Spec Speak-In

Magazine: 16 Spec
Editor: Gloria Stavers
Published:
Issue: 18
Publisher: 16 Magazine, Inc.
Pages: 68–69

Dizzy for Tommy

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just love TOMMY ROE! Will you please print his picture and tell me where I can write to him?

Ellen Littleman
Gainesville, Fla.

Dear Ellen,

Here’s a groovy pic of TOMMY. Hope you dig his ABC Records album Dizzy and have latched on to his great new single Heather Honey. You can write to TOMMY at ABC Records, 1330 Sixth Avenue, New York, N.Y.


Starry-eyed

Dear Miss Stavers,

I’m all starry-eyed over the copy of 16’s Teen Star Birthday Book you sent me! I just love it!

Mimsy Farrington
Great Neck, L.I.

Dear Mimsy,

Love you for saying so! All other 16 SPEC-ers who wanna gets stars in their eyes, turn to Page 31!


California girls?!

Dear Miss Stavers,

In a magazine I recently read that SAJID, MIKE COLE, BOBBY SHERMAN and DESI had said that they prefer California girls. That doesn’t sound like them. Please tell me this isn’t true!

Ruth Wilkinson
Cherry Pt., N.C.

Dear Ruth,

This article was carefully checked out and each and every boy denied ever having said to anyone at any time that they prefer California girls! As DESI succinctly put it, “They may be nearer, but they aren’t dearer—we like girls from everywhere.”


Bobby’s fan club

Dear Miss Stavers,

I have written to so many other magazines in hopes of getting my question answered. No one ever answers me. My mother says that I am wasting stamps, because no one will publish my letter. This is my last try. My question is—Does BOBBY SHERMAN have his own fan club, and is his record going to be available in Canada?

Susie Streatch
Woodstock, Canada

Dear Susie,

Thanks for writing—and this just proves that you should never give up hope! BOBBY has his very own fan club which he personally directs. If you, or any other 16 SPEC-ers, are interested in joining, send $1.50 to Bobby Sherman Fan Club, Box 890, Radio City Station, New York, N.Y. 10019. BOBBY’s first LP will be on Metromedia Records. Keep asking for it at your local record store. It’s due out sometime late in June, and his single is due to be released before then!


Boy problems

Dear Miss Stavers,

All About Boys is the most wonderful booklet ever! It answers all of my boy problems!

Nancy Brainerd
Phoenix, Ariz.

Dear Nancy,

Wouldn’t you think that other 16 SPEC readers with boy problems would want to share your joy? They can—just by flipping to Page 27!


Lookin’ for Zilch?

Dear Miss Stavers,

When I was in Greenwich Village recently, I thought I saw SAJID KHAN coming out of Zilch. True or false?

Janie Morris
Queens, N.Y.

Dear Janie,

True indeed! SAJ was in New York City in April and he spent a couple of days visiting his favorite hang-outs in the Village. That, of course, included Zilch at 217 Thompson Street. Zilch, as you know, is the favorite hangout for all of the stars, including DAVY JONES, the RASCALS, the NAZZ and the COWSILLS.


Star addresses & fax

Dear Miss Stavers,

I heard that you have a special booklet which gives all of the addresses of the stars—and all of the facts on them too. How can I get it?

Betty Rollins
Miami, Fla.

Dear Betty,

You heard absolutely right! The booklet is called 16’s All-Star Address & Fax Book—and you (and anyone else) can get a copy by following the instructions on Page 41!


Pen pals galore!

Dear Gloria,

Please mention in your wonderful 16 SPEC that we have 1500 English girls waiting for American pen-mates. Have any of your readers who are interested write to us, sending their name, address, interests, which pop people they like and how old they are. If they can include an international reply coupon, it will help. You can get these at your local post office. However, we will answer every letter we get. Thanks so much.

Betty Hale
Editor
Fabulous
Fleetway House
Farringdon Street
London EC4, England


Star-pix kit

Dear Miss Stavers,

I just had to write and say thanks for sending me 16’s Star-Pix Kit. It’s just groovy!

Linda Mayberry
Albany, N.Y.

Dear Linda,

Thanks for the thanks, luvvie! All other 16 SPEC-ers who want the same thrill, see Page 49!


Letter from Bobby

Dear Gloria—and all of you wonderful 16 SPEC-ers,

Just had to write and thank you from the bottom of my heart for that groovy Gold Star Award I got from 16 SPEC and 16 Magazine for “Most Promising TV Star”. It’s impossible to put into words how grateful I feel to all of you for your heart-warming support. I send a kiss to everyone!

Love,
BOBBY SHERMAN
Hollywood, Calif.


—And Dick Clark too!

Dear Gloria,

I just got the news about the 16 SPEC Gold Star Award I received for “Ten Years Of Outstanding Contribution To The Teenagers Of America”. I am deeply honored, appreciate your thoughtfulness, and hope to continue to serve.

DICK CLARK
Hollywood, Calif.


Cables from Apple

THANKS SO MUCH, GLORIA, FOR THE GOLD STAR AWARDS FROM YOU AND OUR 16 SPEC FRIENDS.

As EVER,
THE BEATLES
JOHN, PAUL,
GEORGE AND RINGO
LONDON, ENGLAND


THANK YOU, GLORIA, AND 16 SPEC FOR YOUR LOVELY AWARD AS “MOST PROMISING FEMALE SINGER”: I APPRECIATE IT WITH ALL MY HEART.

LOVE,
MARY HOPKIN
LONDON, ENGLAND


How to subscribe

Dear Miss Stavers,

How can I subscribe to 16 SPEC? I’m crazy about it—and I don’t want to miss a single issue!

Diane Barker
Trenton, N.J.

Dear Diane,

You, and all other 16 SPEC readers, can make sure of getting every issue by following the instructions on Page 59


Comin’ up!

PSST!! Have you heard?! Things are gonna bust out all over starting August 7 when 16 SPEC—FALL ’69 hits the streets! Yup, there’s gonna be a riot! And all because 16 SPEC—FALL ’69 is just jam-packed with every pop fav you can imagine! Bobby Sherman and the Brides gang, Mike Cole and the Mod Squad-ers, Frid and the Dark Shadows clan, the whole bundle of Cowsills, Saj, Davy, Mark, Jack Wild—well, you name ’em, you get ’em all in the brand new 16 SPEC! Remember the date—August 7! That’s when the fireworks start!!

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