Monday, August 20, 2012

Axis Music Fanzine

One of the earliest Welsh rock music fanzines that I've come across is Axis which came out of Swansea. It ran from January 1969 to March 1970 and was edited by Peter Phillips, a booking agent for local bands. The mag was printed up in Llanelli and sold for 9 old pennies. A mere 12 pages in length it covered the usual bases: news, features, reviews, interviews, listings. It was aimed specifically at under-25s - people older than that being, presumably, just too square. The paper bit the dust when Phillips re-located to London where he became a booker briefly for the Bay City Rollers. The above picture shows issue number 4 of Axis which was published in March 1969 and features Love Sculpture on the cover.