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Bruce Springsteen cover, December 1980

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

It’s Only Rock ’N’ Roll was an indie music newspaper published in San Antonio from May 1978 to April 1982. The publication chronicled the rise of punk and New Wave music in San Antonio and Austin, reporting on national touring acts like Blondie, Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, the Ramones, the Clash and the Sex Pistols, as well as local and regional rock ’n’ roll, blues and heavy metal acts. Issues included record reviews, guest columns, nightclub listings and numerous photographs. Included here are 44 issues, from March 18, 1978 through April 1982. Note: The November 1980 issue was mislabeled as Volume 4, number 8.


  • December 1980


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 2 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 1 boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English