Monday, September 12, 2011

Melbourne and Sydney Edition Difference 2

Go-Set: 10 January 1970: Page 15: Melbourne

Go-Set: 10 January 1970: Page 16: Sydney
Relatively speaking, Go-Set was consistent between its Melbourne and Sydney editions. However, in this issue the gig guide is placed one page apart in the two editions.
Another issue of significance in the Sydney page is that some venues have multiple locations.
With the Melbourne page, although the heading of the column is the tradition "Know Where", it is part of a larger page called "Go-Set Disco Guide". Whether this is a reflection of the audience expectation or is a standard set by Go-Set management is unknown at this time. I will have to go back and look at when the page heading was first used. The more common use of the word "disco" is more generally association with middle to late 1970s.

Images from The Scene-The Seen - 9 February 1966

Who is Anita Broxam?

Colin Cook photo by Colin Beard (probably?) The pictures from the Tom Jones concert were a first for Colin Beard in terms of getting backstage to meet big celebrities. This would be one of the strengths of Go-Set's position.

The mispelt Twilighters, however notice Glenn Shorrock. The apology was made the week after, and I have referred to it in an earlier post.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Subscription - If you don't, then you may miss out?

Go-Set: 9 February 1966: Page 15

Go-Set's price from the newsagent is 15 cents per issue. The cost for a whole year buying from a newsagent is $7.80.
Two notes about the wording. The first is that the promotion states that Go-Set is the ONLY teen and twenties newspaper, and the subscription price although unclear from this image is actually quotes as 70 shillings. It will be interesting to note when they actually change over the subscription amount to dollars and cents. A mix here of old and new currencies. On a side note, it was always a surprise to the editors and founders that Go-Set was a success. Apparently, Peter Raphael, who I will look at in more detail in a future posting, only believed that Go-Set would last 3 issues, as told by Colin Beard. He was quite wrong!!!
On a personal note, I was just over 9 when dollars and cents came in on the 14 February 1966. I remember, it taking a long time for people to come to terms with the new currency. Go-Set editor's in this sense, were no different to everyone else, although, interestingly the price listed on the cover is in cents.