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Australian music magazine. International charts and local music news. This legendary Australian rock music magazine appeared in the late 60s and continued to be published into the early 70s. It started out with an international focus but soon became the indispensable chronicle of local scene. It not only features the Australian and international charts, gig listings and record reviews, it also contains some of the whackiest ads ever: ‘teen bras’, ‘mind-expanding incense’, ‘inflatable armchairs’ and ‘bikinis by mail’. If that’s not enough, there’s the pull-out colour poster, there’s Molly Meldrum working as a roving reporter (when he was still called Ian and had hair!) and Wendy Saddington (‘Australia’s first rock superstar’) has her own Agony Aunt column. Trumpeting teen power, the sexual revolution and psychedelic enlightenment this is a unique homegrown document to Australia’s cultural upheaval in this era. All this in a newspaper-style semi-colour format – it’s got the lot.

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