American Mass-Market Magazines

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Clark, Robert S. "Editorial: On the Front Lines." High Fidelity, January 1981, p. 4.

Foster, Edward J. "High Fidelity Gurus." Village Voice, 9 October 1978, pp. 79-80.

Long, Robert. "The Story of an Idea." High Fidelity, April 1971, pp. 46-56.

Marcus, Leonard. "Hello, Backbeat--Farewell, Lighter Side." High Fidelity, February 1977, p. 4.

-----. "High Fidelity weds Schwann." High Fidelity, March 1977, p. 4.

-----. "Starting Out in the Fifties." High Fidelity, April 1976, pp. 41-42.


Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature ( 1961-present); Abridged Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature; Consumers Index; Music Index ( 1951-present); Magazine Index; Popular Magazine Review.


Library of Congress, most medium-to-large public, and academic libraries. Available in microform.

Publication History


High Fidelity ( December 1958-March 1959: High Fidelity and Audiocraft).


Vols. 1-38, Summer 1951-present. Quarterly, Summer 1951-Summer 1952; bimonthly, September-October 1952-January-February 1954; monthly, March 1954-present.


Audiocom: Milton B. Sleeper, 1951-1954; Charles Fowler, 1954-1957. Billboard Publications: Charles Fowler, 1957-1960; Warren B. Syer, 1962-1974. ABC Leisure Magazines (later ABC Consumer Magazines): Warren B. Syer, 1974- 1980; Leonard Levine, 1980-1981; Steven I. Rosenbaum, 1981-1985; William Tynan, 1986-1989. Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1951-1981; New York, 1981-1989.


Charles Fowler, 1951-1954; John M. Conly, 1954-1959; Roland Gelatt, 1959- 1968; Leonard Marcus, 1968-1980; William Tynan, 1981-1985; Michael Riggs, 1986-present.



H. Stephen Wright


High Times: The Magazine of High Society (aka briefly as High Times: The Magazine of Feeling Good) was begun in 1974 by Tom Forcade, a veteran of the various underground media flourishing during the 1960s. In addition to founding High Times, Forcade established the Alternative Press Syndicate and


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