pop, celebrating the 35th anniversary of his debut album ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’.
Ahead of the release of a deluxe double-disc anniversary edition of the record, Rick looks back on his time at The Hit Factory and reveals how Pete Waterman spent a year grooming him to become the perfect pop star.
He stands alongside pop royalty, as we dive deep into ‘a-ha: The Movie’ with filmmaker Thomas Robsahm and catch up with Propaganda stars Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag, who are set to release their first album together in three decades.
Also featured, sibling trio Hanson share how three solo projects became the group’s new studio album, coinciding with their 30th anniversary; singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti talks recreating the sounds of his childhood summers with the help of Nile Rodgers and John Oates on ‘Europiana: Encore’; and Bright Light Bright Light celebrates a decade of pop perfection, revealing how he’s managed to work with Cher, Elton John, Bananarama and others - all without the backing of a record label!
Plus, get clued up on the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with our 18-page mega-feature, running through all 40 entries and featuring exclusive interviews with 1981 Bucks Fizz winners Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston, and the United Kingdom’s most recent victor, Love Shine a Light singer Katrina Leskanich.
All that and more in the latest issue of Retro Pop!