Vintage Advertisements / by Deborah Clague

The 60s were a blur. I've just completed perusing old issues of Rolling Stone magazine from the decade on my Cover to Cover DVD archive. It's been quite fascinating to read through history as it happened; I can't help but imagine what it would have been like to come of age during such a magical era. Although I must say, as someone who doesn't partake in any illegal substances (heck, I don't even drink alcohol), I am slightly scandalized by the bi-weekly inclusion of a feature devoted solely to the positive aspects of drugs. Eat it, lick it, snort it, f*** it...can you imagine if the magazine did that today? It would inadvertently become a campaign for D.A.R.E.. No matter how hard you try, you can't Photoshop the ugly off a methhead. 

But now...onto some vintage advertisements. 

Telex 8-Track Recorder:
(Rolling Stone issue 47, November 1969) 

Globe Propaganda (coalition of album cover artistes):
(Rolling Stone issue 48, November 1969) 

Eric Andersen s/t album release:
(Rolling Stone issue 49, December 1969)

I plead ignorance in knowing who Eric Andersen is, but had to include this vintage advertisement for the cringe-worthy copy alone: "Anyone who looks as good as this, shouldn't sound as good as this."