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MUSIC MAGAZINES 1970-1973

The Strawbs' press heyday, from the discovery of Wakeman to the glitter/pop star days ...


SKYLINE 5, OCTOBER 1970

Tony Hooper and Rock Wakeman interviewed around the release of Antiques And Curios

CIRCUS, 1972

"When David Bowie blessed the Strawbs" - article from Grave New World period

SOUND72, 1972

This was a collecting booklet - the idea was you bought the booklet then collected the colour photos that match the black and white ones in the booklet and stuck them over the top. PG Tips cards for the music fan ...

STEREO REVIEW, 1972

Strawbs feature in J Marks' Hall of Obscurity published in December 1972 - given that early 1973 was to see them hit the single and album charts, as a predictor, he wasn't up to much .... other names touted for obscurity included Incredible String Band and Loudon Wainwright.

MUSIC LIFE, 1972 (JAPAN)

A thick tome with loads and loads of photos of anyone who was anyne in 1972. Nice pic of Strawbs from same photoshoot as Japanese covers of "Benedictus"

MELANIE, 1973

Another teenage girls mag, with a back cover poster of the glam'n'glitter Strawbs soon - I'd guess taken after Dave Lambert joined.

DIANA, 1973

In their glitter days, Strawbs rubbed shoulders with some unusual folk - this issue of UK teenage girls' mag Diana had Donny Osmond on the front and Strawbs on the back. Go figure ...

MUSIC SCENE, 1973

At the height of the glitter boom, the pullout page in the middle had pouting Strawbs on one side, and a quite accurate, informative article on the other

GUITAR, 1973

Tony Jasper interviews "Dave Lambert: Strawb"

GREAT LAKE, 1973

Bursting At The Seams period press coverage in Canada, thanks to Doug LeBlanc

POPSWOP, 1973

The idea of Popswop was that fans could swop albums and singles, so there were loads of swop listings in the back. Still, this edition had a nice green room shot of the Strawbs ...

LOOK IN, 1973

Little Jimmy Osmond on the cover, but Strawbs with canine friend made the inner spread poster, with an interview with John Ford to boot

SCREEN N HEARD, 1973 ?

Interview with Dave Lambert of the Strawbs

TARGET, NO 46, MARCH 1973

A UK weekly paper for boys - lots of film stuff, educational features and comic strips - and a feature on Strawbs with some infrequently seen pictures

LET IT ROCK, MARCH 1973

"The Strawbs' British Boogies" - article by Richard Howell. Elsewhere in the mag, a short review of "Part Of The Union".

STORY OF ROCK, PART 25, 1973

Inclusion in feature on "Rock's Second Division"

HISTOIRE DU ROCK, 1973

"Les problematique Strawbs", article in French on the late 1973 line-up and Hudson Ford by Robert Menhir




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