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WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND? WRITE TO ONE TO 1, ROOM 304, COMMONWEALTH HOUSE, 1–19 NEW OXFORD STREET, LONDON WC1A 1NG. THE WRITER OF THE BEST LETTER WINS A £5 RECORD TOKEN.
Just wanted to say how fantastic your mag is! I love Culture Club and Boy George. Thanks for putting so much in No.1 about them. The articles are really good. Please keep them coming. Thanks a lot.
Clair, Auckland, New Zealand.
How sweet. A nice, friendly little letter to lull you all into a false sense of well being before the nasty but interesting stuff gets going.
To Mark O’Toole
Mark you are my No. 1
So’s Paul and Holly
But you’re more fun.
I love you so, I can’t deny
You have such lovely sparkling eyes
I have all your records
12 inchers too,
Carnage versions, ooh!
Mark I think you’re really hunky.
Love, Mark’s Earring, Peterborough, Cambs.
We showed your poem to Ted Hughes, so called Poet Laureate, and believe us he was really quaking in his green wellies.
Just like to say thanks to Frankie vor the most fab concert ever (December 22). My mate and I were right at the front and they really teased us.
Holly: you are my fave. The most gorgeous person I’ve ever seen.
Paul: You really area master dancer (you’ve got a gorgeous body).
Mark: Those kecks you wore for the concert do loads for yer and for me too.
Nash: Thanks for throwing orange all over me, it was lovely.
Ped: Keep on grinning, it suits ya.
Nice one, people!!!
The Two Frankies, Liverpool.
Nothing like being covered in sticky orange, is there?
In your recent interview with Tony Hadley and John Taylor they discussed amongst other things, the miners’ strike. While commiserating with their cause, Mr Hadley stated that “it was wrong of them not to have a national ballot”.
But they did hold one, the result of which was that, should the Coal Board threaten to close 20 pits with the loss of some 20,000 jobs (as they are now doing) then the majority would be willing to strike.
He also stated that the strike has become a “personal issue” between Arthur Scargill and Ian MacGregor. This is only what the Tory-based media would like us to believe.
I was surprised that John Taylor had also been so easily indoctrinated, especially as he is one person always advising us not to believe what we read in the press. The miners are striking to save their livelihoods, but then I suppose someone as well off and detached from reality as John Taylor wouldn’t understand this.
A Striking Miners’ Supporter, London, NW1.
This letter is from the blonde with the blue dress at the December 23 Spandau concert in Bournemouth. I came all the way from Belgium just to see your group but before the concert I wondered why all the girls were crazy over you and not over gorgeous Martin or Gary.
But now, whenever I meet a girl who has fallen for Tony Hadley, I admire their wisdom and taste. You made the blisters on my feet and calluses on my hands worth every penny.
Thank you for treating me so special! I felt the luckiest girl in that whole anonymous crowd. You’re a sweet dear and beat airhead Martin and cold Gary anyday.
A Fellow Gemini, Pagan, Belgium.
Blisters! Calluses! Why didn’t you catch the ferry like everyone else, you daft ha’porth?
Why not have something on The Hollies once in a while? They’re still around, you know.
But keep up the good work. I loved Frankie in America!
Shavia, Muscat, Oman.
‘Fraid you’ve been misinformed, Holly’s now lead singer with FGTH.
I’d like to comment on the results of I the No.1 readers’ poll. Why do the same groups get to the top every year? Wham, Duran, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet.
I for one would like to see newcomers in their place—
My wally of the year would be a tie between George Michael, Simon Le Bon, Gary Kemp and Boy George.
A Morrissey Fan Who Doesn’t Like People Who Slag Him Off.
This looks suspiciously like Johnny Marr’s practised scrawl.
Is this a pretty sight or not? Various No.1 staffers in a state not a million miles removed from total inebriation play pass the parcel at the office party while George Michael (centre) struggles to get to the exit.
I must say I was very disappointed I with your Christmas issue. It was alright as opposed to being completely good.
Did you do an article on George Michael? No! Did we see snapshots of the office party? No!
I was looking forward to seeing you lot drunk, though I am informed it is not a pretty sight.
I’d love to know what you lot look like.
The White Polish That George Michael Puts On His Teeth.
Don’t just bottle it up! If you’ve got a message for your loathed one, stick it on a piece of paper and send it to Poison Arrow, No.1, Room 304, Commonwealth House, 1–19 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1NG.
Tina Turner the sexiest granny around? Who are these males that chase after this tasteless bit of leatherclad skirt? Or whatever it is she wears. You couldn’t call those skimpy pieces of material she drapes around her middle a skirt!
What do men find attractive about her, this old age pensioner? What does she have that other females don’t? Perhaps it’s her flea-infested rug hair-do or the six inches of polyfilla she plasters on her face.
She can’t sing and she looks terrible. Come on, dear, quit the pop scene and take up knitting, ‘cos anything would be better than your constipated parrot-like screeching.
Jill & Wilson, Powys, Wales.
Maybe the chasing males like her personality? Her homemade lemonade? Her fudge brownies? The skimpy pieces of material she drapes around her middle?
This week’s random reader’s chart and winner of a £5 record token.Continue »
- DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS? Band Aid.
- THE RIDDLE Nik Kershaw.
- THE POWER OF LOVE FGTH.
- VALOTTE Julian Lennon.
- NELLIE THE ELEPHANT Toy Dolls
Mishelle Lawrie. Dunmurry. Belfast.
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