Oz magazine no. 19 (1969)

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Oz magazine no. 19 (1969)

Germaine Greer and Vivian Stanshill at the front and back covers.

Richard Neville & Martin Sharp (Eds.) - OZ no. 19. Content: Cover: Germaine Greer and Vivian Stanshill (Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band). More great pictures of them on the inside and back covers; Other Scenes by John Wilcox; Robert Crumb comic; Caroline Coon not good enough for the Jimi Hendrix photo shoot?; Frelimo; Interview by Caroline Coon with Prof. Norman Zinberg on marihuana smoking; Psychic Guerilla Warfare; A 3 1/2 page interview of groupie Dr. G. by Germaine Greer with great pictures; The strange world of Dylananologist A.J. Weberman, an interview from EVO on the hidden meanings of Bob Dylan's lyrics (3 1/2 pp.). 

Condition:  Slight creases; A few tiny tears at the bottom edge; Faint yellowish staining. Overall condition: Good.
Publisher: OZ, London.
1st Edition. 1st Printing. Published: 1969.
Size: 28.7 x 22.0 cm. Pages: 52. Language: English. Seller inventory: #27825.

Background information

Oz is graphically the most beautiful and adventurous underground magazine from the Sixties. To a large part this can be attributed to graphic designer Martin Sharp. He came to London with Richard Neville from their home country of Australia. This was partly motivated by resistance of the established order against the Australian Oz, the forerunner of the English Oz. Of London Oz 48 issues appeared between February 1967 and November 1973. The editorial staff consisted of Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis.

Oz's editors were taken to court for alleged obscenities in issue 28, the "Schoolkids" issue compiled by high school students. The lawsuit attracted national and international attention. Oz's circulation was 20,000 in 1968 and rose to 70,000 after the trial in 1971.

Refs.: John Noyce (1979) The directory of British alternative periodicals 1965-1974 (The Harvester Press, Sussex) p. 219-222; Tony Palmer (1971) The trials of OZ (Blond & Briggs, Manchester); Jan Pen & Peter Sijnke (2022) Nederlandse undergroundpublicaties 1964-1976 (Koninklijke Van Gorcum, Assen) p. 37.

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