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Fabulous

Fabulous was a pop pin up magazine which was first published in January 1964. It changed its name in June 1966 to Fabulous 208, after a tie up with Radio Luxembourg, the commercial radio station which broadcast popular music into the UK in the 1960s. It ceased publication in September 1980.

The Rolling Stones: France Votes for Les Stones!

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, January 1964

It was no surprise to FAB when you voted in our own poll Mick Jagger, "Top Pop Singer of '64." And The Stones the top ...

The Beatles: The One Who Got Away

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, February 1964

PETE BEST is the Beatle who got away. The drummer who was replaced by Ringo Starr just before the boys hit the big time. What ...

Cilla Black, Lulu, Sandie Shaw: Cathy McGowan, Sandie Shaw, Cilla Black, Lulu: Screening the Girls

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, February 1964

SHE WANDERED into my office looking a bit vague — a tall, slender girl, with long, straight dark hair. Tinted glasses hid her lovely blue-grey ...

The Dave Clark Five: Teledate: Sylvia Stephens Talking to Dave Clark

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, February 1964

I LOVE IT when my telephone rings. Almost always it's someone exciting — Gerry, Adam, Bobby Rydell. Latest call was from one of the best ...

Cilla Black, Adrienne Posta: Fab's Keith is Knocked Out by 3 Swingin' Chicks: JBJ's most with it Top-of-the-Pop Pickers (and try and say it quickly)

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, March 1964

Each week millions of eager record buyers watch Juke Box Jury and they know three young girls who have a knack of picking hits, Adrienne ...

Johnny Hallyday: Jhon-Nee 'Alleeday

Report and Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, March 1964

Our Sylvia's French isn't so hot but she had lunch with the hottest thing in French Popbiz ...

Marty Wilde, The Rolling Stones, The Ronettes: The Rolling Stones, Marty Wilde, The Ronettes: No Guitar But Will Travel

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, April 1964

— says Fab's Keith on the road with The Rolling Stones... for kicks and pix... ...

The Beatles: Sshhh!!!!! Silence!!! Lights!!! Camera!!! Action!!! It's Those Beatles!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, May 1964

BEATLES HERE. Beatles there. Beatles tearing about everywhere, down at Twickenham film studios. I didn't expect any of them to have time for a chat, ...

Billy J. Kramer, Cilla Black, Gerry & The Pacemakers: Fab Gives Cilla a 21st Gig

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, May 1964

Cilla Black's a mighty popular popster and Fab fans of hers wrote in droves asking about Cilla's birthday. Since her 21st was coming up we just had to ...

The Beatles, George Harrison: Teledate: Sylvia Stephens talking to George Harrison

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, June 1964

Y'KNOW, I'D like to adopt George Harrison. (Sit down those girls who yelled "So would we.") I don't have a favourite Beatle, they're all FAB, ...

The Kinks: A Kookie Day with the Kinks

Report by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, July 1964

"WE'VE GOT a day off tomorrow," Pete (the kink!) said, washing his hair between shows at Brighton. "Why don't we go to Battersea Park Fun ...

The Mojos: Much Ado About Mojos

Profile and Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, July 1964

What a FABULOUS assignment! ...

The Beatles: Beatle Talk by Sylvia...

Report and Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, August 1964

"Actually," Paul McCartney said solemnly, "I've been married for three years." My eyes shot straight up through my McCartney type fringe. "Yes," he continued, still ...

The Swinging Blue Jeans: Follow That Tent...

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, August 1964

For "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun" read "Maddogs and Englishmen and The Swinging Blue Jeans and Keith Altham go out ...

The Mojos Horsing Around

Report by Keith Altham, Fabulous, August 1964

Fab's Keith has a hard day's afternoon at Windor races with the Mojos ...

Billy J. Kramer: Fab Says Happy Birthday Billy J.

Report by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, August 1964

It's Billy J's. 21st. What better excuse for a party? So we had one — and it was FAB. ...

