Selected Covers of OZ Magazine

OZ began in 1963 as a humor magazine in Sydney, Australia, but from 1967 to 1973 the publiction survived as a psychedelic hippie magazine in London. In 1970, Oz went on an obscenities trail for publishing a sexual explicit adaptation of an x-rated R. Crumb cartoon.  Yoko Ono and John Lennon jumped to the magazine's defense and organzied the recording of "God Save Oz" by the Elastic Oz Band, which was released on The Beatles' Apple label. Lennon originally demoed the song but due to contractual obligations had turn over the recording to Bill Elliot. Lennon's version would later be released on his anthology.  Other support for Oz came from John Peel, Marty Feldman and Caroline Coon.

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