Tune Up

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Tune Up of November 1962

Tune Up is a folk music fanzine published by the Philadelphia Folksong Society from Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Subtitled, "The monthly newsletter of the Philadelphia Folksong Society", this publication began in January 1963 as a 12 page, 8.5" X 5.5" fanzine covering the folk-song revival scene in Philadelphia as well as covering international performers such as Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez, Don Crawford, and Hedy West. Early issues were edited by Janet Hauguel. It was available mainly for members of the Society.

Tune Up was one of a handful of fanzines devoted to folk music that were published in the 1950s and 1960s; in the U.S.A., Lee Hoffman published the first folk fanzine Caravan, followed by Gardyloo; others followed such as The Broadside of Boston, The Little Sandy Review, and The Songmakers Almanac. In Ontario, Canada, Hoot and Sing and String, and British Columbia, Canada's Singalong! appeared; in the UK, John Brunner published Noise Level and Michael Moorcock released Rambler; later in the UK other folk music zines, such as Folk Scene in the 1960s, and Folks, in the 1970s and 1980s would continue to be published.

This fanzine was still being published by the Philadelphia Folksong Society in the 1990s and 2000s, with writers such as Mike Miller and Darin Scott contributing.