IN WHICH A PERSON CONTINUES TO LONG FOR ERAS SHE DID NOT LIVE THROUGH, VINTAGE ROLLING STONE MAGAZINES PART 7

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June 7, 1973. The height of technology.

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Daltrey, piercing even in black and white. (June 7, 1973)

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The Master of Erotic Despair, Leonard Cohen. Dayyyum. (June 7, 1973)

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Utterly classic. Ad from June 21st issue, 1973.

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Maybe these hip people are listening to Bowie on their Hear Muffs!!! (June 21, 1973)

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“A young man’s search for the things that everybody wants.” (July 5, 1973)

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More like hot Mid-Western, amiright? (Dylan is from Minnesota…too much of a stretch? July 5, 1973)

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Glorious. (July 19, 1973)20150328_145820

Isaac. (July 19, 1973)

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George. (July 19, 1973)

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I’d like to wear that on the subway, next to a man spreader. (August 16, 1973)

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I had wondered about this. The oldest copies have not held up well, what with the folding. (August 30, 1973)

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Sleepy Van Morrison. (August 30, 1973)

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New York Dolls ad, August 30, 1973.

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Roberta. (September 13, 1973)

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I wonder how much praise the person who came up with this concept received.

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Maybe if I am ever famous I would shill for something, but only if I actually liked to product, and only if I could pose in an ad with it like this. (September 27, 1973)

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A timeless Ralph Steadman piece, September 27, 1973.

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Persistent pant campaign. (October 11, 1973)

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David Carradine serving major face. (October 25, 1973)

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Slumber party at Al Green’s house! (October 25, 1973)

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Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, and Ronnie Spector. How did the camera not combust?! (November 8, 1973)

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Crazy. (November 8, 1973)

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This accompanied a piece called “Hatboxes Full of Dreams” about beauty contests. I like that flashbulb quality image layered over a solid color. (November 8, 1973)

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Gimme Mick. (November 8, 1973)

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Bowie’s marketing and style presence really set the bar. (November 22, 1973)

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Also great design, though I don’t know about the cherub. Plus OVERALLS (November 22, 1973)

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Radical. (December 6, 1973)

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Could you imagine what would happen if 70s Lou Reed and Loudon Wainwright III got together? What would they talk about?

(December 6, 1973)

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I should research who designed ads for Apple Records. (December 6, 1973)

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I feel like that is a genuine smile on Diana’s face. (December 20, 1973)

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This goof again. How could I not? The colors, the colors! And the curls.  (December 20, 1973)

Apparently I jumped to 1982…

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Belushi and Aykroyd. Can we talk about the name Aykroyd? The more I look at it and say it in my head the stranger it seems.

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I’ll tell you where you went wrong – you placed overalls in the past. Overalls are the present and the Future!

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Indeed.

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Again, not praising the actual product, just the design of the ad.

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Zappa babies.

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Diane Keaton is the coolest.

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Worlds are colliding! Joe is such a babe.

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Now that’s a dynamic layout.

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Damn. Sanity versus insanity.

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Dust it Off or Adventures in Vintage Rolling Stone Magazines Part 1

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Can you spot Ringo?
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Do pardon the wretched fingernails.
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Aretha
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Allee Willis!!

Literally the best find thus far in this research. She is one of my personal heroes, for her design work on PeeWee’s Playhouse! Plus she wrote the theme song to Friends and contributed to lots of other songs you’d recognize. Know her!

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Groovy pen and ink advert.
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I want wallpaper of this.

The Dylanologist, A.J. Weberman.

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This layout is everything. Jagger or not.

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And the best for last. Nothing will ever compare.

This was merely part one. Prepare thyself.