Sunday, 8 January 2017


Gonzo Magazine #215-6
In this bumper issue, Jon muses about the return or otherwise of the Justified Ancients of MuMu, Doug remembers one hell of a year gigweise in words and pictures, so does John, Jeremy rants righteously, Alan spends 24 hours in London, revisiting the Jazz Age, going to parliament and hearingabout RAF offiocers who don't like Man, Jon reviews a delightful book of short stories and there is a competition to win ARW tickets.
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, and Friday Night Progressive. We also have 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 outside 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:
KLF, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Rick Wakeman, Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne, U2, Richard John "Rick" Parfitt, OBE, Betty Loo Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Frances Fisher, George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou), Alphonse Lee Mouzon, Vera Cooper Rubin, Richard George Adams, Piers John Sellers OBE, Mick Zane (born Michael Landauer), Frank Murray, Allan Richard Williams, William Christopher, Mark Reiser, Richard E. Aaron, Deddie Davies (born Gillian Davies), Tilikum, Absolute Elsewhere feat Bill Bruford, Al Atkins, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come, Adrian Legg, ARW, Steve Hackett, Sting/Gabriel, The Cure, David Gilmour, LCD Soundsystem, ELO, Coldplay, Adele, The Who, Alice Cooper, Bad Company, Rodger Hodgson, Styx, Ambrosia,  Atomic Rooster, Lord Buckley,  Tony Ashton & Jon Lord, Alan Dearling, All-Party Writers' Group, 1920s Jazz Age and South Bank, John Brodie-Good, Danny Thompson, Ryley Walker, Paul Kantner, Steely Dan, Arthur Brown, Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle, Soft Machine Legacy, Nigel Kennedy, Pink Fairies,  Jeremy Smith, Mr. Biffo, Hawkwind, Xtul, Martin Srpingett, Richard Foreman, Madonna, Wham!, Cher, Pink Floyd, Toscanini, Neil Nixon, Alice Cooper
Read the previous few issues of Gonzo Weekly:
Issue 215-6 (New Year 2017)
Issue 213-4 (Yule 2016)
Issue 212 (Greg Lake)
Issue 211 (Phil Collins)
Issue 210 (Nico)
Issue 209 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 208 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 207 (Tibet)
Issue 206 (Raz)
Issue 205 (Pink Fairies)
Issue 204 (Gas Tank)
Issue 203 (The Gardening Club)
Issue 202 (Gong)
Issue 201 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 200 (Deep Purple)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
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* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 57 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?

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