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Heroes & Friends

The first issue of Zigzag magazine rolled off the presses on 16th April 1969. To say it was influential worldwide or that it had a huge impact on me personally would be the understatement of the century. You can read more of my thoughts (undiminished) on the mag in this piece I wrote for the Terrascope in 2009.

Meanwhile to celebrate this momentous 50th anniversary, our mate Richard Hoare has drawn this fascinating picture of how the magazine came into being.

Thanks to Richard and also to Pete Frame and John Tobler for allowing us to publish it.

Sources for the map include: Pete Frame, John Tobler, Zigzag magazine, Omaha Rainbow No 3 - the interview with Pete Frame by Peter O'Brien & Barry Ballard, and Snorbens Diary column by Jeff Cloves in The St Albans & Harpenden Review newspaper.