Let It Rock MAGAZINE- May 1974 - Bryan Ferry
Laing, Dave (October 2010). ""The World’s Best Rock Read": Let It Rock 1972-1975". Popular Music and Society.
Let It Rock was a monthly British music magazine which featured lengthy critical articles, record reviews and features covering a wide spectrum of popular music, including soul, reggae, and blues. Between October 1972 and December 1975, 35 issues of the magazine were published in London. Dave Laing was the founding editor of the magazine, and John Pidgeon took over as editor in October 1973. The reviews editor was Simon Frith, and Charlie Gillett was consultant editor. Music writers David Hepworth and Barney Hoskyns have called Let It Rock influential, and suggested that it was the precursor of such music publications as Q magazine and Mojo.
influential British music publication of the 1970s. …the origins of the magazine in the nascent rock criticism of the era and … its ethos in terms of historical perspective, transatlantic links and the dichotomy between pop and rock. The content of Let It Rock was broad, including soul, jazz, country, and folk. Many of its writers were new to music journalism and several went on to careers in rock writing or the music industry. As reflected in the letters pages, the readership also included some future music writers. Finally, the article discusses the legacy of Let It Rock as an inspiration for music publications of the 1980s and 1990s.
Contributing writers included John Peel, Lester Bangs, Michael Gray, Mick Gold, David Downing, Phil Hardy, and the soul music column was written by Pete Wingfield. The magazine struggled to achieve consistent sales of 20,000 and closed down due to market forces.
Thirty-five issues of the magazine were published between October 1972 and December 1975
Some articles in this ish:
Richard and Linda Thompson: British Hokey Pokey
Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, May 1974
ALTHOUGH the mid sixties was a golden era for British rock, very few of the best artists from that time have survived as significant parts of ...
How the other half lives: The Best of Girl Group Rock
Guide by Greil Marcus, Let It Rock, May 1974
GIRL GROUP ROCK flourished between 1958 and 1965, and though, with the passing of the Brill Building and the coming of the sophistication of the soul ...
Lou Reed: Rock N Roll Animal
Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, May 1974
AND IT CAME TO PASS in the 1970's that rock culture began to doubt whether it existed at all, and every time that two or three ...
Roxy Music’s Picture Palace
Profile and Interview by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, May 1974
ROXY MUSIC ARE Paul Thompson, Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay, Bryan Ferry and Eddie Jobson, but the first thing you’ve got to understand is that Roxy Music ...
Leiber And Stoller Part One: The Blues (1950-1953)
Retrospective by Bill Millar, Let It Rock, May 1974
JERRY LEIBER AND MIKE STOLLER. They rank alongside Berry as rock ‘n’ roll’s wittiest composers and their influence as record producers has been immeasurable. ...