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Go-Set Magazines

This page aims to make available the editions of the famous Go-Set magazine which was the first Australian pop music newspaper. It was published weekly from 2 February 1966 to 24 August 1974, and was founded in Melbourne by Phillip Frazer, Peter Raphael and Tony Schauble. Widely described as a pop music "bible", it became an influential publication, introduced the first national pop record charts and featured many notable contributors including fashion designer Prue Acton, journalist Lily Brett, rock writer / band manager Vince Lovegrove, music commentator Ian Meldrum, rock writer / music historian Ed Nimmervoll and radio DJ Stan Rofe. It also spawned the original Australian edition of Rolling Stone magazine in late 1972.

click here to view David Kent's thesis on the place of Go-Set in Australian Rock & Pop Music Culture

click here to view an article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Go-Set presented by Phillip Frazer in The Age newspaper

Please note: this is a work in progress and some of the quality leaves a bit to be desired but it is the best that can be achieved with the source material available

Another great Go-Set Magazine resource can be found at www.poparchives.com.au/gosetcharts
 

                   
1966
                   

Vol 0101 Vol 0102 Vol 0103 Vol 0104 Vol 0105 Vol 0106 Vol 0107 Vol 0108 Vol 0109 Vol 0110
February 2 February 9 February 14 February 21 February 28 March 7 March 14 March 23 March 30 April 6
                   
Vol 0111 Vol 0112 Vol 0113 Vol 0114 Vol 0115 Vol 0116 Vol 0117 Vol 0118 Vol 0119 Vol 0120
April 13 April 20 April 27 May 4 May 11 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15
                   
  
Vol 0121 Vol 0122 Vol 0123 Vol 0124 Vol 0125 Vol 0126 Vol 0127 Vol 0128 Vol 0129 Vol 0130
June 22 June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 August 3 August 10 August 17 August 24
                   
Vol 0131 Vol 0132 Vol 0133 Vol 0134 Vol 0135 Vol 0136 Vol 0137 Vol 0138 Vol 0139 Vol 0140
August 31 September 7 September 14 September 21 September 28 October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 November 2
                   
   
  Vol 0141 Vol 0142 Vol 0143 Vol 0144 Vol 0145 Vol 0146 Vol 0147 Vol 0148  
  November 9 November 16 November 23 November 30 December 7 December 14 December 21 December 28  
                   
                   
1967
                   
Vol 0201 Vol 0202 Vol 0203 Vol 0204 Vol 0205 Vol 0206 Vol 0207 Vol 0208 Vol 0209 Vol 0210
January 4 January 11 January 18 January 25 February 1 February 8 February 15 February 22 March 1 March 8
                   
Vol 0211 Vol 0212 Vol 0213 Vol 0214 Vol 0215 Vol 0216 Vol 0217 Vol 0218 Vol 0219 Vol 0220
March 15 March 22 March 29 April 5 April 12 April 19 April 26 May 3 May 10 May 17
                   
Vol 0221 Vol 0222 Vol 0223 Vol 0224 Vol 0225 Vol 0226 Vol 0227 Vol 0228 Vol 0229 Vol 0230
May 24 May 31 June 7 June 14 June 21 June 28 July 5 July 12 July 19 July 26
                   
Vol 0231 Vol 0232 Vol 0233 Vol 0234 Vol 0235 Vol 0236 Vol 0237 Vol 0238 Vol 0239 Vol 0240
August 2 August 9 August 16 August 23 August 30 September 6 September 13 September 20 September 27 October 4
                   
Vol 0241 Vol 0242 Vol 0243 Vol 0244 Vol 0245 Vol 0246 Vol 0247 Vol 0248 Vol 0249 Vol 0250
October 11 October 18 October 25 November 1 November 8 November 15 November 22 November 29 December 6 December 13
                   
               
        Vol 0251 Vol 0252        
        December 20 December 27        
                   
                   
1968
                   
Vol 0301 Vol 0302 Vol 0303 Vol 0304 Vol 0305 Vol 0306 Vol 0307 Vol 0308 Vol 0309 Vol 0310
January 3 January 10 January 17 January 24 January 31 February 7 February 14 February 21 February 28 March 6
                   
Vol 0311 Vol 0312 Vol 0313 Vol 0314 Vol 0315 Vol 0316 Vol 0317 Vol 0318 Vol 0319 Vol 0320
March 13 March 20 March 27 April 3 April 10 April 17 April 24 May 1 May 8 May 15
                   
Vol 0321 Vol 0322 Vol 0323 Vol 0325 Vol 0323 Vol 0326 Vol 0327 Vol 0328 Vol 0329 Vol 0330
May 22 May 29 June 5 June 12 June 19 June 26 July 3 July 10 July 17 July 24
                   
Vol 0331 Vol 0332 Vol 0333 Vol 0334 Vol 0335 Vol 0336 Vol 0337 Vol 0338 Vol 0339 Vol 0340
July 31 August 7 August 14 August 21 August 28 September 4 September 11 September 18 September 25 October 2
                   
Vol 0341 Vol 0342 Vol 0343 Vol 0344 Vol 0345 Vol 0346 Vol 0347 Vol 0348 Vol 0349 Vol 0350
October 9 October 16 October 23 October 30 November 6 November 13 November 20 November 27 December 4 December 11
                   
               
        Vol 0351 Vol 0352        
        December 18 December 26        
                   
                   
Podcasts
                   

Below is the Go-Set Radio Series hosted by James Valentine and produced by Barry McKay for ABC radio in 2001
(just click on the name to play that episode)

 

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