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TIME MAGAZINE COVERS

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Stated in Time, 18 July 1983, as a preview to the featured story :
“Rock is hot again and the resurgent David Bowie is setting the pace with a triumphant tour and a smash new album, Let’s Dance’. For the battered record industry it’s the first good news in years”
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The title of the cover story, featuring Aretha Franklin, in Time (28 June 1968), is ‘Lady Soul : Singing It Like It Is’
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The cover story, ‘Inside Pop Records’, is featured in Time, dated 12 February, 1973.
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The cover story, ‘Madonna : Why She’s Hot’, is featured in Time, dated 27 May, 1985. Stated as a preview to the featured story : ‘America’s sizzling new star. Madonna is a dancer, actress and fashion sprite, all glitz and glitter, with a take-it-or-leave-it personality that confronts the world head on.'

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TOP TEN POP MUSIC CHART 1959

ENGLAND

Printed in the British newspaper, The People, dated 19 July 1959, is list of ten best-selling "pop" records, compiled by "Melody Maker" weekly newspaper...

1. "Dream Lover" by Bobby Darin
2. "Battle of New Orleans" by Lonnie Donegan
3. "Living Doll" by Cliff Richard
4. "A Teenager In Love" by Marty Wilde
5. "Roulette" by Russ Conway
6. "Lipstick On Your Collar" by Connie Francis
7. "Personality" by Anthony Newley
8. "Peter Gunn / " Yep!" by Duane Eddy
9. "I've Waited So Long" by Anthony Newley
10. " A Teenager In Love" by Craig Douglas.

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GUITAR STOLEN GRETSCH 'WHITE FALCON' 1960

ENGLAND

Printed in the British newspaper, The Evening News, dated 1 May 1960, is a report of a guitar, Gretsch "White Falcon", stolen at a music shop ..

'Raider Grabs Prize Guitar'

One of the world's most expensive electronic guitars and the envy of "pop" groups was stolen by a West End smash-and-grab raider to-day.

The guitar, a hand-made Gretsch "White Falcon," with gold-plated controls, is valued at more than £500. It was snatched from the window of Sound City in Shaftesbury Avenue. It is one of the three in this country

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SHIRLEY BASSEY AT THE TALK OF THE TOWN 1963

Here is an advertisement from the British newspaper The Evening News (24 April 1963) promoting the concert of Shirley Bassey at the Talk Of the Town...

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EMI RECORD RELEASES AT CHRISTMAS 1963

In 1963, EMI Records were releasing the following records in the UK during the Christmas period ...

. Al Martino - "Sounds of Christmas"
. Ray Charles - "Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul"
. Ella Fitzgerald & Count Basie - "Ella & Basie!"
. Peggy Lee - "Mink Jazz"
. Bobby Vee & The Ventures - "Bobby Vee Meets The Ventures"
. Memphis Slim / Jimmy Reed / John Lee Hooker - "Preachin' The Blues"
. Acker Bilk - "From Acker With Love"
. Joe Loss and His Orchaestra - "Go Latin With Loss"
. Pepe Jaramille - "Mexican Pizza"
. Morcambe & Wise - "Mr Morcambe Meets Mr Wise"
. Adam Faith - "For You - Adam"
. Russ Conway - "Something For Mum"

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WILLIE NELSON ON COVER LIFE MAGAZINE 1983

Life magazine 1983 with feature story on singer/songwriter, Willie Nelson.

If anyone want this special issue of Life, the price is only AUD $10 [plus p&h]. Condition : Excellent. Size: large. 104 Pages.

Life magazine, apart from comprehensive articles, there is good photography and full page advertisements.

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BOOK COVERS

11 Books on Rock, Blues and Pop Music :

. Blues All Around Me : The Autobiography of B.B. King (1996)
. Speaking In Tongues : The Songs of Van Morrison (2005)
. Sting : Broken Music (2003)
. Magic Circles : Another Side of the Beatles (2003)
. The Kinks : Well Respected Men (1996)
. James Freud - I Am The Voice Left From Drinking (2002)
. Too Much Ain't Enough - The Authorised Biography of Jimmy Barnes (1993)
. Presley - Entertainer of the Century (1977)
. Bono On Bono - Conversations (2005)
. Black Vinyl White Powder (2007)
. The Bee Gees (1979)
. Joan Baez : And A Voice To Sing With - A Memoir (1987)

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