One of the wonderful things about the internet is that there’s almost inevitably someone out there who’ll go to the trouble of doing something like… well, for example, scanning every single issue of iconic ’70s music magazine Rock Scene. The magazine published 54 issues from 1973 until 1982 — founded by Richard and Lisa Robinson, it also gave the world photographers Bob Gruen and Leee Black Childers, along with a heap of fascinating reportage from 1970s NYC. Austin, Texas resident Ryan Richardson has digitized every page of every issue and made them available as free, Flash-based flipbooks on his website. We’ve spent a very enjoyable morning flicking through his site, and collated a selection of our favorite moments — head over to rockscenester.com for lots, lots more.
The first ad (March 1973)
Any 14 records: $2.86. Those were the days, etc.