2x Rage For Men (December 1956 + February 1957)
By Ger Rijff
In their very first magazine (from December 1956), the editors behind Rage For Men took a stab at the influence of rock ‘n’ roll music on America’s youth and on women in general, claiming the meaning of rock ‘n’ roll to be “plain, unadulterated sex”.
“I’ve got my husbands Cadillac outside, come with me?”.
And in their second magazine, from February 1957, they gave Elvis the chance to defend his music.
“There’s nothing bad about rock ‘n’ roll!”.
Spot the husband/boyfriend!
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Very nice – thoroughly enjoyed these two magazines – They were both new to me.
New to me too.
Thanks for letting us enjoy them.
WOW! Thanks for uploading it. The picture on the bottom pages are new to me.
A couple of days ago, FECC member ‘Mystery Train’ made mention of
the story that is featured in the February 57 issue of Rage magazine, in where
Marion Keisker is getting mention for her share in discovering Elvis. ( All Elvis section)
Our neighbor dr John mentions – we at Echoes – didn’t comment on this
story when we put it online. In all honesty, I didn’t read the Rage story.
From experience I know these so called man adventure/gossip mags, such
as Rage, are not worth reading for factual information. They are kool to look
at for the featured Elvis photos, the girlie pix, and the artwork found on the
covers. Anyway, if I had bothered to read the February 57article on Elvis I
would have right away noticed the info was lifted from an early Elvis publication
made by the team of journalist Robert Johnson and photographer Bob Williams.
Both gents working for the Memphis Press-Scimitar at the time, were responsible
for making magazine titles such as Elvis Speaks, Elvis and Jimmy ( Dean) and
various issues of ’16’ magazine. It was Robert Johnson who first brought out the
story on the Million Dollar Quartet , in one of the above mentioned magazines.
And it was Robert Johnson who was responsible for the Marion Keisker story.
Rage ‘borrowed’ the information for their publication, but without mentioning the
I do no longer own the Johnson/Williams magazine titles in my collection, but I
remember their contents very well.
Both Gentlemen had excellent connections with the Presleys, back in the 1950s
and early 60s. So guys, over at Fecc, if you want to do more detective work on the
Keisker subject, find the old above mentioned magazines. And thanks for showing
the link to our incredible kool site.
Dear dr John over at Fecc :
Why didn’t you pick up on my info posted yesterday with
regards to who was responsible for the Marion Keisker
story before Rage magazine ripped it from one of Robert
Johnson / Bob Williams publications?! It originated months
before the February 1957 Rage issue!
I know you visit Echoes nearly every day. You could have
easily added my info to the Fecc topic yesterday.
Is it so hard for you to share the spotlight with somebody
Never seen these before, a real incite to the people against Elvis and Rock n Roll.
That should have read insight, damn predictive text.