Mojo Navigator

Who Put The Bomp  was a rock music fanzine edited and published by Greg Shaw from 1970 to 1979.  Its name came from the hit 1961 doo-wop song by Barry Mann, “Who Put the Bomp”.  Later the name was shortened to “Bomp!”.  Shaw was one of the first and best known rock fanzine editors, having founded one of the earliest rock fanzines, the mimeographed Mojo Navigator and Rock ’n Roll News in 1966.  “Bomp!” was an early publishing venue for many subsequently well-known writers, including Lester Bangs and Greil Marcus.  “Bomp!” later morphed into an independent record label, Bomp! Records, headed by Shaw until his death in 2004.   (More from Wikipedia)
Greg Shaw published Mojo NavigatorWho Put the Bomp and other storied fanzines, some of which actually predated Rolling Stone.
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Greg Shaw began as an amateur journalist and wrote hundreds of newsletters and fanzines early in life; many revolved around science fiction and the work of Lord of the Rings author J. R. R. Tolkien, but they also included one of the earliest rock magazines that Shaw started in 1966 with David Harris, called Mojo Navigator Rock and Roll News.  The magazine was said to be an inspiration for Rolling Stone magazine; Greg Shaw wrote for Rolling Stone also, but he and RS founder Jann Wenner apparently didn’t get along that well. 


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