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New Society

New Society

New Society was a weekly magazine of social inquiry and social and cultural comment, published in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1988.

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The arts in society: You're Sick, Daddy

Essay by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 25 April 1963

2018 author's note: My very first published piece, written for New Society, of which I was a founder-member of staff as the sub-editor and production ...

The Beatles, Cliff Richard, The Rolling Stones: Pop Music Democratised

Essay by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 3 December 1964

Author's note, 2018: Here is my late 1964 insight on the transformation of British pop into rock which can be dated to 21 February 1963 ...

Charles Keil: Urban Blues (University of Chicago Press)

Book Review by Charlie Gillett, New Society, 13 October 1966

MOST WRITERS on popular music and the blues have approached post-1955 music with discomfort, concluding their books with despondent remarks about the commercialised depravity called ...

Nico, The Velvet Underground: Andy Warhol: A Mirror Of American Death

Essay by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 13 June 1968

2012 note: Cometh the hour... Paul Barker, the second and last editor of the UK weekly journal New Society, was once asked to speak on ...

Family, The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park: Out of the Way

Report by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 10 July 1969

A world turned upside down ...

Family, King Crimson, The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones, King Crimson, Family: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 10 July 1969

2018 author's introduction:  This was the third rock concert filmed by Granada Television for the UK national network in 1968 and 1969, the first two ...

Stoneground: The Electric Rum-And-Butter Ice-Cream And Melon Slices Test

Report by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, 10 September 1970

Update, 2020. Wavy Gravy (born 1936 as Hugh Romney) featured in my piece below, does not just dream dreams and see visions. He lives them. ...

Sex Pistols: The Sex Pistols: The 100 Club, London

Live Review by Ed Jones, New Society, 7 October 1976


Golden Oldies: Vintage Vinyl Treasures

Report and Interview by Ed Jones, New Society, 28 April 1977

PSST! WANNA beat inflation? Here's how. Go up to the attic, and dust off those scratchy rock'n'roll singles you so heartlessly discarded in the late ...

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