OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).
OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).
OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).
OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).
OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).

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OBSERVER MAGAZINE (London: 3rd December, 1967).

The famous hippie issue ("The New Society: who's winning the battle of the generations?"), with almost the entire contents devoted to the London underground scene. Front cover colour photograph by Maureen Green and Adrian Flowers of a blonde model holding a flower and wearing a variety of badges featuring an array of characters and slogans.

Contents include a "Who's Who In The Underground" (illus.), including Miles, Hoppy, Mark Boyle, Caroline Coon, Joe Boyd, Richard Neville, Jim Haynes, Pete Brown, John Peel, Hapshash et al; Tony Palmer's reviews of "10 of this year's most surprising LPs"; "Inside the Underground" by Peter Fryer + 'a selective glossary of the Underground'; "Poster Power" by George Melly, with colour reproduction of Martin Sharp's "Blowing in the Mind", great colour photos by Patrick Ward of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth (with Guy Stevens) surrounded by their posters, and hippie models posing self-consciously in a Mini Moke in front of a wall festooned with psychedelic posters from both London and San Francisco; "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" by Austin John Marshall, including good colour shot by Terence Donovan; John Heilpern on Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp (colour photo of them with Arthur Brown in flaming helmet by Terence Donovan); The Fool by Maureen Green, with colour illustrations; and Oz contributor David Widgery on the hippies.

Slight creasing to lower left corner, minor age-toning, and slight wear to back cover. Overall, a Very Good plus copy of this ground-breaking issue, one of the British mainsteam media's first forays into pop culture.

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