Saturday, 7 May 2016


Gonzo Magazine #181
Beatles, Neil Nixon, Elton John, KLF, Bill Drummond, Bob Calvert, John Russell, Star Wars, Mr Biffo, Roy Weard, Dogwatch, That Legendary Wooden Lion, Hawkwind, and Yes fans had better look out!

This issue features Neil Nixon tells us about his new book covering the Myths and Legends of The Beatles, we talk to 4th Eden about his new Atmospherik Mekanisms  project, Alan talks to John Russell, guitar improviser extraordinaire, John remembers the Bob Calvert Tribute Concert, Doug muses on Elton John’s finest hour and Biffo asks Star Wars actors whether they had ever smuggled a possum inside their costumes, and there are radio shows from Strange Fruit and Mack Maloney, Friday Night Progressive, and as it was full moon last week, Canterbury Sans Frontières. We also have the latest installment of the saga of Xtul, and columns from all sorts of folk including Roy Weard, Mr Biffo, Neil Nixon and the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and pademelons ouyside zoos(OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have escaped from captivity, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Bill Drummond, The Who, Octopus Syng, Radiohead, David Bowie, Corky Laing, Mountain, Marillion, Arthur Brown, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mac Maloney's Mystery Hour, Canterbury Sans Frontieres, Phil Ryan, Lars Olof «Olle» Gustaf Ljungström, Doug Raney, The Beatles, Osibisa, Billy Cobham, Wayne Kramer at the Pink Fairies,  Al Stewart, The RAZ Band, The Flying Burrito Bros, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Rick Wakeman, Neil Nixon, Elton John, John Russell, Alan Dearling, 4th Eden, Martin Eve, Roy Weard, Bob Calvert, John Brodie-Good, Mr Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Elvis, Barbra streisand, Abba, Nikola Tesla, ArcAttack, William Burroughs, Ocelon
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 180 (Beltane)
Issue 179 (Gregg Kofi Brown)
Issue 178 (Viv Stanshall)
Issue 177 (David Gilmour)
Issue 176 (Joey Molland and The Raz Band)
Issue 175 (Larry Sanders)
Issue 174 (Keith Emerson)
Issue 173 (Pink Fairies action figures)
Issue 172 (4th Eden)
Issue 171 (Keith Levene)
Issue 170 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 169 (Wildman Fischer)
Issue 168 (Wakeman/Bowie)
Issue 167 (Paul Kantner)
Issue 166 (Spirits Burning)
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