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September 24, 1982 issue of Džuboks cover featuring Pete Townshend
Categories Music magazine
Frequency Monthly
Publisher NIP Duga (1966 - 1970)
NIP Dečje novine (1974 -1985)
Year founded 1966
First issue May 3, 1966
Final issue 1985
Country  Yugoslavia
Language Serbian
Website Džuboks archive at Popboks.com

Džuboks (Serbian Cyrillic: Џубокс, trans. Jukebox) was a Yugoslav music magazine. Founded in 1966, it was the first magazine in Yugoslavia dedicated to rock music.


1966 - 1970[edit]

Cover of the first issue of Džuboks, released on May 3, 1966, featuring the Rolling Stones

Džuboks magazine was founded in 1966 by publisher Duga from Belgrade.[1] Džuboks was the first Yugoslav music magazine dedicated to rock music.[1] Its first editor-in-chiefs was Nikola Karaklajić, a chess master and radio personality.[1] The first issue came out on 3 May 1966.[1] In an interview for the documentary series Rockovnik Karaklajić stated:

It was obvious that there was a huge interest by young people for a magazine, there were shows, but there was a need for a magazine. Filmski svet [trans. Film World] magazine published by Duga decided to publish a music magazine once a month, but a magazine dedicated to rock music, or pop music, as we used to call it back then. And because there weren't many journalists that were well-informed about that music, they invited me to be the editor-in-chiefs. [...] As I received magazines from abroad, I picked up tricks used by the New Musical Express, Melody Maker, Rolling Stone [Rolling Stone was actually founded one year after Džuboks] etc. And we made a magazine which was printed in 100,000 copies, and it was sold out after three days.[2]

Višnja Marjanović, who succeeded Karaklajić on the place of editor-in-chiefs,[1] in an interview for Rockovnik stated about the first issue:

Back then it was on the edge of scandal, to publish some hairy guys' photo on a cover, to write about foreign musicians, not to have any texts about our singers, to publish English language lyrics, so that our bands could cover those songs more easily [...] It was pretty revolutionary and unusual... When the Rolling Stones appeared on the front cover, it was sold out immediately. The magazine appeared one day, and tomorrow it couldn't be found on the market. That's how big the hunger and the need for that sort of magazines were.[2]

After the 39th issue, released in July 1970, Duga stopped publishing the magazine.[1] During these three years, flexi discs featuring current international rock hits were often given with the magazine.[1]

Mini Džuboks[edit]

In 1968, Duga started publishing Mini Džuboks, which, beside music, dealt with entertainment and fashion.[1] The first editor-in-chiefs was Sava Popović, and was succeeded by Višnja Marjanović.[1] The first issue of Mini Džuboks was released on May 9, 1968. After the 33rd issue, released on February 20, 1969, Mini Džuboks was put out.[1]

1974 - 1985[edit]

In 1974, the publisher Dečje Novine from Gornji Milanovac renewed Džuboks under the name Ladin Džuboks (Lada's Džuboks), as it was initially released as a supplement of the girl magazine Lada,[3] but soon appeared as an independent publication under the name Džuboks.[1] The first editor-in-chiefs was Vojkan Borisavljević, and was followed by Milisav Ćirović, Peca Popović and Branko Vukojević.[1] The first issue was released on July 1, 1974, and the last, 171st, on July 22, 1983.[1] In 1984, Džuboks was, under the editorship of Ljuba Trifunović, renewed once again, but was finally put out in 1985.[1]

In 2004, the online magazine Popboks was founded, containing a digitalized archive of Džuboks issues released between 1974 and 1985.[4]

Journalists and contributors[edit]

Some of the journalists and contributors to Džuboks include:


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 303. 
  2. ^ a b Rockovnik, "Uhvati vetar (Beat u Beogradu 1964 - 1968)", YouTube.com
  3. ^ Rockovnik, "Kad bi bio bijelo dugme (Jugoslovenska rock scena 1974 - 1975)", YouTube.com
  4. ^ Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 304. 

External links[edit]

Džuboks archive at Popboks.com