... a fascinating woman took a generation of young teens under her wing and carried us into a world of music, fashion, television, and movies. Over the past several decades, attempts have been made to characterize the enigmatic Ms. Stavers. But one thing is indisputable. An unlikely bond was formed between Gloria, her readers, and the teen idols she helped create. She remained fiercely loyal to the impressionable young minds and emotions of those of us to whom 16 Magazine was so important. Many musicians, groups, and actors of the 50's, 60's and 70's can attribute much of their popularity to Gloria's enthusiastic presentation in the pages of 16.
This site is my humble tribute to Gloria Stavers with hopes that she will be remembered here by those who knew her, or were influenced, supported, or inspired by her, and to introduce her to those unaware of her tremendous influence on music and pop culture journalism. Fans and Faves alike are welcome here! I look forward to sharing memories with you. Those whom Gloria has brought together let no number of decades separate!