Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Record Mirror (1957)

Record Mirror was a British weekly Pop Music newspaper, founded by Isadore Green and featured, news articles, interviews, record charts, record reviews, concert reviews, letters from readers and photographs. The paper became respected by both mainstream pop music fans and serious record collectors. It was the most progressive of the four competing pop weeklies of its day, which included Melody Maker, New Musical Express, Record Mirror and Disc magazine.

Launched two years after the NME - with its first issue on 17 June 1954 - Record Mirror attained lower circulation than its high-profiled rival, but during the 1960s and early 1970s it did achieve a good circulation based on its reputation. The first ever UK album chart was published in Record Mirror in 1956, and during the 1980s it was the only consumer music paper to carry the UK singles and UK albums charts used by the BBC for Radio 1 and Top of the Pops.

The descendant publication of Record Mirror ceased being printed in April 1991. Below are editions of Record Mirror from 1957.

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