Here is the link to the first issue on PDF - https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B86kZ7RP6OWKSVB3cE9PcncwMEU
Editorial for - Issue one - Published June 1973
This is the first edition, which comes completely free, of an attempt at supplying the musicians and such likery of Coventry and surrounding districts, with a form of music paper, crude as it may be, in which people can make known their wares by advertising them in these columns, or contacting musicians and groups etc. it is intended to cover not only musicians but discos, poets and artists etc. Interviews with groups and artists will be carried out, also information, news and views.
We will be pleased to hear from anyone who has any suggestions, information, news and views.
The money made from the adverts will be used to finance and improve this monthly mag, so that it can be distributed free. I’d like to point out that the idea is to make this as comprehensive as we can musically and is therefore not restricted to Rock groups, it is open to any form of music or art. It is strictly non-bread-head, non-profit mag.
Love and Happiness to all
Trev Teasdel 1973
On the Scene supplement in which the above article came from -
Letter from Coventry Telegraph prior to our interview -
A fuller view of the article
John had worked for release and one of his ideas was Central Spot (Mentioned in the magazine) - a drop in centre for young people with problems. John left Hobo after the first issue but that option got taken up later by Bob Rhodes, a detached youth worker from Coventry Voluntary service council who facilitated the Hobo Workshop at the Holyhead Youth Centre summer 1974. More about that on a post on the Hobo Workshop.