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RAM magazine

Made by Mason, Philip in Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980.

This copy of ‘RAM’ magazine has significance as an example of how rock music magazines helped to promote Australian recording artists. Australia has enjoyed a healthy supply of magazines documenting the local and overseas rock music scenes. ‘Go-Set’ (1966-1974) provided news, gossip and interviews. Soon after its demise, there emerged successors aspiring to be the leading rock music trade paper. ‘Sound Blast’ had been running for several years before 1975 when it was joined by ‘RAM’ (Rock Austra...


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Object Statement

Music magazine, 'RAM', paper, printed by Eastern Suburbs Newspapers, used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980

Physical Description

Music magazine, 'RAM', paper, printed by Eastern Suburbs Newspapers, used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980

'RAM' magazine dated 2 May 1980. 40 pages. Jimmy and the Boys on cover. Contains two punch holes.



434 mm


293 mm


3 mm



Edited by Anthony O'Grady. Published by Philip Mason. Printed by Eastern Suburbs Newspapers.



Festival Records kept a collection of rock music magazines. This magazine remained in Festival Records' collection until donated to the Museum. It was displayed in the Museum's exhibition 'Spinning Around: 50 Years of Festival Records', from 2001 to 2003.


Credit Line

Gift of Festival Mushroom Records, 2007

Acquisition Date

19 April 2007

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RAM magazine 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 August 2019, <>


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