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Gerry Rothberg/Circus Magazine Editor and Publisher with Rock Band Kiss in Publication's NYC Headquarters.



Circus Magazine editor/publisher Gerry Rothberg with cast of Hair in photo for Cancer Society, No Smoking Campaign.




In Circus Magazine office, publisher/editor Gerry Rothberg with Ozzy Osbourne.





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Deadspin: A.J. Daulerio's Insightful and Delicious Salute to Circus Magazine

A Love Letter To Circus, The Magazine That Made Me Dirty


The first magazine subscription I ever had was to this tawdry rock magazine, filled with sweaty images of heavy metal heroes, which completely ruined my obsession with sports. It was a Christmas gift from my parents. They regretted it soon after, when in January 1984, my posters of Moses Malone and Mike Schmidt were soon surrounded by crude cut-outs of a bleeding Mick Mars, an assless-chapped Chris Holmes, and George Lynch. My parents were concerned, mind you, as many parents were  ...                        Read More ...





Circus Magazine TV commercial from 1978


Alternate Version of Circus Magazine TV commercial



Running Away With the Circus 
An Oral History 
of Circus Magazine

by Steven Ward


Rolling Stone is not the only rock magazine still publishing today that was founded in the late '60s; believe it or not, Circus magazine has appeared on newsstands, unabated, since 1968. And like Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone, Circus Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Gerald Rothberg is still at the helm. Rothberg actually started Circus in 1966, under the title, Hullabaloo. In the almost 40 years since, Circus has been many different kinds of music publication. It started out as a general interest rock magazine, running stories on classic rockers such as the Doors, Genesis, and Grand Funk Railroad. Later, Rothberg realized ...                                           Read More ...

Vintage pic of editor/publisher of Circus Magazine, Gerry Rothberg and Grand Funk Railroad's Mark Farner.

Rock and Roll Music & Rock Bands 
My Forty Year Journey with Circus Magazine,
the Legendary Rock Music Publication

by Gerald Rothberg
Founder, Editor/Publisher  

I've never started a story in the beginning, it seems. So these remembrances of Circus Magazine will start, say a decade into its founding. It was then that I got the idea, of taking the rock 'n roll rag, weekly. As it turned out, not a brilliant idea. What we had begun to build up as a definitive mag of hard rock, morphed into editions with Miss Piggy
in a centerfold, and New York Yankee infielder Bucky Dent on a cover. More to come. Stay tuned.