Oz Magazine (1963-73)

24 February 2016, dusan

“Having outraged the Australian establishment with a satirical magazine called Oz, the editor and founder Richard Neville and artist and cartoonist Martin Sharp hightailed it to swinging London. They immersed themselves in the alternative culture of artists, activists, writers and musicians who operated underground of the mainstream.

This underground fuelled by the optimism and excitement of the time and financed largely by the rock aristocracy and dope dealing wanted to change the world. Richard Neville relaunched Oz magazine in the same satirical style as the Australian version, it was not long before L.S.D. altered minds and Oz exploded into a riot of colour and along with the already existing IT newspaper became a mouthpiece for the underground. Oz lasted for 48 issues from the start of 1967 to the end of 1973.” (Source)

“Oz was a focal point for many confrontations between progressive and conservative groups over a range of issues including the Vietnam War, drugs, the generation gap, censorship, sexuality, gender politics and rock music, and it was instrumental in bringing many of these concerns to wider public attention. Above all, it focused public attention on the issue of free speech in democratic society, and on how far short of the ideal Australian and English society actually was at that time.

Through both its lives, the two key figures in Oz were Neville and Sharp, but the ‘honour roll’ of Oz alumni includes many famous names like Robert Hughes, Richard Walsh, Germaine Greer, Jim Anderson, Felix Dennis and Charles Shaar Murray.” (Source)

Published in Sydney, 1963-69, and London, 1967-73


PDFs of Oz’s precursor, The Arty Wild Oat (2 issues, 1962)
PDFs of Sydney version (42 issues)
PDFs of London version (48 issues)
OZ & Yellow House Collections, gallery (1960s-70s)

Petar Janjatović: Ilustrovana YU Rock Enciklopedija 1960-1997 (1998–) [Serbo-Croatian]

20 December 2015, dusan

Features biographies and discographies of the rock scene of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

“Prva enciklopedija ove vrste kod nas, koja pokriva celokupni period jugoslovenskog rokenrola od njegovih začetaka ranih šezdesetih do raspada Jugoslavije 1991. godine. Za period od 1991-1997.g. u knjizi se, osim posebnog dela o SR Jugoslaviji, nalaze i podaci o grupama i pojedincima iz bivših jugoslovenskih republika. Enciklopedija je ispisana na više od 700 autorskih strana, obradjuje preko 350 jedinica, a opremljena je sa 250 crno-belih fotografija.”

Publisher Geopoetika, Belgrade, 1998
ISBN 8683053083, 9788683053087
226 pages
via Luka Pejić


PDF (85 MB)
Flash (New edition, 2007)

Julian Cope: Japrocksampler. How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock’n’Roll (2007)

3 March 2012, dusan

In the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll music began crossing the Atlantic Ocean—with The Beatles and The Who leading the British Invasion of the United States—and the Pacific Ocean, as American and European rock slowly began to take hold in Japan. This insightful study from visionary rock musician Julian Cope explores what really happened when Western music met Eastern shores. The clash between traditional Japanese values and the wild renegades of 1960s and 1970s rock ‘n’ roll is examined, and the seminal artists in Japanese post-World War II culture are all covered. From itinerate art-house poets to violent refusenik bands with penchants for plane hijacking, this is the story of the Japanese youths and musicians who simultaneously revolutionized a musical genre and the culture of a nation.

Publisher Bloomsbury, 2007
ISBN 0747589453, 9780747589457
302 pages

author (includes artists and groups A-Z overview)
google books

PDF (updated on 2012-7-16)