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Roadrunner magazine

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980.

This copy of ‘Roadrunner’ magazine has significance as an example of how rock music magazines helped to promote overseas 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 A...


Object No.


Object Statement

Music magazine, 'Roadrunner', paper, published in Adelaide, South Australia, used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980

Physical Description

Music magazine, 'Roadrunner', paper, published in Adelaide, South Australia, used by Festival Records, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1980

Two sheets from the 22 February 1980 issue of 'Roadrunner' magazine, pages 1, 2, 5 and 6. Blue, black and white cover with a photograph of The Police and the text 'Police/Kinks/Dave Warner/Clash Pt 2/Costello in NZ'. Includes Police article and music charts.



430 mm


290 mm



Made in Adelaide. Printer unknown. [Edited by Donald Roberston].



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

Cite this Object


Roadrunner magazine 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 March 2019, <>


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