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This issue of Aspect Magazine begins with an “Aspect Progress Report and Statement of Purpose.” The essay describes the editorial purpose of the magazine after its first ten months.

The issue features a series of pieces on music. “Music Theory: The Beatles—Two Latter-Day Legends,” by Edward J. Hogan, with John Fraser and Jack Murphy, is a two-part discussion of the rumors of “Paul’s Death” and the story of the “The Island Paradise. The issue also includes an essay about John Lennon by Noelle Wright, “Smile at Me, John,” an “Album Quicks” section that focuses on Santana and Led Zeplin, both by Edward J. Hogan, and a “Bookmark” section featuring Hogan’s review of the book The Rock Revolution (1969)”by Arnold Shaw.

This issue includes “12 Trends for the Decade: a Reprint from Pace,” the second and concluding part of an essay first published in Pace magazine by John McCook Roots. There is a short poem by Edward J. Hogan, “Love,” and a poem by Noelle Wright, “Pain.” There is also an editorial by Edward J. Hogan, “Vietnam: The Best Exit.”

Publication Date

Winter 12-1969


Aspect Magazine


Boston, Massachusetts


American Politics | Literature in English, North America | United States History

Aspect Magazine, vol. 2, issue 10, December 1969