Look-In Magazine 1982
By Mark Nobes
Look-In magazine No.5 week ending 16 Jan 1982 featuring the novelty ska/2 Tone band Bad Manners, who's biggest hit was the No.3 "Can Can" in 1981. In 1982, they reached the top ten for the last time with the single "My Boy Lollipop" (Originally "My Girl Lollipop"), which reached No.9 in the UK. You'll notice that the cover price at this time was 18p.
British ice skaters Janye Torvill and Christopher Dean - poster from Look-In Number 8 - 20 Feb 1982.
Issue No 10 (6 March 1982) featuring Danger Mouse and Penfold, Dollar interview and centre pin-up poster. This very British cartoon was hugely popular with kids, and featured the voices of two iconic comedy actors, David Jason and Terry Scott.
Tight Fit appear on the front cover of issue number 36 (4 September 1982). Their single "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" reached No.1 in the UK on 6th March 1982. Note the price, which has risen from 18p to 20p.
Look-In Number 46 (13 Nov 1982) featuring pop star Toyah Willcox and footballer Kevin Keegan. Toyah's biggest hits were in 1981, but in '82, she still managed to stay in the pop limelight with the singles "Brave New World" (#21) and "Be Proud, Bew Loud (Be Heard) #30. Her album "The Changeling" entered the UK album charts at No.6 on 13th June 1982, which was also it's highest position.
Reggae Pop band Musical Youth appeared on the front cover of Issue 50 of Look-In week ending December 11 1982. It was in this year that the reggae band reached no.1 with "Pass The Dutchie".
This is a CHiPs comic strip from the 6th Nov 1982 issue. The American TV series starred Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox as two motorcycle police officers from the California Highway Patrol.