Everyone is familiar with Madonna’s very first actual magazine cover: Island magazine from October 1983. She appeared on the front cover of an industry only magazine before in 1982 (Dance Music Report), but this was not a full cover. The very first time Madonna appeared on a back cover, was on this Billboard magazine from December 1983 (Barbra Streisand on front cover).

Warner Music advertised Madonna in full ‘A Star Is Born’ and they knew what they were talking about. This image has been added to the press section of The First Album promo tour