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 May, 1969 edition.
So what's in this issue?
For starters, a great cover photo of Eric Clapton with Dick Heckstall-Smith and Roland Kirk! Also, photos from the TV show supersession at which this pic was taken
Blodwyn Pig- feature article
Savoy Brown - feature article
Player of the Month - Terry Sylvester of The Hollies
Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Band writes his own column
Ben E. King- feature article
The Chambers Brothers- feature article
The Joshua Light Show
Andromeda - rare article
Glen Campbell - feature articlre
Desmond Dekker - rare article on this recently deceased artist
A&R man Mickie Most
Taj Mahal- feature article
Junior's Eyes - rare feature article
Album reviews include Spooky Tooth, Keef hartley Band, Poet And the One Man Band and more
The latest news, LP reviews, equipment ads and info and more .
Condition - this is in Very Good Plus 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 slightly bumped corner, light cover crease plus typical corner, edge, spine and cover wear. Nothing to detract from its readability or your enjoyment.