B35906 – Melody Maker 1956 Collection Bob Wooler Estate (UK)


A collection of Melody Maker music papers from 1956. There are 43 issues in total. The run begins on the 7th January and ends on the 29th December. The following issues are missing: 18th February, 25th February, 3rd March, 10th March, 17th March, 24th March and 31st March.

Melody Maker was a British weekly music paper, one of the world’s earliest music weeklies, founded in 1926. By the early 1970s Melody Maker was considered the most serious of the pop music weeklies, a musos paper. Melody Maker covered all of the major trends of the seventies – glam rock, progressive rock, punk rock, reggae, post punk and it was the home of some fabulous reportage on the music scene in Britain and abroad.

The issues measure 33cm x 45cm (13 inches x 17.1 inches). The condition is as follows: 6 issues are fair, 10 issues are good and the remainder are very good minus.

The papers come from the collection of Cavern Club compère, Bob Wooler.

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