I so far have not pursued the purchase of original magazines from the 1970’s but it has been on my mind for a while as many of the articles are not online or only as a paid subscription – like that copy of Circus magazine, to see if really mentions the first Pink Floyd bootleg.
There is, for example a longer story in Harper’s Monthly, January 1974 with a 4 page article called The bootleg blues by Ed Ward [viewing this article would otherwise require a $40 annual online subscription]. I have also been researching which issue of Esquire had the Scott Johnson interview (Rubber Dubber) in it and if I find that out, will put that on my list.
My suggestion would be if anyone wants to contribute and send me a couple of $s to my PayPal account, you would receive a scan of the article as well, as soon as I have obtained the magazine.
Our first target would be to raise $16.60 this week to buy a copy of Harper’s. A new copy of the October ’71 issue of Circus is also offered but I find it too expensive at almost $30. Funds received in excess of the target will be used for the next purchase.
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