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 July, 1966 edition.
So what's in this issue?
For starters, a tremendous cover photograph of Paul McCartney, George Harrison and John Lennon in the studio. Wonder what song they're rehearsing?
Ronnie Lane of The Small Faces - Player Of The Month article
Jeff Beck of The Yardbirds -"Big Band For Jeff Beck?"
Tony Hicks of The Hollies - feature article, “Zealous Hollie”
Record Producer Mike Leander
The Alan Price Column
The Troggs -“One Nighter, A Troggs Trip” feature article
Fats Domino - feature article
Cool full page ad for the Vox Guitar Organ - 2 instruments in 1?
The Mindbenders - feature article, “A Mindbending Session”
Keith Moon - "Happy Extrovert", feature article
The Animals - nice article, Animal’s Talk
Ike and Tina Turner - it's River Deep Mountain High time and the couple are pictured with producer Phil Spector
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones - feature article, “Jagger Antics”
Sandie Shaw - Profile feature
Dave Davies of The Kinks - feature article, “A Vibrant Kink!”
Barry Fantoni - "The 5th Kink?"
The Stormsville Shakers, with Philip Goodhand-Tait
Steve Cropper - rare UK feature article
Where Is Everybody? - see who was playing where and when. This month you could have seen The Kinks, Artwoods, The Who, Small Faces, Troggs, Manfred Mann, Yardbirds, Moody Blue and more
The latest news, equipment ads, industry info
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 typical light corner, edge and cover wear as can be seen in the photos (PLEASE see photos). Nothing to detract from its readability or your enjoyment.