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, 1968 edition.
So what's in this issue?
For starters, a great cover photo of The Hollies, PLUS feature article!
Jimi Hendrix - 2 page article, "Jimi Now A King In His Own Country". True fans will want this one!
Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees - "It's The Song, Not The Group", feature article with photo of the 5 piece lineup.
Alan Bown - Player of the Month.
Pretty Things - "Tours Harm Things Hits". article and photo
The Mike Smith Column - Mike writes from America, on a DC5 tour
Gary Brooker of Procol Harum - feature article
The Easybeats - GREAT full page feature article on this tremendous band
The Sun Dragon - rare article on this rather obscure duo
American Groups Are Happening - includes Arthur Lee and Love, The Byrds, Doors, and Association
The Paper Dolls - 1 page feature
The Sam Gopal Dream - feature article
The Kinks - Then and Now. Great full page feature article.
Honeybus - "What's Their Secret?", rare full page article on this tremendous band
Simon Dupree - feature article
The Small Faces - 2 page feature on the vital moments in their career
Instrumental News - column with news and info, including items on Tony Rivers and the Castaways, T Rex and more
Record Reviews include The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds, Amen Corner, Jefferson Airplane and more
The latest news, 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 wear as might be expected of an item of this vintage including a a discreet ink marking to cover plus corner, spine, edge and cover wear as can be seen in the photos (PLEASE see photos). Nothing to detract from its readability or your enjoyment.