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RECORD MIRROR MAGAZINE

After many decades bemoaning the throwing out of my original Record Mirror collection many a long year ago, I have finally been able to buy back copies of part of my original collection. It was a slow proccess, watching ebay and any other place I thought I may be able to find some old issues from 1973 and 1974. They just do not seem to show up in charity shops or anywhere these days.

I seemed to remember my oldest issue had Jimmy Osmond on the front. It turns out this was from February 1973.

I used to get this paper more or less weekly and can recall a listing of wavelengths for Alternative Radio stations, ie Seagull, RNI, etc appearing one week.

I was listening to RNI by this time I recon. I haven't found this first issue with the wavelength listings as yet. It could be from 23rd June 1973, which is missing from this collection. The previous weeks have no Alternative Radio article. But June 30th carries Alternative Radio.

Record Mirror became RECORD AND RADIO MIRROR on 29th September 1973. It also merged with both POPSWOP and later DISC.

 

SCAN FORMAT

Of course it would be a benefitial archive to many if I scanned the complete magazine for each week. This however would be very very time consuming, but any articles required by anyone, I am sure can be scanned, so long as there is not a flood of requests. Maybe some day I have nothing to do, I can begin to scan the rest of the papers.

(Update - First request made in March 2017, so the first complete issues are now on line. Record Mirror July 7th and 14th 1973 full paper.)

So for the moment, the format of the pdf files given include 300dpi scans of front covers, chart listings (always an important part of Record Mirror), the "Alternative Radio" feature, and later two page Tune In / Waves articles, the small ads page, which often contained Free Radio ads, the letters page if carrying radio relaterd letters, and occasional pages with ads that caught my attention during scanning eg for maybe Radio Luxembourg, or Capital Radio, or even Soundhog tapes. Was it PL Tapes that used to use Soundhog Tapes??

There was a Scotch cassette tape competition in April 1974 which as a 10 year old I entered, and received a free tape!!!! I wish I had kept a copy of the crap entry!!!!

 

DISC AND MUSIC ECHO

I am also in the middle of scanning a large collection of these magazines, loaned by "Roger" in March 2017. Many thanks for the input. Same format will apply unfortunately, which I shall kick myself for in future years I'm sure. But they will have to be returned with only radio sections and covers etc scanned.

 

OTHER TABLOID SIZE PAPERS

Also available off the shelf in John Menzies etc many years ago were other tabloid / newspaper size music papers. We can think of Record Mirror, Disc, New Musical Express (NME), Sounds, and Melody Maker. Any that we discover that carried radio related articles will be scanned in the same format... Though at present only Disc and Music Echo and the odd NME seem to be available.

 

RECORD MIRRORS WITH RADIO ARTICLES

 

1970

RECORD MIRROR MARCH 7th 1970, (Full page on Radio North Sea)

RECORD MIRROR AUGUST 29th 1970, (Veronica Week)

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1973

RECORD MIRROR JUNE 1973 - (16th and 30th) WANTED: 23/6

RECORD MIRROR JULY 1973 - (7th, 14th, 28th) WANTED: 21/7
RECORD MIRROR JULY 7th 1973 - (COMPLETE EDITION)
RECORD MIRROR JULY 14th 1973 - (COMPLETE EDITION)
RECORD MIRROR AUGUST 1973 - (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
RECORD MIRROR SEPTEMBER 1973 - (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th)
RECORD MIRROR OCTOBER 1973 - (6th, 20th, 27th) WANTED: 13/10 (FOUND - NEEDING SCANNED)
RECORD MIRROR NOVEMBER 1973 - (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th)
RECORD MIRROR DECEMBER 1973 - (8th, 15th, 29th) WANTED: 22/12 (FOUND - NEEDING SCANNED)

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1974

RECORD MIRROR JANUARY 1974 - (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)

RECORD MIRROR FEBRUARY 1974 - (2nd, 9th, 16th) WANTED: 23/2
RECORD MIRROR MARCH 1974 - (2nd, 23rd, 30th inc Capital 539) WANTED: 9/3, 16/3
RECORD MIRROR APRIL 1974 - (6th, 20th, 27th) WANTED:13/4 (FOUND - NEEDING SCANNED)

RECORD MIRROR MAY / JUNE 1974 - (11/5, 1/6)

WANTED: MOST OF MAY - SEPT, BUT NOW HAVE THE FOLLOWING WAITING TO SCAN :

MAY: 11/5,

JUNE: 1/6, 8/6, 22/6, 29/6

AUGUST: 3/8, 17/8, 24/8

SEPT: 14/9

RECORD MIRROR OCT - DEC 1974 - (12/10. 2/11, 9/11, 7/12, 28/12)

 

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RECORD MIRROR AUGUST 1974 - 1976 from "Freddie's" scrap book, see below.

Sadly this is the best quality I can do with the above small collection of cuttings which were cut to fit in to a scrap book. The collection is from the late "Freddie".

I took these photos of his scrap book while visiting Germany in 2008, for the Erkrath Radio Day. I even screwed up by leaving the date stamp switched on, which does not help. But a poor copy is better than no copy. I wish now of course I had strived to have this collection scanned!!

 

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NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS

NME JANUARY 31st 1976, as mentioned in "Simon Barrat" book

 

 

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DISC AND MUSIC ECHO

DISC AND MUSIC ECHO - 9th Jan 1971 (COMPLETE EDITION)
DISC AND MUSIC ECHO - 16th Jan 1971 (COMPLETE EDITION)

 

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