Billy J. Kramer, Gene Pitney: Our Great Mate Gene Pitney

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, August 1964

I LEANED BACK in my chair and regarded my empty lunch plate with a satisfied smile. ...

Peter and Gordon: 12345678910: The Top 2 With Their Top 10 – Peter & Gordon

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, September 1964

"WE WANT numbers, mate," I explained to Peter Asher. Peter hasn't taken a year in philosophy and dabbled in psychology for nothing. He didn't bat ...

Marianne Faithfull: Yours Faithfully

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, October 1964

Fab's Keith says sad and simple folk songs are Marianne Faithfull's style — the girl with a natural flair... ...

Vicki Wickham's Pop Guide To London

Guide by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, October 1964

If you live in London or just come visiting — here's where to find the stars. ...

The Rolling Stones: Wow! It's The Stones On R.S.G.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, October 1964

FRIDAY morning — Ready, Steady, Go! day. I'm late again, so take a taxi to work to try to redeem myself. At Television House I say good-morning ...

The Beatles, John Lennon: John Lennon: Happy Birthday to the Head Beatle

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, October 1964

Although The Beatles have never officially had a leader, John Lennon has always been regarded as Beatle-boss because of his major role in their success. ...

The Beatles: Big Four on T.V.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, November 1964

"Hello, whack. What a rush, but we're here. Is there possibly anything to eat — we're starving?" It could only be The Beatles. ...

Marianne Faithfull: Teledate with Marianne Faithfull

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, December 1964

When Marianne Faithfull rang me up, we talked at first about the things all girls talk about when they natter on the 'phone. Then I asked the question ...

The Beach Boys: In The Space Age Will It Be Surf?

Report and Interview by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, January 1965

Will it be Surf in the Space Age? Well, The Beach Boys are pioneers of this new sound. They combine the satin-smooth feeling of the ...

Brenda Lee: The New Lee Scene

Interview by Keith Altham, Fabulous, February 1965

Keith Altham with the facts on the new Lee scene ...

The Beatles: The Fab Four Step On The Gas

Report by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, March 1965

Talk with any boy, and chances are he has a real interest in cars. And our pop star friends are certainly no exception! Brand new ...

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders: Guys & Dolls

Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, March 1965

"WHAT'S YOUR idea of a 'switched on' girl?" was the question I had come to ask Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders. To hear their answers, ...

The Hollies: Life with the Hollies

Report and Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, May 1965

A one-act play with five swinging scenes by FAB'S Stateside visitor NANCY LEWIS ...

Dusty Springfield, P.J. Proby, The Rolling Stones: Stars Come Out At Night On The Scene

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, May 1965

THE MUSIC has stopped. The stage lights are dimmed. The screaming fans have gone home. What happens to the pop stars when it's all over ...

Françoise Hardy, Tom Jones: Sylvia's Teledate with Tom Jones & Françoise Hardy

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, June 1965

WALES — the land of song. Yet when the FAB gang sat down and discussed how many pop singers we know who come from Wales, we only ...

P.J. Proby: P.J. Probe

Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, July 1965

To tell the truth, Nancy Lewis was a bit scared about meeting P. J. — the star who has been mixed up in so much ...

The Who: "That's My Kind of Girl" say The Who

Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, August 1965

by Fab's Stateside visitor NANCY LEWIS ...

Goldie & The Gingerbreads

Profile and Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, August 1965

When The Kinks toured Britain last May, another group on their show created quite a stir everywhere they went. Not surprising, considering they were four ...

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, The Birds, The Byrds, Jonathan King, Twinkle, Unit 4+2: The Fabulous Hallowe'en Party

Report by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, October 1965

Spooks, spirits and all sorts of scary things — that's what Hallowe'en is made of. Best way to avoid these frights is to get together with friends and have a party! So that's just what ...

Bert Jansch: One of the Roving Kind

Interview by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, November 1965

THE SCOTS Hoose is a pub in Cambridge Circus. But if you go upstairs any Tuesday evening, you might as well be a million miles ...

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