In 1967 I turned twelve, and though I was not quite a teen, this was my magazine of choice. Though ‘Teen included features on fashion, it was a lot more than a fashion magazine, with features on the cutest boy celebrities, beauty, relationships – all the things I was beginning to be interested in.
What made ‘Teen so great was that it did not seem like it originated from adults. There were lots of user-generated features including lots of letters about what readers did and did not like, and there were columns that were seemingly written by actual teens. By comparison, Seventeen seemed very slick and professional.
And in case you were not a boy-crazy nut like me in 1967, the David in the April issue is David McCallum, of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and the Peter in the June issue is Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits.