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Jet Magazine - Curtis Mayfield

Thirty Jet Magazine Covers

1960s, 1970s, Literature, Magazine, Music • 3875 Views • 1 Comment

First published in 1955 by John H. Johnson and still going to this day Jet magazine – so called because of the pace of change at the time – was and still is aimed squarely at the black community in America. Since its first weekly appearance on the shelves it has kept similar themes namely black politics, fashion and beauty tips, entertainment news, health tips and the staple of any modern-day magazine – dieting tips.

During the early days of the American Civil Rights movement the magazine gained a reputation for its hard-hitting coverage and walked where many other publications refused to tread for fear of upsetting advertisers.  Here we take a look at some covers from back in the day when it was printed in black and white (and it continued in monochrome until 1999). The combination of hard-nosed Afro-American news topics alongside celebrity gossip and fashion tips is a recipe they still use today and the blend of the serious with the light-hearted presumably works as they are not far off their 60th anniversary and still going strong.

 


Jet Magazine James Brown Cover

 

Jet Magazine The Beatles

 

Jet Magazine Dec 1967

Jet Brand Cover

 

Jet Ghetto Karate School

Jet Magazine

 

Fifth Dimension

 

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Jet Magazine Bobby Womack

 

826-9

 

Richard Pryors Jet Magazine

 

Chaka Khan

 

Jet Magazine Miles Davis

 

Jet Magazine 1970

 

Stevie Wonder - Jet Magazine

 

Jet Magazine Freda Payne

 

Jet Richard Roundtree

 

Jet Magazine John Lennon

 

930-9

 

Jet Magazine Al Green

 

Jet Fifth Dimension

 

Jet Magazine Marvin Gaye

 

Isaac Hayes Oscar Jet Magazine

 

sly Stone Jet Magazine

 

Lou Rawls

 

Jet Mag

 

Donna Summer

Curtis Mayfield Jet Magazine

 

  • http://donnalethal.com Donna Lethal

    Love these-the Engelbert + Three Degrees cover is classic.

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