Cover of the 15th issue of Rock 82, featuring Grace Jones, from the time when the magazine was supplement for Strip 82.
|First issue||April 1982|
|Final issue||December 1990|
Rock was first published in April 1982, under the name Rock 82. Initially, Rock 82 was as a supplement of NIP Politika's comic magazine Strip 82, the back cover of Strip 82 being the front cover of Rock 82. The magazine was published in an unusual format of 11x30cm. The first editor-in-chief of Rock 82 and the initiator of the magazine publishing was critic Peca Popović. In an interview for the documentary series Rockovnik Popović stated:
|“||I believed that the generation which had already been introduced to MTV, [...] the generation of young, curious people that had already seen how the video killed the radio star, deserves a bit of a different magazine. A bit more visual magazine, a magazine with a different sensibility, featuring a different generation of authors, just as Džuboks in the 1970s had a talented, brave, great generation. I believed that there were more people who, unfortunately, weren't writing for the papers. It turned out they were good too.||”|
From January 1983, Rock began being published as an independent periodical released as newspaper in tabloid format, and then in March 1985, it started releasing in magazine format. In 1985, 7" single with the charity song "Za milion godina", the Yugoslav contribution to Live Aid, was released with the magazine.
Popović was succeeded by Vladislav Bajac, who was succeeded by Dragan Todorović. Since October 1988, the magazine was edited by Saša Gajević, and was published under the name Pop Rock. The last, 161st issue, was released on December 13, 1990.
Journalists and contributors
Some of the journalists and contributors to Rock include:
- Dejan Cukić
- Snežana Golubović
- Jadranka Janković
- Petar Janjatović
- Petar Luković
- Ivana Marković
- Peca Popović
- Goran Vejvoda
- Dušan Vesić
- Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 303.
- Rockovnik, "Užas je moja furka (Jugoslovenska rock scena)", YouTube.com
- "Jugoslavenski doprinos Live Aidu '85", muzika.hr
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