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Ever since the release of this ground-breaking record, the instrumental rock music which reigned in the early 60s has taken something of a backseat to vocals, and is often omitted from the history of popular music, American, British and international.

Pipeline Instrumental Review is a magazine which aims to put that right and is dedicated to the instrumental music of the late 50s and early 60s and its various manifestations up to the present. It reviews the latest releases of instrumental music, and other important releases related to the genre. The magazine also carries articles on the instro scene, written by the world's top writers on the subject.

Remember the Tornados? The Chantays? The Surfaris? The Champs? The Fentones? Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers? Above all, The Shadows? If so, Pipeline Instrumental Review is for you!

Pipeline is released quarterly, so there are always plenty of reviews to read. As well as gaining access to the world of instrumentals, subscribers can place small ads (eg. Records/CDs wanted/for sale) for FREE!

Of course, we do more than provide you with a great magazine. For one thing, every Easter Sunday, we hold the Pipeline Convention in Central London. The Convention features live music (never less than three top instrumental groups), and offers an opportunity to meet like-minded fans in a friendly atmosphere. Of course, records, CDs and tapes are on sale, as are PAL and NTSC videos of previous Conventions.

Pipeline is edited by Alan Taylor and Dave Burke. If you wish to subscribe to Pipeline, or just to order a single issue, write to:

Alan Taylor

12 Thorkhill Gardens
Thames Ditton
Surrey KT7 0UP
United Kingdom

Single Copies: £3 (UK), £3.75 (Europe), £4.50 (Elsewhere)

Subscriptions (4 Issues): £12 (UK), £15 (Europe), £18 (Elsewhere)

All prices include postage

You can email co-editor Dave Burke at Stacy@clara.net

This page was last updated on the 24 September 1998

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