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Trip Back To The 70s
on 11 January 2006
What the publishers of "Jackie" probably didn't know and certainly don't acknowledge is that while the magazine was definitely aimed at the British teenage girl, teenage guys regularly bought the magazine for the posters. Back in the 70s, glam bands and artists like Sweet, Mud, T-Rex and Slade were just as big with teenage boys as they were with the girls - all be it for different reasons perhaps. Even so, my mates and I had posters from Jackie on our walls alongside soccer and other sporting heros.
I'm sure with all the features in this book that were designed to appeal to girls at the time, this book will bring back fond memories for many. While I recognise that this is what Jackie was essentially all about, I for one would still like to have seen more emphasis in this book on the pop memories that Jackie was equally famous for.
Another comment - I know for certain that David Cassidy's likeness was regularly responsible for raking in the money for the owners of Jackie back in the early 70s. Certainly, he appeared on countless covers, posters and articles inside the magazine. In this book, however, while David Cassidy's picture appears on the inside cover - that's the only reference to him. Not so with Donny Osmond - there's a pin-up picture and several pop items. I find this lack of David Cassidy a strange omission and I'm sure many former Jackie readers who have bought this book and who were or still are Cassidy fans will agree.
In summary, if you were a British teenage girl in love with Donny Osmond in the 1970s - this book will bring back lots of memories. If you were a David Cassidy fan, this book will most likely be a bit disappointing. If, like me, you were a teenage boy who bought Jackie for the pop stars - this book is not for you. And I'm sure the publishers would say they never intended it to be!!