Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Oz Archive

I’m planning to retro-fit my ipad later with the entire run of Oz magazines which I stumbled across this morning – all available to download as good quality pdf files courtesy of the University of Wollongong. Essential reading for students of 1960s counterculture. The archive also contains the original Australian run of Oz before editor Richard Neville relaunched the magazine in London in 1967. Read online or download here

Back in September I posted the cover of International Times #87 (September 1970) which featured a reworked still of Mick Jagger from Performance. Looking thru the Oz archive earlier today, the cover of #15 struck a cord, and another connection between Cammel and Roeg's film and an underground publication. Oz 15 from 1968 features a cartoon by Australian artist Martin Sharp, of Mick Jagger, which appears in slightly different form in Performance as a concert poster for the Turner Purple Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, prominently displayed in the scene where Chas is washing the paint from his hair...

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