Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday Thirteen 66: TV Guide Covers Feat. Recording Artists

After some time away from Thursday Thirteen, I'm rejoining the fold. For my return, I thought I would do a sequel to the one on TV Guide Covers that I did last year. Below in chronological order are 13 TV Guide covers featuring popular recording artists throughout the years.

1. Elvis Presley- Sept 8, 1956

2. Ricky Nelson- Dec 28, 1957

3. The Monkees- Jan 28, 1967

4. Johnny Cash- Aug 30, 1969

5. David Cassidy- July 15, 1972

6. Sonny & Cher- July 14, 1973

7. Bob Dylan- Sept 11, 1976

8. Madonna- Aug 10, 1985

9. Whitney Houston- Feb 26, 1994

10. The Beatles- Nov 18, 1995

11. Brandy- July 18, 1998

12. Michael Jackson- Nov 10, 2001

13. Reba McEntire (as Lucy Ricardo)- Oct 9, 2005

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Janet said...

welcome back, Malcolm :-)

LOVE the Monkees cover...they look so young, so clean and shiny!

Nicholas said...

Very interesting. It's hard to remember that Michael Jackson once looked like that!

NitneeLion said...

David Cassidy ... :::swoon::: I Love all of these covers ... and I remember reading them all. Thanks for the memories.

Lori said...

I remember those days!!! Wow...everyone had a TV guide. Now, they are a thing of the past. Cool list. Love the pics. Happy TT:)

Betty said...

Great TT idea! Love the pictures, and feeling a little nostalgic now. =)

Karen said...

OMG... I love these. I actually remember some of those covers such as the Monkees one. I had a huge crush on them as well as David Cassidy.

X. Dell said...

Interesting. I didn't realize TV Guide did a Paul-Is-Dead cover.

Anonymous said...

What a very cool and unique TT!
I'm up at both Thornesworld
and The Eclectic Witch!
I hope you'll stop by!

The Gal Herself said...

First of all, thanks for bringing me back to the fold!

Rick(y) Nelson was before my time, and it was so chic to make fun of him when I was a kid that I don't think I noticed how really GORGEOUS he was. If I'd were born a bit earlier, maybe he would hold the spot in my heart that David (sigh) Cassidy inhabits.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

What about the Lennon cover? I swear he had one after he was killed.

Brenda ND said...

Oh, very interesting. Lots of memories.

Carmen Shirkey said...

David Cassidy was my 7-year old crush. Sadly, that shows my age. :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Amazing, and all bring back such memories of the 'good ol' days!'

My 13 is posted.

megan said...

What a great list! Really brings me back. :) Thanks for stopping by!

colleen said...

When Micheal Jackson was cute, Sonny and Cher where hot, and I had a crush on David Cassidy.

Tricia said...

Cool covers, and the one of Michael Jackson is stunning in how little it resembles him now. Great 13!

Tricia said...

Cool covers, and the one of Michael Jackson is stunning in how little it resembles him now. Great 13!

My expressions LIVE said...

Awsome covers...!

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PopArtDiva said...

Malcolm - I collected TV Guides for years - until they got hip to the idea that their guides were collectibles and started publishing 2 or 3 different covers each week!

Anyhoo, I have the Monkees one, the Sonny & Cher, The Beatles one you show and another one, plus most of the ones to do with Star Trek - I have others but don't remember them all and wouldn't bore you with the list anyway, lol!

You went with TV and I went with what I like to do when I watch TV - Eat!! Here's MY 13 FAVORITE RECIPES (with free recipe cards with my own art) OF TINY FOODS (appetizers) from ME, THE DIVA OF TINY FOODS

Try some out and let me know what you think!

Happy TT and welcome back to the fold!

On a limb with Claudia said...

That's so very fun! Thanks for sharing them. I want to make Michael Jackson jokes, but it's just too easy!

Barbara said...

very cool list. It's very cool to see these. What a blast from the past.

kandyblossom said...

Neat list!

Welcome back and Happy TT!

Cindy Swanson said...

Wow, Malcolm...that soooo brought back memories! I especially loved the Monkees one. :) Great TT as always!

Jessica said...

I love that Bob Dylan cover!

Malcolm said...

Janet: Thank you! I read somewhere that The Monkees were hosed down for an hour before the TV Guide photo shoot.

Nicholas: Yes, it pains me to see what Michael has done to himself.

Nitnee Lion: I knew that David would put some of you ladies in swoon mode. Thanks for stopping by.

Lori: I remember that I couldn't wait to get the next issue of TV Guide in the mail! Even though it's great to have a digital cable guide, being able to hold the TV Guide in your hand had a certain charm.

Betty: Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Karen: Look out, one of these days I might do a T13 of Tiger Beat covers. :-)

X. Dell: I'm cueing up the rimshot right now. :-)

Thornesworld: Thank you.

The Gal Herself: You are quite welcome. It's funny how teen idoldom is a generational thing. There are women in their 20s and 30s who will turn their noses up at Donny Osmond and David Cassidy while they moon over NKOTB.

Mistress of the D: Yes, John Lennon was on the cover of a November 1981 issue in which there was a story about how TV dealt with the tragedy of his death. Since I knew I would be including a cover that included all 4 Beatles, I didn't want to commit "Liverpool Overkill" by featuring the Lennon cover as well.

Brenda: Thanks!

Carmen: You could always say that you discovered David Cassidy through watching reruns of "The Partridge Family" on Nick At Nite.

Hootin' Anni and Megan: I'm glad you enjoyed the memories.

Colleen: I don't care what anyone says, the 70s rocked!

Tricia: The week that they issued the Michael Jackson cover of him as a little boy, they also had a cover of him using a present day photo. The contrast was startling to say the least.

My Expressions: Thanks!

Pop Art Diva: Although I liked the collectible covers, I think TV Guide went overboard in featuring them at the expense of TV shows. Going back even further, I noticed that practically every TV show would get a cover (regardless of whether it was a hit or not) up until around the mid to late 1970s.

On A Limb: I'm glad that you took the high road and passed on cracking on Mike.

Barbara and Kandyblossom: Thanks!

Cindy: Thanks... the Monkees cover has proven to be quite popular.

Jessica: I remember the Bob Dylan cover when it came out. Since I was a kid who didn't know what was happening, I wondered why this guy had a towel on his head!

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