MOJO  is a popular music magazine published initially by Emap, and since January 2008 by Bauer, monthly in the United Kingdom.  MOJO was first published on 15 October 1993; in keeping with its classic rock aesthetic, the first issue had Bob Dylan and John Lennon as its first cover stars.  Noted for its in-depth coverage of both popular and cult acts, it acted as the inspiration for Blender and Uncut.  While some criticise it for its frequent coverage of classic rock acts such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, it has nevertheless featured many newer and “left-field” acts.  It was the first mainstream magazine in the UK to focus on the White Stripes, whom it has covered as zealously as many older acts.  (More from Wikipedia)

In 2007, a panel of established recording artists voted on “The Top 100 Records That Changed The World”; as published in Mojo magazine, Tutti Frutti was voted #1 on the list, and the accompanying article lauded the record as “the sound of the birth of rock and roll”.  The song was added by the U. S. Library of Congress to its National Recording Registry in 2010, noting that the “unique vocalizing over the irresistible beat announced a new era in music”. 


(June 2013/1)


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Their first album, Broken Boy Soldiers was released in May 2006; it was named Album of the Year by the British magazine Mojo.  The Raconteurs spent much of that year touring, including eight dates as the opening act for Bob Dylan in November 2006.  


(February 2015)


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Mike Stax also does not have an article in Wikipedia, though there is a short article on the fanzine Ugly Things that he founded in 1983 (the Tell-Tale Hearts were also formed that year).  To my mind, there can be little doubt of his “notability”.  An article in the San Diego Union Tribune on May 23, 2013 about an upcoming concert over three days celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ugly Things quotes another San Diego musician and rock critic Bart Mendoza (who is in the Shambles):  “To me, Ugly Things is the top music magazine in the world.  It’s even better than (top English music publication) Mojo, because it has more pages and covers more ground with more depth.  Mike’s coverage of music is the template everybody has to match, not only for content but for research.  No one else does such comprehensive articles.” 
(September 2017)
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