Front Covers

Following a conversation with Richard Ogden, Hawkwind's PR guy 1971-76, I became a little obsessed with tracking down every instance of the band (or at least its name) appearing on the front cover of a magazine during the 70s. This is the result... (Click to enlarge the image, some references may be hard to spot!)

Friends - 13.11.70

Melody Maker - 27.11.71

Muther Grumble - 03.72

Frendz -14.07.72

NME - 22.07.72

NME -12.08.72

Disco 45 - 18.08.72

Disc - 02.09.72

NME - 02.09.72

Sounds - 02.09.72

Sounds - 23.09.72

Mickie Songbook - 09.72

Sounds - 02.10.72

NME - 14.10.72

NME - 09.12.72

Let It Rock - 12.72

Music Scene - 12.72

Record Song Book - 12.72

Rock & Folk - 12.72

Sounds - 06.01.73

NME - 12.05.73

NME - 19.05.73

Melody Maker - 09.06.73

Melody Maker - 30.06.73

Qui Giovani - 05.07.73

NME - 01.09.73

Disco 45 - 21.09.73

Mickie Songbook - 09.73

Melody Maker - 01.12.73

Penetration - 73

Sounds - 02.02.74

Sounds - 06.07.74

Oor - 17.07.74

Ciao 2001 - 27.10.74

NME - 23.11.74

Sounds - 30.11.74

Melody Maker - 04.01.75

Melody Maker - 18.01.75

Sounds - 18.01.75

Rock & Folk - 01.75

NME - 08.02.75

Ciao 2001 - 09.02.75

Melody Maker - 15.02.75

Cracker - 02.75

Creem - 03.75

Beat Instrumental - 07.75

Sounds - 09.08.75

Trouser Press - 9-10.75

Sounds - 02.10.76

Beat Instrumental - 11.76

Penetration - 77

Sniffin Flowers - 77

Way Ahead - 11.77

Sounds - 21.10.78

Melody Maker - 18.11.78

Sounds - 09.06.79

Sounds - 08.11.80

Days Of The Underground is an in-depth primer to the music of Hawkwind in the 1970s. It also explores the ideas and concepts that fuelled the band during this period, and speaks to the crew that manned the ship.