Saturday, December 28, 2013

Issues: Flip Teen Magazine - April 1971 "Neil Young: A Groovy Guy on the Go!"

"Issues" is a feature I'll be presenting on a regular basis.  I deal in collectible magazines on the side.  My favorites being music, entertainment and pin-up.  "Issues" will look at a particular feature of a magazine that I hope you enjoy.

I recently acquired about twenty late 60's/early 70's "Teen" mags including this issue of Flip Teen Magazine from April 1971.

Overall this is a pretty standard teen mag of the time with plenty of pin-ups and features on the likes of Bobby Sherman, The Osmonds, The Brady Bunch and David Cassidy.  What I like most about these magazines is when they include coverage on those outside their normal poster boy collective.

This issue had one article which jumped out that I wanted to share - a double profile of two upcoming artists titled "Meet 2 Groovy Guys On The Go!".  One of these groovy dudes is the one and only Neil Young (along with B.J. Thomas)

Now I was a mere five months old when this mag hit the stands, so maybe Neil was a mainstay of publications of this ilk, but I don't think so.  I tend to think that once in a while a writer or editor was given free range to push something "they" liked.

Enjoy this quick profile which in four short paragraphs covers his personal life and family, his musical history from the Squires through Buffalo Springfield through CSN&Y to his "fringed costumes" fashion sense.  I'm not sure too many gals tore down the David Cassidy centerfold in this issue to replace it with this small photo of Neil staring intently at them, but if one or two did, then kudos Flip Teen Magazine - job well done.

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