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.

Musician magazine 1966 Bob Dylan front cover



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