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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 0116 Vol 0117 Vol 0118 Vol 0119 Vol 0120 Vol 0121
April 13 April 20 April 27 May 4 May 18 May 25 June 1 June 8 June 15 June 22
                   
  
Vol 0122 Vol 0123 Vol 0124 Vol 0125 Vol 0126 Vol 0127 Vol 0128 Vol 0129 Vol 0130 Vol 0131
June 29 July 6 July 13 July 20 July 27 August 3 August 10 August 17 August 24 August 31
                   
Vol 0132 Vol 0133 Vol 0134 Vol 0135 Vol 0136 Vol 0137 Vol 0138 Vol 0139 Vol 0140 Vol 0141
September 7 September 14 September 21 September 28 October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26 November 2 November 9
                   
       
    Vol 0142 Vol 0143 Vol 0144 Vol 0145 Vol 0146 Vol 0147    
    November 16 November 23 November 30 December 7 December 14 December 21    
                   
1967
                   
Vol 0201 Vol 0202 Vol 0203 Vol 0204 Vol 0205 Vol 0206 Vol 0207 Vol 0208 Vol 0209 Vol 0211
January 4 January 11 January 18 January 25 February 1 February 8 February 15 February 22 March 1 March 15
                   
                   
                   

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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