MUSICIAN was a monthly magazine that covered news and information about American popular music. Initially called MUSIC AMERICA, it was founded in 1976 by Sam Holdsworth and Gordon Baird. The two friends borrowed $20,000 from relatives and started the publication in a barn in Colorado.
MUSICIAN never gained a wide following, although it had a devoted readership. The magazine was respected by critics for the quality of its writers; among the best-known writers for MUSICIAN were rock critic Lester Bangs and soon-to-be film director Cameron Crowe.
It folded in 1999.
Below: May 1997 issue.