Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Madonna’s debut album by browsing our special page with over 150+ scans and photographs of original articles, interviews, reviews and rare original memorabilia. Lots of incredibly rare stuff! Check it out HERE

I was there… when Madonna shot to stardom

In October 1983 I went backstage at the Camden Palace (now KOKO), a concert venue in London, with a couple of record company colleagues to tell one of our artists – a young woman called Madonna – that the 20-minute set she’d just performed had been really good. Actually, it was incredible. Back then Madonna was…