Beat Instrumental Magazine is one of the great U.K. music publications. Unlike typical fan magazines which focused on the personalities of the artists, it devoted itself to the more technical side of the pop music world. Still artist driven, its emphasis was on musicianship, songwriting, performing, recording and innovations in equipment, carving a niche for itself that made it unique.
No other publication at the time was taking pop seriously and producing an intelligent and informative chronicle of its times. With its exclusive interviews, terrific articles and wonderful photos it is always fascinating and fun to read. True music fans will love Beat Instrumental!
This is the December, 1969 edition.
So what's in this issue? Articles and features on:
Joe Cocker - on the cover
Chistine McVie - feature article written when she was still Christine Perfect, before joining Fleetwood Mac
Manfred Mann Chapter Three - feature article
The Hollies - feature article, "Consistent Standards Gain Wider Audiences For Hollies"
Jeff Beck - feature article
Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green - great full page feature article
Soft Machine - great feature article on this wonderful band
Mighty Baby - feature article
P.P. Arnold - feature article with fetching photo
Ian Kewley - Player Of The Month
The Scaffold - feature article
Jon Hiseman writes his own column PLUS...
Colosseum - feature article
Ten Years After - feature article
Jethro Tull - feature article
Buddy Rich in the Profile feature
Mike Hart - feature article on this former member of Liverpool's Roadrunners
In The Studio feature includes Marc Bolan and T Rex and more
Stateside Report includes The Band, Jefferson Airplane, Flying Burrito Brothers and more
Instrumental News includes David Bowie with his stylophone and more
Record reviews include Terry Reid, Captain Beefheart, Ark 2 with Phil Collins, Soft Machine, Arthur Lee and Love, Judy Henske and Jerry Yester and more
The latest news, equipment ads .
Condition - this is in Very Good condition, complete and intact with no cutouts or missing pages. There is some typical wear as can be seen in the photos (PLEASE see photos) and as might be expected of an item of this vintage including some cover creases, staining to 1 page, creases to another plus typical corner, edge, spine and cover wear. Nothing to detract from its readability or your enjoyment.