CREEM & BOW HOWDY – THE DAWN OF A ROCK N’ ROLL ERA !
CREEM Magazine was born in Detroit in 1969 during a newspaper strike. In March of 1969 the first issue was published and sold throughout the City of Detroit (see CREEM Magazine Covers 1969). The magazine, which coined itself "America's only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine" soon took on the reputation as the best Rock 'n' Roll magazine in the country. It promoted an irreverent attitude, and the readers loved it. Circulation soon went international. The Magazine flourished through 1988 and revived for a short time in the early 90's. . Much litigation thereafter kept the magazine in a state of confusion as to who owned it and internal arguing. In January of 2012 a Michigan Court awarded all of the Intellectual Property to be transferred from Creem Media, Inc to it's current owners, CREEM INTERNATIONAL, Inc.. This transfer has been completed by the Court appointed Receiver. In the magazine's heyday, regular monthly issues of CREEM Magazine were sold on newsstands, and through subscriptions. Additional magazine publications from CREEM included CREEM Close Ups, CREEM Metal Close Ups, CREEM Rock Shots and CREEM Special Editions. In all, from 1969 - 1988 approximately 300 magazines were published. See CREEM MAGAZINE COVERS from 1969 through 1988 on this site. The CREEM brand / Logo(s) & Mascots are still recognized today. CREEM's masthead took on a number of styles, until the final version appeared on the cover of the September 1971 issue. This CREEM Logo had become It's most recognizable and is shown at the top of every CREEM Magazine thru 1988. The famous underground cartoonist, Robert Crumb, was commissioned to design two mascots for the magazine. Crumb came up with Mr. Dreamwhip and Boy Howdy! Mr. Dreamwhip was featured on the cover of the April 1969 issue. Boy Howdy! made his cover debut on the May 1973 issue with Spider-man and again on the July 1973 issue with Alice Cooper (holding a Boy Howdy! Beer) . Boy Howdy! was by and far the most recognized and loved mascot. He appeared in every issue in one way or another. Although Boy Howdy's torso was drawn to resemble a milk creamer, many readers mistook it as a beer bottle. The magazine let that run and soon was making Boy Howdy! beer cans. The cans were all empty, there never was a beer. You will see many wonderful photos of Rock Stars holding Boy Howdy! beer, and wearing "Boy Howdy!" t-shirts, some of which are displayed on our ROCK STAR PHOTOS page of this Website. CREEM Magazine has published over 21,000 pages of Rock History beginning in 1969. Take a look through this website and enjoy Rock History as told by those who were There! Also, browse through our CREEM Store.....purchase some of the Great CREEM Gear. Also, take a photo of yourself and friend wearing CREEM Gear and send it to us. There's a good chance we'll put your photo on this CREEM website, and you TOO can be a part of Rock History!
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