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Magazine Covers To Make Girls Sigh


By Ger Rijff

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The girls went ‘Aaah …’ when they first witnessed these mag covers!
But yours truly went double ‘Aaah …’ eyeing these rare beauts from the 50’s.

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More to come!

Thanks to Chris Giles at who generously agreed to scan some of his rare magazines at our request.

11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Make that triple AAAAAHHH!
    With the exception of the Theatre Pictorial cover, never have I seen those
    ultra cool mag covers before! Ive seen hundreds over the past half century, and I still
    get blown away when ‘new’ rare ones turn up out of the blue!
    I’m a 50s printed matter junkie. Always have been. Always will be.
    Thanks ever so much, Chris, for the perfect scans. You’re an Ace!

    April 6, 2013
  2. My pleasure to share with like minded people – this is history & should not be lost or hidden away….
    Keep on Boppin’….

    April 6, 2013
  3. Never seen these magazines ! Beautiful covers indeed.

    April 6, 2013
  4. r&b #

    Rock and Roll Roundup was a cool publication.

    April 7, 2013
  5. There was Rock n Roll Battlers, Rock n Roll Rivals, Roundup, Rock n Roll Stars ( 3 issues,
    all featured Elvis on the cover, Rock n Roll ( a title that must have cost some
    brainstorming at the publisher’s office?!)… Any other Rock n Roll titles that you know,
    R&B ? Maybe we can do a topic on all the ones we know about? With the help of
    ace-collector Jans, Chris a.o ? I’m sure we can find many of the covers, and some of
    the contents?!
    How do you like things so far on Echoes, R&B?!

    April 8, 2013
  6. r&b #

    I went thru my collection. All the ones you have mentioned are what I have & know of. Then there is also DIG, Hep Cats, Teen Life, and various Hit Paraders ,Rock and Roll Songs and Song Hits mags. (the ones with the lyrics to current hit songs). I love it so far! Fabulous stuff Ger. Of course I got slandered when I mentioned on another site that I was thankful there were no jumpsuits or Clambake pics to be found!

    April 9, 2013
  7. And he STILL sells magazines when he’s on the cover today. I should know!

    May 12, 2013
  8. Dick #

    Great mags!!
    The Theatre Pictirial is on my wish list for a long time. It’s just so damned expensive.

    May 16, 2013
  9. Cor vd Worp #

    Great Mags
    I never seen those before they are beautiful
    Are there any magazines with the reactions of ELvis’ death i think of Prive Story Hitkrant etc

    May 18, 2013
  10. Yes, Cor… at least sixmillionfivehundredthousandandthirtytwo different covers
    worldwide, paying tribute to Elvis after his passing in August of 1977…
    But we have no intentions to use any of them here on Echoes. We stick to the
    1950s and early 60s only.

    May 18, 2013
  11. Deb #

    I have a rock and roll roundup magazine good condition and Theatre Pictorial excellent condition. How much do you think I could sell them for? Unfortunately I have to part with my worldly goods. Tough times

    November 10, 2021

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