Thursday, February 5, 2009

Eye Magazine Covers

Eye Magazine was published by the Hearst Corporation (Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping) to cover the emerging youth explosion of the 1960's. It was marketed to college students (male & female) covering fashion, music, and politics.

Most issues came with a bonus item inserted for the reader (Posters, record, comic book). The last three issues had no insert. There were only 15 issues published between March 1968 and May 1969.

1968 & 1969 were wild times of women's liberation, gay liberation and civil rights. Those years also coincided with the Vietnam War.

Why Cops Hate Students
Meet Julie Driscoll: Britain's Trendiest Rock Star

Sexy nice girls in their summer underwear
Laura Nyro - New Rock Princess

The Rolling Stones: "drugs and young girls...absolute dirt." Or not?
Mother jealous of your freer sex life?

Sorcerer of Rock: Jim Morrison Raps
Witch or Warlock? Test your Potential.

Live Your Wildest Fantasies...& Get Paid For It?
The Dylan Gang

How to Get Angry Without Actually Killing Anyone
Miss America Is A Bummer

How 18-Year-Olds Can Win The Right To Vote
What A Young Man Can Learn From An Older Woman

Grace Slick, Peter Fonda, Julie Nixon and Frank Zappa Tell What Turns Them On
The Martyrs Who Live On - JFK, RFK, Che, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King
Payola 1968 - Does Money Decide Which Songs You Hear?


El Vox said...

I certainly remember reading Eye magazine back in the day. Mostly for the rock bands they covered, but also got a bit of 60's politics on the side, and the freebie posters and such. I thought they were intelligently written and nice photography. I remember one issue that feature popular groups of the day: Jefferson Airplane, Dylan, Country Joe & the Fish, and I wanted more, more, more bands to be highlighted so I could find some neat obscure bands :) Sort of a precursor to Rolling Stone I think. Neat memory.

J.D. King said...

It was a cool mag! I still have my copies!