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1974

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January 1974

Tiger Beat cover January 1974

Tiger Beat January 1974

Vol. 10, No. 5 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Inside Front Cover: Tony DeFranco pinup (sent me to buying the Ronco Rhinestone & Stud Setter -- as seen on TV!)

Article: Donny (Osmond) -- Sweet 'N Sexy 16!

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond at his hottest (well till now!)

Todd Crespi

Pinup: Todd Crespi (of the short-lived TV series "The Magician" which aired in 1973-74. Todd was born in 1951 in Frankfurt, Germany.)

Article: "My Brothers," by Marie Osmond

Contest: Win Donny's Outfit! (by Lee Clothes, as seen in the pinup above)

Article: A New Face to Love -- Trend

February 1974

Tiger Beat February 1974

Tiger Beat cover February 1974

Volume 10, Number 6 Contents

Pinup: Donny Osmond (warning -- Mormon trying to look SEXY!) Donny Osmond

Article: Donny's Mysterious Valentine Girl

Article: Jeff East -- Kissable, Huggable, Lovable!

Jeff East

Pinup: Jeff East

Pinup: Andy & David Williams (did anyone every see these guys on anything or find their records in a store?)

Andy & David Williams

Article: My Sister Marie, by Donny

Pinup: Donny & Marie Osmond (What's up with the gray streaks in their hair? This REALLY troubled me in '74.)

Donny & Marie

Article: A New Face to Love -- Billy Joel

March 1974

Tiger Beat March 1974

Tiger Beat cover March 1974

Vol. 10, No. 7 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Inside Front Cover: Tony DeFranco pinup (what a Canadian cutie!)
 

Pinup: Donny Osmond (dig the sneakers!)

Donny Osmond

Article: Randy and Johnny - Carbon Copies?

Article: Rick Springfield: Please Believe in Me

DeFranco Family Back Cover: The DeFranco Family pinup (including their parents!)

April 1974

Tiger Beat April 1974

April 1974 Tiger Beat

Vol. 10, No. 8 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

Article: Donny & Jimmy! Brotherly Love!

Pinup: Vincent Van Patten (looks kinda like Ellen Degeneres)

Vincent Van Patten

Article: A New Face to Love - Vincent Van Patten

May 1974

Tiger Beat May 1974

May 1974 Tiger Beat cover

Tony DeFranco ... hot Canadian/Italian

Inside Front Cover: Tony DeFranco pinup (This is one of my fave pinups of Tony. Like my brother said, "Chicks dig foreign guys.")

Article: Tony's Italian -- He Knows About Love!

Contents: Vol. 10, No. 9

Article: Donny's New Career!

Ad for some guy named Mick Ronson

Full page color ad: Mick Ronson's first solo album "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" (Mick apparently worked with David Bowie as a guitarist)
Osmond family Pinup: The Osmond Family (with Mother & Father)

Pinup: Rick Springfield (half page)

Rick Springfield

Article: Chris Knight's Ways of Love!


 

 

May '74 Tiger Beat Fave cover

Tiger Beat's Fave! cover May 1974

June 1974

Tiger Beat Spectacular June 1974

June '74 Cover Tiger Beat Spectacular

Tony DeFranco

Inside Front Cover: Tony DeFranco pinup

Vol. 3, No. 9 Contents

DeFranco Family

Centerfold: The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco (why do they always put the dang staple right in Tony's face?!)

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

The Osmonds

Pinup: The Osmonds

Tiger Beat June 1974

June 1974 Tiger Beat Cover

Vol. 10, No. 9 Contents

Article: The Girl Who Said 'No' to Tony! (Lisa Statler of Dearfield, Conn., are you out there? Were you flippin' nuts?!)

Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Tony DeFranco (Man! I loved those rhinestoned shirts, didn't you? Think a straight teen guy would wear those nowadays?)

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

Article: Vincent Tells All (in his own handwriting)

Article: Randy Mantooth Answers Intimates!

Article: Chris (Knight) -- Would You Believe Him if He Told You ...? (How 'bout if he told you 'I'm gonna marry some stupid bimbo 25 years younger than me who wasn't even born when this magazine was published?!')

Article: Cowboy Spotlight -- A Martinez (What the heck kind of first name is "A"? Mr. Martinez is still appearing in current TV shows. Here's the latest.)

A Martinez

Pinup: A Martinez

Article: Jeff East -- Up, Down & Around!

Article: A New Face to Love -- Dirk Benedict

DeFranco Family

Back Cover: DeFranco Family pinup

July 1974

July 1974 Tiger Beat cover

Tiger Beat July 1974

Vol. 10, No. 10 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Tony DeFranco (one of the most adorable pinups of Tony I ever owned!)

Article: A Tony DeFranco Fan: What It Means To Be One!

Donny Osmond

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Pinup: Kerry MacLane (of television's "The Cowboys")

Kerry MacLane

Article: Chris (Knight) What Does the Future Hold For Him? (No mention of VH1's "The Surreal Life" here!)

