I love 1970/80’s music/movie magazines and fanzines made by entusiasts. They capture a moment in time when some of the now big bands where in their early stage of their careers.
Ryan Richardson have made a fantastic job scanning these old legendary magazines so you can download them from the websites he set up. Mr Richardson is one of the United States’ foremost collectors, archivists, and dealers of punk rock records and ephemera, as well as being the Internet saint who created free online archives of Star, Rock Scene, and Slash magazines. He also runned Fanzinefaves, a repository of various early punk zines as well as the exhaustive punk info blog Break My Face.
Boston Rock was a tabloid format entertainment magazine published in Boston, Massachusetts. Its focus, as stated on the cover was: fashion, style, and entertainment. The main focus was on the local music scene and indie rock. The first issue of Boston Rock was published in June 1980, and the final was reported in February 1987.
Bay Area’s Damage magazine was published between July 1979 and June 1981. Damage concentrated its coverage on the San Francisco and LA punk scenes, but also covered other underground music scenes.
New York based Punk Rock fanzine that released 14 issues between 1979 – 1982
1978 – 1985, Punk rock and the wierd performance world.
Rock Scene Magazine
A rock magazine that existed between 1973-1982. What set Rock Scene apart from other 70’s rock rags (Hit Parader, Creem, Circus) was their wholehearted embrace of punk in its earliest formations.
This was a punk rock-related fanzine published by Steve Samiof and Melanie Nissen in the United States from 1977 to 1980. The magazine was a large-format tabloid focused on the Los Angeles punk scene. With relatively wide distribution for a punk zine, Slashhelped bring the L.A. underground scene to the attention of the rest of the world. The fanzine also gave birth to Slash Records, an important punk record label.
A scandalous and short-lived 70’s teen magazine! The first issue of Star hit the stands in February 1973. With its over-the-top advice and irreverent coverage of LA’s teenage groupie scene, it wasn’t long before Petersen Publishing was feeling the heat from “concerned citizens”. Five issues and five months later, publication ceased.
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