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2x Rage For Men (December 1956 + February 1957)


By Ger Rijff

hotIn 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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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Harry Carrigan #

    Very nice – thoroughly enjoyed these two magazines – They were both new to me.



    August 10, 2013
  2. Jans #

    New to me too.
    Thanks for letting us enjoy them.

    August 10, 2013
  3. WOW! Thanks for uploading it. The picture on the bottom pages are new to me.

    August 10, 2013
  4. 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
    original source.
    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.

    August 11, 2013
  5. 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

    August 12, 2013
  6. Alan White #

    Never seen these before, a real incite to the people against Elvis and Rock n Roll.

    August 12, 2013
  7. Alan White #

    That should have read insight, damn predictive text.

    August 13, 2013

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