B24354 – Beat Monthly – Beat Instrumental Magazine Consecutive Run 1960s (UK)

£2,000.00

An eight year consecutive run of the UK Beat Monthly and Beat Instrumental magazines from 1963 to 1970 inclusive.  This monthly magazine was aimed primarily at rock musicians.  It contained interviews and informative features on all premier rock bands of the 60s, up to the minute reports on the latest musical and recording equipment, studio news etc.  Some of the covers such as those for Hendrix, The Beatles and Zeppelin are now legendary.  This is a consecutive run of the magazine from the first issue of Beat Monthly issued in May 1963 to an issue of Beat Instrumental No. 92, issued December 1970, inclusive.

In total there are 91 magazines.  Beat Monthly ran from May 1963 to September 1964 (from issue no. 1–17).  These issues have black and white covers and measure 18cm x 24cm (7 inches x 9.5 inches) and each issue contains 24 pages.  In October 1964 (issue no. 18) the magazine changed its name to Beat Instrumental Monthly but it kept the same format as previous issues.  In June 1965 (issue no. 26) the magazine assumed a larger format, each of these issues measures 21cm x 27.5cm (8.25 inches x 11 inches) and each contains approximately 40 pages with full colour covers and colour photos inside.  In May 1966 the magazine became known simply as Beat Instrumental. The condition of the magazines is as follows: the condition of issue number 1 is good, it has some splitting and scuffing on the spine; of the remainder of the issues with black and whites covers 4 are in very good condition and 20 in very good plus condition; of the issues with colour covers 1 is in good condition and has two binder holes near the spine, 9 are in very good condition, 5 are very good plus and the remainder are in excellent condition.  Around 30 issues have a partial address etc. written on the front or back cover.  Included with this collection is a rare Beat Instrumental binder. The condition is good.

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An eight year consecutive run of Beat Monthly and Beat Instrumental 1963 to 1970 inclusive. This monthly magazine was aimed primarily at rock musicians. It contained interviews and informative features on all premier rock bands of the 60s, up to the minute reports on the latest musical and recording equipment, studio news etc. Some of the covers such as those for Hendrix, The Beatles and Zeppelin are now legendary. This is a consecutive run of the magazine from the first issue of Beat Monthly issued in May 1963 to Beat Instrumental No. 92, December 1970, inclusive.