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Marshall Applewhite in 1975... Heaven's Gate...

Item # 703362

December 01, 1975

THE VILLAGE VOICE (weekly), Greenwich Village, New York, Dec. 1, 1975

* Early Marshall Applewhite & Bonnie Nettles
* Heaven's Gate - new religious movement - cult

* Two witnesses of Revelation ? UFO religion
* Black Sabbath - English heavy metal rock band
* "Sabotage" Madison Square Garden advertisement
* Ozzy Osbourne - Tony Iommi w/ Aerosmith concert tour

The front page has a heading: "UFO CULT MYSTERY TURNS EVIL" with lengthy editorial on pages 12 & 13 including a photo showing Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. The Heaven's Gate mass suicide didn't happen for another 22 years later.
Page 84 has a 5 x 3 1/2 inch ad for a "Black Sabbath" concert at Madison Square Garden. (see image)
I suspect this to be an extremely rare item because their was really no reason to save it at the time.
It is worth noting that "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955, the Voice began as a platform for the creative community of New York City.
Complete with 136, tabloid-size, one crease across the center, generally in very nice condition.

Provenance note: This issue comes from The Village Voice's own archives, part of their in-house collection used to create their digital archive. Rare as such.

Alert: Many issues of The Village Voice contain articles and/or photos which some consider offensive, and are certainly inappropriate for children. Please purchase with discretion.

Category: The 20th Century