• Steven Heller

Hey, Hey, We Were The Monkees

During the 1960s, before the advent of Crawdaddy and Rolling Stone as “underground” rock n’ roll magazines, Tiger Beat and 16 Magazine ruled the fanboy and fangirl roost. They publicized the prince and princesses of pop and garnered many tween and teen fans in the process. Tiger Beat‘s Monkee Spectacular made an impression on me as a wannabe publication designer. It was no Herb Lubalin or Alexey Brodovitch design, but it was the model I used for making layouts in underground music mags.

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