You, You & You! Into the Top Ten.

You, You & You! though technically published in late 1981, was distributed to the trade in February 1982.  Thanks to good coverage on TV and Radio, in specialist publications and a full page review in NME, it got known.

The Alternative Bestseller list was an innovation of the London based weekly listings UUU Topo Ten002magazine City limits.  City Limits was co-operatively run by journalists who had worked for Time Out.  The owner Tom Elliott wanted to do away with the co-operative run nature of Time Out and – from memory – a bitter strike/lock-out followed.  Defeated, those jounalists who believed in the co-oprative led ethic started City limits in 1981.  For more details, see the Wikipedia entry City Limits (magazine).

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