IT (THE INTERNATIONAL TIMES)
The major underground paper of Britain, wellknown also abroad, edited by Barry Miles, later TomMcGrath and Bill Levy. Published as nos. 1-164, 14 Oct. 1966 - 19 Oct. 1973; vol. 2 nos. 1-3, May/June - Aug. 1974; vol. 3 nos. 2-4, July-November 1975; 1976 no. 1 (Sep.) -12, Aug. 1977; vol. 4 nos. 1-12, (Jan.) - Dec. 1978; vol. 5 nos. 1-5, March 1979 - Jan./Feb. 1980 and some additional 'half'-numbers. The emphasis of the paper changed markedly over the years according to who was on the editorial collective,either predominantly artistic, political and literary, or predominantly sexual at times. Several important legal actions have been brought against it. IT's impact on design, style and writing techniques has remained till this day. It was financed in periods by The Beatles and was central to the development of 1960's culture. No. 1 publishes an obituary of Andre Breton by Jean-Jacques Lebel, Yoko Ono's Indica Gallery show, Bob Cobbings's Group H exhibition, Simon Vinkenoog on Provo Amsterdam, report on Timothy Leary's show from Bubu in New York, LSD; Dope prices, Pink Floyd Mix Media Show, etc. No. 2 brings the report on the IT launch party. Further issues have features on practically all important aspects of the period, the drug scene, anti-Vietnam demonstrations, happenings in Amsterdam, Alexander Trocchi, and so on. Contribs. include: William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Alexander Trocchi, Bertrand Russell, Bob Dylan, Ezra Pound, Gary Snyder, Adrian Mitchell, Buckminster Fuller, Fritz Teufel, Norman Mailer, Claes Oldenburg, Abbie Hoffmann, Dick Gregory, Jeff Nuttall, Timothy Leary, Michael Abdul Malik, Jim Haynes, Miles, Bob Cobbing, Simon Vinkenoog, Yoko Ono, but mostly staff journalists. The revival period (after Barry Miles was no longer the editor) is extremely scarce.