Smash Hits, January 5, 1984

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The Big One

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It was a bit of a get-together at London's Apollo Theatre the other week. The show, organised by Bill Bachley and actress Susannah York in aid of various peace charities, was called "The Big One," and even that was putting it a little mildly. Hazel O'Connor, Mari Wilson, Ian Dury and a host of actors and writers too numerous to mention all, er, did their stuff. Elvis Costello and Paul Weller — snapped here plotting and planning during rehearsals — performed separately but Costello joined The Style Council on stage to do a version of his "Ever Changing Moods." The Alarm and U2 — who topped the bill — did their individual bits too, but Mike Peters teamed up with Bono to play Bob Dylan's "Knocking On Heaven's Door." There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

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Smash Hits, January 5 - 18, 1984

Smash Hits reports on The Big One, Anti-Cruise Missile benefit concert, December 18, 1983, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London.


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Photo by Andrew Catlin.
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