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Rock Australia Magazine

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Editor  Anthony O'Grady
Editor  Phil Stafford
Frequency  Fortnightly
Editor  Greg Taylor
Categories  Music
Staff writers  Annie Burton Jen Jewel Brown Stuart Coupe Andrew McMillan Clinton Walker

Rock Australia Magazine or RAM (its acronym) was a fortnightly national Australian music newspaper, which was published from March 1975 to July 1989. It was written for people with a serious interest in rock and pop music, as was its main rival, Juke Magazine.

The magazine was founded in Sydney by Anthony O'Grady – a former contributor to the earlier teen-orientated, pop music, weekly newspaper, Go-Set – and Phillip Mason, a publisher. Its first edition was printed on 8 March 1975 by Soundtracks Publishing. RAM was modelled on English music trade papers, New Musical Express and Melody Maker.

There were three eras of RAM, each defined by their editors – O'Grady, Greg Taylor and Phil Stafford. The magazine's writers included Annie Burton, Jen Jewel Brown, Stuart Coupe, Andrew McMillan, Clinton Walker and Adam Sweeting.

By May 1980 it was being published by Eastern Suburbs Newspapers. RAM published its last edition in July 1989 after running for over 14 years. In March 2012 Brown was the presenter of a radio documentary, '"Paper Trail", for Radio National, which described four newspapers that Brown wrote for, during the 1970s and 1980s, including Rock Australia Magazine.


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