Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News
Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News was a music zine by Greg Shaw and David Harris.
Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News was published in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. in the 1960s, and covered the local alternative music scene. Fourteen issues were released between August 1966 and August 1967. It is seen as the precursor to the alternative journalism that followed in its wake, such as Crawdaddy and Rolling Stone.
The first issue was published August 8, 1966. It was a mimeographed newssheet of two pages with concert announcements at the Matrix, Fillmore and Avalon.
Issue 2, August 16, featured news of The Straight Theatre, and Jim Gurley, local musician.
Issue 3, August 23, is three sheets, with news of SF Oracle launch, band news, rumours and gossip, and record reviews.
Issue 4, August 30, is now four sheets, and is mainly devoted to an interview with the Grateful Dead, plus a feature on Country Joe & The Fish by Greg Shaw.
Issue 5, September 7, is given over to the second half of The Grateful Dead interview, and a response to the SF Oracle's unsympathetic article on the SF rock scene.
Issue 6, September 18, is three sheets, reporting on record releases, New York radio, and upcoming concerts.
Issue 7, September 27 is four sheets, and features an interview with SF DJ Tommy Saunders, and Big Brother & The Holding Co., plus ads for upcoming concerts by Country Joe & The Fish, Takoma, and Freedom Highway.
Issue 8, October 1966, is six mimeo'd sheets, and features an interview with Janis Joplin and Big Brother & The Holding Co. , plus news on The Doors, a review of The Seeds, and a full page ad for the "Love-Pageant" rally in the Haight-Ashbury with Big Brother & The Holding Co., The Grateful Dead, and Ken Kesey and his Prankster Bus.
Issue 9, October 17, is six sheets, and features a Jim Kweskin interview, Dootone Records, new, events, and an original Stanley Mouse handbill announcing The Daily Flash with Country Joe & The Fish at the Avalon, stapled in as last page.
Issue 10, November 8, is nine sheets plus a printed photo cover. It incorporates an two colour Tom Weller handbill for Country Joe & The Fish at the Jabberworck, and a two colour Steve Renick-designed handbill for the 13th Floor Elevators and Moby Grape at the Svalon. Also featured was an interview with The Mystery Trend, and news of Bill Graham banning Mojo-Navigator editor Dave Harris from The Fillmore.
Issue 11, November 22, is seven sheets.
Greg Shaw was simultaneously publishing Entmoot, a publication devoted to Tolkien and his writings and the science fiction fanzine Feemwlort. He went on to publish Metanoia in the 1970s, and his best known publication, Bomp!.