Sun Ra and the hot chicks!


A while ago while searching for hot girlie magazines Sun Ra related items on ebay I was surprised that the March 1969 issue of Swank magazine showed up in my search.

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Sex and space music: “Swank”, March 1969

I have applied a little censorship to the mag’s front page here as this blog might be visited by minors. Also, the woman pictured on the cover might not be happy to see herself dressed that way again.

I bought the magazine because I was very much curious what space jazz master Sun Ra was doing in between the “Teen-Age Sex Queen Of Sweden” and “Love Potions And Aphrodisiacs!”.  Adding to my curiousity was the fact that being from March 1969 (the “Rolling Stone” with the Sun Ra cover shot of  was the April 1969 issue) this must be a quite early mention of Ra in an US-wide distributed non-specialist magazine. So what’s inside?


Right after the “Belly Laffs” pages, there is a three and a half pages article about Sun Ra by one Bertha Knox – which, though not correct on all issues, is interesting enough to be presented here in full. Of course if anyone objects as regards copyright, I will take this off at once.

To enlarge the scans, please click on them:

 

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Enjoy!

One Response to “Sun Ra and the hot chicks!”

  1. whitecloud888 Says:

    Dear Crownpropeller,
    be assured to receive our sincere sympathy for what must have been an extremely unpleasant and painstaking burden rummaging the gutter press ,-).

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