Letters

Magazine: Hullabaloo
Editor: Gerald Rothberg
Published:
Volume: 2
Issue: 5
Publisher: YAM Publications, Inc.
Pages: 4, 18

Seed luver

Could you please do an article on the gear Seeds soon? I’m trying to get all the info I can on them. I think they’re fab, especially Sky. Boy, he sure can belt out a song! I think “A Faded Picture” is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard. Sky’s a great songwriter, too. He writes most of the group’s material and it’s all just fantastic. The songs on the first album are all great songs by those great, gear, groovy, fab, out-of-sight guys—Sky, Rick Andridge, Jan Savage (a real Cherokee Indian), and Daryl. LONG LIVE THE SEEDS!!!

A HULLABALOO, Seeds, and Magoos Luver,
Nancy Carpenter
Grosse Point Farms, Mich.


Mitch Ryder fan

Congratulations on the great story you wrote about Mitch Ryder in the May issue: “Superscene, Mitch Ryder.”

As a professional writer, I can appreciate the fine writing in the article. It was beautifully written, it captured the “soul” of Mitch, and contained some very good observations.

It is the most touching article I have read about him.

Nina Trobaugh (Mitch’s older sister)
Lexington, Kentucky


I am speaking to you from the dimly-lit corridors of my mind. Your May issue was an unbelievable figment of my imagination. Where else could one obtain such fantastic candid photos of the Rascals and Mitch Ryder? Yours is the only magazine that does any justice to the really talented people (Blues Project, Simon and Garfunkel, Blues Magoos) and gives the new exciting groups (Doors, Buffalo Springfield, etc.) a chance. It’s refreshing to be able to go through a magazine without once running across a three-page spread on Dino, Desi and Billy, or a five-page article on what the Beatles do on Saturday nights. One objection: leave Herman out of your magazine. He is a fool. One request: do an article on Lothar and the Hand People.

My Hobbits and I thank you.

Lois Marino
Brooklyn, N.Y.


Phenomenon

HULLABALOO, you’re a phenomenon in the world of teenybopper-pleasing magazines. I’ve come to the conclusion that your publication is the only one that recognizes the fact that its readers may just have an ounce of intelligence. I like to know what’s going on in the musical world, and you tell it at a level that doesn’t insult my intelligence.

All this trash about “My Dream Girl” and “My True Life Story” is aimed at inane twelve-year-olds. If I were a popular musician, I would be insulted by some of those stupid questions.

HULLABALOO sticks to the facts and I believe anything I read in it. Keep on introducing so many groovy groups, especially the underground ones. The Doors are outasight.

Congratulations on having such a fabulous author as your Editor Emeritus, Jan Cremer. I Jan Cremer really knocked me out.

Stephanie Derane
Cedar Rapids, Iowa


R&B fan

About three weeks ago, I took a couple (four) copies of your fab mag to school. ZOWEE!! What results! Now there isn’t a person in my class not buying HULLABALOO. (At least, not that I know of.)

Your mag is fab (as I said before) but… I haven’t seen any stories on soul singers, so please run a few once in a while. Also, thanks for the stories on the Mamas and Papas, Mitch Ryder, the Beach Boys, etc. Long live HULLABALOO!

Kelly Smith
Bridgewater, Conn.


R&B fan, take two

In reference to Nadine Jackson’s letter in the May issue of HULLABALOO, you don’t have to be a Negro to enjoy rhythm-and-blues music as she does. I feel the same way.

The Supremes and other Negro artists aren’t getting enough exposure. The only way fans are able to keep in touch with them is by buying their records and attending their concerts. When they do appear in the press, the articles never seem long enough.

It’s sickening reading about the Beatles, Hermits, and Monkees all the time.

“Supremely,”
Joe
San Jose, Calif.

Dear Joe:

We agree with you about there not being enough exposure to the top rhythm-and-blues artists. We admit we haven’t done too much on these people in the past, but it is HULLABALOO’S policy now to devote at least two pages to R&B artists in every issue. Our June issue had a story on the Four Tops for a start. In July, we had a story on all the big Chicago blues artists. October promises a story on the Supremes; and on and on. So from now on, you can look forward to more rhythm-and-blues names in HULLABALOO.