Article: Jeff East Invites You to a Sneak Preview! (Walt Disney's movie "The Year of the Big Cat")

Advertisement: Half-page, full-color ad for Midol -- "Your Guy: Your No. 1 Reason for Midol"

Randy Mantooth

Pinup: Randy (Mantooth) on Emergency!

Article: Rock Focus -- John Denver -- A Very Happy Guy

Photo Spread: Eve Plumb of The Brady Bunch models swimsuits

July calendar (I saw the DeFrancos in concert on the 15th in Peoria, Illinois)

Go to my 1974 diary!

August 1974

August 1974 Tiger Beat cover

Tiger Beat  August 1974

Vol. 10, No. 11 Table of Contents

Full-page color ad for Avon's Sweet Honesty

Article: 50 Ways to Win Tony's Attention, His Friendship and His Heart!

Pinup: Donny Osmond "Don't Call Me Sweet 'N Innocent Anymore" (Note the pinup shows Donny writing with his left hand. Donny is right-handed, so this picture was flipped, which makes his face look a little odd too!?)

Donny Osmond pinup

Join the DeFranco Family Fan Club!

September 1974

Tiger Beat cover September 1974

Tiger Beat September 1974

Vol. 10, No. 12 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Tony DeFranco

Pinup: Robert Redford (my thoughts as an 11-year-old at the time -- why were they wasting a full-page glossy color space on this old man!?)

Old man Robert Redford

Article: Meet Jodie Foster (they spelled her name wrong at least once in this article)

Article: Group Scoop (with the DeFrancos, the Hudson Brothers & Steely Dan)

Article: Rock Focus -- Our Guy, Jim! (Stafford, That Is!)

Donny Osmond

Back Cover: Donny Osmond pinup
October 1974

October 1974 Tiger Beat Spectacular

Tiger Beat Spectacular

Vol. 3, No. 11 Table of Contents

Marie Osmond

Pinup: Marie Osmond

Article: Will the Real Alice Cooper Please Stand Up?

Advertisement: Pursettes Tampons

Article: TV's New Girls -- Who Could Be Your Friend? (with 12-year-old Kristie McNichol & Franny Michel)

Article: Newest Fax on Ron Howard

Pinup: Donny Osmond

Donny Osmond

Photo Spread/Article: Alan Osmond to Marry Utah Girl

Article: Meet Bruce Fairbairn (of TV's "The Rookies")

Article: Watch Out for the Texas Wheelers ... and Mark Hamill

Tony DeFranco

Inside Back Cover: Tony DeFranco pinup (ooh -- he's giving you THE LOOK!)

16 Spec & Loving Fashions February 1974

Spec February 1974

Vol. 14, No. 2 Table of Contents

Article: Jeff East Answers 40 Intimate Questions

Free! Surprise Gift Inside! Make this cardboard Love Wheel!

Full-color page: The Bradys - Are They Really Good Friends? Bradys

Article: Johnny (Whitaker) Jolts Your Volts!

Article: Meet Gilbert O'Sullivan!

Back Cover: Pinup of Donny Osmond in his famous cute hat!

Donny Osmond & famous cap
November 1974

Tiger Beat November 1974

Tiger Beat cover November 1974

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Vol. 11, No. 2 Table of Contents

Vincent Van Patten

Inside Cover: Vincent Van Patten pinup

Pinup: Tony DeFranco

Tony DeFranco

Article: Is Donny Going Solo?

Donny Osmond

Pinup: Donny Osmond (this is about the time where I began to lose interest in Donny for awhile because he was starting to look too squeaky clean)

Pinup: Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods (Nicky Brunetti was the foxiest, in my opinion)

Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods

Osmond family

Pinup: The Osmonds (including Marie & Jimmy)

Article: Meet Kurt Russell

Article: Mark Hamill -- He's Not Another David Cassidy

December 1974

Tiger Beat December 1974

Tiger Beat December 1974

Vol. 11, No. 3 Table of Contents

Tony DeFranco

Pinup: TonyDeFranco
Donny Osmond Pinup: Donny Osmond

Michael Gray

Pinup: Michael Gray

Article: Kevin's (Tighe) Cold! 15 (Practical!) Ways to Heat Him!

Article: Hooray for the Hudsons! Mark, Bill and Brett!

Article: Mark Hamill's Friends: The Texas Wheelers!

Article: Tiger Beat Extra! Marie Osmond and Brett Hudson - Together?

Article: Fun Fax on Favorites - Brett Hudson

    1974 Dynamite magazine

Dynamite magazine No. Six, 1974, Scholastic Book Club

16 Spec & Loving Fashions January 1974

Spec Jan. 1974

Inside Back Cover: Richard Thomas & John Walmsley (good Lord -- look at the ears on this guy!) of The Waltons

Waltons boys

David Cassidy

Inside Front Cover: David Cassidy pinup