Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Music Scene Magazine Guide

Music Scene Magazine

Music Scene magazine launched in November 1972. It was a monthly publication which spawned two annuals ('74 and '75) and at least one special issue.

After issue #24 - October 1974 - it folded into issue #97 of Fan magazine.



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#1. November 1972.
#2. December 1972.
#3. January 1973.
#4. February 1973.
#5. March 1973.
#6. April 1973.
#7. May 1973.
#8. June 1973.
#9. July 1973.
#10. August 1973. Full scan available at archive.org.
#11. September 1973. Full scan available at archive.org.
#12. October 1973.
#13. November 1973. Full scan available at archive.org.
#14. December 1973. Full scan available at archive.org.
#15. January 1974. Full scan available at archive.org.
#16. February 1974.
#17. March 1974. Full scan available at archive.org.
#18. April 1974.
#19. May 1974.
#20. June 1974.
#21. July 1974.
#22. August 1974.
#23. September 1974.
#24. October 1974.

Folded into Fan magazine.
 


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Monday, 26 July 2021

5ive Dolls

5ive Five Boyband

5ive were a British boyband formed in 1997 by the same team who assembled The Spice Girls. Sean left in early 2001, with the rest of the band breaking up that September. 5ive were my favourite boyband at the time - their debut album was probably the first CD I ever owned - but though I had plenty of posters on my walls I never had any of the dolls or other merch.

Yaboom / Vivid Imaginations released two doll lines in 2000, a basic set of fashion dolls and a more deluxe set of singing dolls.



5ive Five Fashion Dolls

Basic Dolls

★ J - box front / box back.
★ Abs - box front / box back.
★ Ritchie - box front / box back.
★ Scott - box front / box back.
★ Sean - box front / box back.

Yaboom 5ive Dolls



5ive Five Singing Dolls

Singing Dolls

★ Sean - box front / box back.
★ Abs - box front / box back.
★ Ritchie - box front / box back.
★ J - box front / box back.
★ Scott - box front / box back.



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Friday, 23 July 2021

Music Star Magazine Guide

Music Star issue 1

Music Star magazine launched in 1973 and looked much more like a US teen magazine of the day than its standard British rivals, right down to its seemingly never ending cover rotation of Donny Osmond and David Cassidy. As its run progressed it embraced the homegrown stars more, merged with It's Here and Now, raised in price to first 8p and then 10p, before finally folding into Pink magazine in early 1975.

The last issue of Music Star was #104 - 18/01/1975 - and the first issue of Pink & Music Star was #96 - 25/01/1975. The magazine also had a summer special in 1974 and an Osmonds special in 1975, both costing 25p, and there were four annuals: 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977. 

You can open the cover images in a new tab for full size scans. At least for the most part. Some issues were harder to find than others...

(Images for this magazine are all sourced from the net. I've been building a 1970s themed doll house so saving endless period covers and posters to miniaturise - this seems as good a method of sorting them as any!)



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1973

Music Star launches as a weekly magazine, out on Saturdays, costing 7p.

#1. 27/01/1973.
#2. 03/02/1973. (front | back)
#3. 10/02/1973.
#4. 17/02/1973.
#5. 24/02/1973.
#6. 03/03/1973.
#7. 10/03/1973.
#8. 17/03/1973. (front | back)
#9. 24/03/1973.
#10. 31/03/1973.
#11. 07/04/1973. (front | back)
#12. 14/04/1973.
#13. 21/04/1973.
#14. 28/04/1973.
#15. 05/05/1973. (front | back)
#16. 12/05/1973.
#17. 19/05/1973.
#18. 26/05/1973. (front | back)
#19. 02/06/1973.
#20. 09/06/1973.
#21. 16/06/1973.
#22. 23/06/1973.
#23. 30/06/1973.
#24. 07/07/1973.
#25. 14/07/1973.
#26. 21/07/1973.
#27. 28/07/1973. (front | back)
#28. 04/08/1973.
#29. 11/08/1973.
#30. 18/08/1973.
#31. 25/08/1973.
#32. 01/09/1973.
#33. 08/09/1973.
#34. 15/09/1973.
#35. 22/09/1973.
#36. 29/09/1973.
#37. 06/10/1973.
#38. 13/10/1973.
#39. 20/10/1973.
#40. 27/10/1973. (front | back)
#41. 03/11/1973.
#42. 10/11/1973.
#43. 17/11/1973.
#44. 24/11/1973.
#45. 01/12/1973.
#46. 08/12/1973.
#47. 15/12/1973.
#48. 22/12/1973.
#49. 29/12/1973.



1974

#50. 05/01/1974.
#51. 12/01/1974.
#52. 19/01/1974. *It's Here and Now magazine merged with this issue.
#53. 26/01/1974.
#54. 02/02/1974.
#55. 09/02/1974.
#56. 16/02/1974.
#57. 23/02/1974.
#58. 02/03/1974.
#59. 09/03/1974.
#60. 16/03/1974.
#61. 23/03/1974.
#62. 30/03/1974. (front | back)
#63. 06/04/1974.
#64. 13/04/1974.
#65. 20/04/1974.
#66. 27/04/1974.
#67. 04/05/1974.
#68. 11/05/1974.
#69. 18/05/1974.
#70. 25/05/1974.
#71. 01/06/1974.
#72. 08/06/1974.
#73. 15/06/1974.
#74. 22/06/1974.
#75. 29/06/1974.

1974 saw a summer special edition for 25p:

Music Star Summer Special 1974


#76. 06/07/1974.
#77. 13/07/1974.
#78. 20/07/1974.
#79. 27/07/1974. (front | back)
#80. 03/08/1974.
#81. 10/08/1974.
#82. 17/08/1974.
#83. 24/08/1974.
#84. 31/08/1974.
#85. 07/09/1974. (front | back)
#86. 14/09/1974.
#87. 21/09/1974.
#88. 28/09/1974.
#89. 05/10/1974.
#90. 12/10/1974. (front | back)
#91. 19/10/1974.
#92. 26/10/1974.
#93. 02/11/1974.
#94. 09/11/1974. (front | back)
#95. 16/11/1974. (front | back)
#96. 23/11/1974.
#97. 30/11/1974.
#98. 07/12/1974.
#99. 14/12/1974. (front | back)
#100. 21/12/1974. (front | back)
#101. 28/12/1974. (front | back)



1975

#102. 04/01/1975.
#103. 11/01/1975.
#104. 18/01/1975. (front | back)
#105. Merged with Pink magazine #96.
 


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