“In England, my image is still dodgy” proclaims George Michael, cover star of Q, in the summer of 1988.
Facing the wrath of Q in their “Who the hell ……..” column is Janet Street-Porter.
Prince gets four pages of the processes of his new album, with rumours of British dates in the summer of 1988.
Israeli singer Ofra Haza, billed as the “Yemenite Dancing Queen”, (her parents came from Yemen), gets a double page feature, focusing on her transformation from “Israel’s answer to Olivia Newton-John” to “The toast of the fasionable Western dancefloor” in the space of then years, following the success of her hit, Im Nin Alu.
In news, Paul McCartney announces plans to release an album exclusively in Russia, claiming “Many of my loyal fans are in the Soviet Union”, and James Brown has been arrested for attempted murder.
Bruce Springsteen has announced summer gigs at Wembley, Villa Park and Bramall Lane.
Formerly of 10CC, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme get a three page interview about their video making career, complete with a photo of them in their office, surrounded by videos, and a couple of MTV awards just lying in the background.
George Michael is interviewed as he begins a solo tour in Rotterdam, complaining that he doesn’t have the credibility in the UK that he has in the US, mainly due to him being associated with Wham!