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14. Smash Hits

Smash Hits magazine was run from 52-55 Carnaby Street in the 1980s, and Nick Logan also started the Face from an office in the building. Smash Hits was a fortnightly pop music magazine, produced in colour and known for its irreverent humour and inclusion of song lyrics and imaginative photo shoots. The offices of Don Arden, who managed the Small Faces in the 1960s, were previously at this address and Kerrang! magazine followed Smash Hits.

The offices have recently undergone refurbishment and will soon be used as a design studio.

Previous image: Mark Ellen in the former Smash Hits offices, photograph by Richard Bevan 2013
Right: Smash Hits from 1987

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