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Where was Marilyn? Where was Steve Norman? Where was Tom Bailey? Where was Phil Oakey? Where was Mark OToole? Where was Billy Idol? Where was Ian McCulloch? Where was Barry Grant?

I am, of course, referring to the results of the No.1 Pin-Up section of the readers poll.

Not one of the gorgeous guys mentioned above were featured in it— its an absolute disgrace. Isnt there ever going to be any justice?

D. Lewis, Swansea.

Answers are a) at a party, b) in bed (possibly his own), c) à Paris, d) in an electric dream, e) playing quilts with Ped, f) in New York, g) watching Liverpool at home (hes got a big front room), h) gone. OK?


Mark OToole, heres a poem to you cos youre brill.

I know I cannot have you

Cos youre someone elses man

I cannot love and kiss you

Like someone special can

I cannot let my eyes light up

At the mention of your name

I know I cannot have you

But I love you all the same.

A Fly On The Wall.

This is a beautiful poem and were sure Mark will send you some flowers, Miss Fly. A spray, perhaps…


Dearest beloved No.1. Can I take a moment to congratulate Frankie on their most wondrous deed of covering Sun reporter Martin Dunn in popcorn.

Actually, if you look closely at the photo Gene Kelly is also throwing popcorn, but I suppose The Sun overlooked that because after ruining other pop personalities it must be Frankies turn I guess.

Julie, Christchurch, Boumemouth.

No.1 says—pity It was only popcorn.


This weeks random readers chart and winner of a £5 record token.

  1. DO THEY KNOW ITS CHRISTMAS Band Aid
  2. LAST CHRISTMAS Wham
  3. LIKE A VIRGIN Madonna
  4. THE POWER OF LOVE Franks Goes To Hollywood
  5. NELLIE THE ELEPHANT The Toy Dolls

Sarah Corneas. Chingford. London

This weeks coupon is on page 14.