New York: Drake Publishers, 1972. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Rare "rock rap" survey by Circus magazine columnists and occult enthusiasts Walli Elmlark and Timothy Green Buckley. Although this cosmically inclined paperback original features rare interviews and personal accounts of some of the era’s most renowned rock personalities and groups, Elmlark and Beckley were remarkable figures in their own right. A self-identified "witch dedicated to the Wicca religion," Elmlark supposedly exorcised David Bowie's house and introduced King Crimson frontman Robert Fripp to the occult while Buckley, a "paranormal pioneer," was the director of New York School of Occult Arts and Sciences when the two co-wrote the book. "Walli was known widely as the White Witch of New York. Because of her contacts in the music industry, she had established quite an eclectic clientele for whom she would offer spiritual guidance, and occasional good luck or love spells, but always of a positive nature…[she] was lively, imaginative, energetic, well spoken, and quite attractive in her flowing white garments complete with fashionable silver moon adornments" (Timothy Green Beckley on Walli Elmlark, Conspiracy Journal, Issue #549). Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos and reproductions on multicolor paper stocks, with vignettes on figures such as Alice Cooper, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Captain Beefheart, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, and many more. Moderate creasing and edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #2944