10/10/13

Magazines #39: '68-'86 Year by Year


Here's a fairly random collection of magazine covers starting from 1968 and ending in 1986.  I chose this time frame because this fairly accurately captures the boundaries Retrospace covers on a regular basis.  I also tried to avoid types of magazines which Retrospace posts on frequently: Detective mags, Girly mags, Action mags, Biker mags, Horror mags, and Humor mags.

And one last note: I could have easily gone through and posted People and Newsweek covers and it would've been a "memory lane" type of post. However, I try to tread in areas off the beaten path, so there's some odd ones in there, and several non-US periodicals.  But that's what makes it interesting (to me, anyway).  So, enjoy.




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1969

1970


1971


1972


1973


1974


1975


1976


1977


1978


1979

1980

1981


1982

1983


1984

1985

1986


1987

1988

9 comments:

  1. Apparently Liz Taylor was on the verge of death for thirty years, according to the tabs.

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  2. That teen magazine near the top is pure gold! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I remember that Words & Music with John & Yoko on the cover. Excellent! Words & Music was a pretty short lived music magazine, it only existed from about 19-1973 or so, but it was top notch. It had great articles. It's other claim to fame was that each issue contained actual sheet music and lyrics to several hit songs of the day. This would later become common in "guitar player" type magazines that came along, but those were much later.

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  4. New Times was a great magazine I haven't thought about in years.

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  5. Thanks for the Hot VWs one. Makes me want a new fixer upper Bug

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  6. I still have that "Natalie Lamp" body-painted National Lampoon.

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  7. I still have that "Natalie Lamp" body-painted National Lampoon.

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    1. That's when NL was still funny.

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    2. Jan Stephenson, "raggedy".
      Right...

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