The 50s and 60s had some notable television families that produced teen idols such as Rick Nelson and Paul Petersen. But the early 70s was truly "family time" in the pages of 16! Real or fictional, musical or not, like the Monkees before them these faves supersized their popularity via television. This month's cover is devoted to members of The Osmonds, The Jackson Five, The Patridge Family and The Brady Bunch. Pictured are the era's "fab four," Donny Osmond, Michael Jackson, David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman (not part of a family, but a regular on "Shindig," and "Here Come the Brides.") The family-frenzy continued inside with articles on Chris Knight, Jermaine Jackson, Barry Williams, and Osmonds Marie, Jimmy, Wayne, and Tom (who was not even in show business!)
Early sixties faves Paul Petersen, Bobby Rydell, Richard Chamberlain, Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley had 16's "seal of approval" in this month's cover illustration. And three years before "The Monkees" premieres on NBC, Davy Jones makes his cover debut and gets raves for his role in Broadway's "Oliver." Gloria Stavers has an early bi-line with "Elvis and Ann-Margret - Watch Out - He'll Break Your Heart!" and ... her photo on the back cover surrounded by 16 faves!! But "Georgia Winters" is still credited as Editor, and is even on the list of "close friends" attending Connie Francis's housewarming party (as reported in GeeGee's Gossip.)
This may be the quintessential late 60's issue of 16 Magazine! The cover features three of the biggest faves in the magazine's history. Mark Lindsay, Peter Noone and Davy Jones also became close friends of Gloria Stavers. Flowers and paisley abound in illustrator Fred Chance's cultural mash-up as the "16 Tribe", armed with arrows, sports the hip India import look.