Phonograph Record (magazine)

Phonograph Record
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
First issue September 1970
Final issue May 1978
Country United States
Based in Los Angeles, California
Language English

Phonograph Record was an American monthly rock music magazine that operated between 1970 and 1978. It was founded in September 1970 in Los Angeles, California, by Marty Cerf, as a rival to Creem and Rolling Stone,[1] and funded by United Artists.[2] In addition to being a newsstand title, the magazine was available through radio stations throughout the United States[1] and distributed free to music retailers.[2] It was often referred to as PRM, due to the inclusion of the word "magazine" in the masthead.[2]

Aside from Cerf, Greg Shaw and Ken Barnes variously served as editor of Phonograph Record before its final issue in May 1978. It also featured reviews and other contributions from noted music journalists such as Lester Bangs, Jon Tiven, John Mendelsohn, Mitchell Cohen, Metal Mike Saunders, Bud Scoppa, Richard Cromelin, Mark Leviton and Jonh Ingham.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Phonograph Record articles, interviews and reviews". Rock's Backpages. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Raup, Avo (November 2014). "Phonograph Record Magazine". Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2015.

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