Seattle Helix

Covers from Jive Time Record’s collection of Helix, Seattle's first underground newspaper.

Helix was founded and edited by Paul Dorpat in 1967. Many of the covers were illustrated by Walt Crowley who also served as a writer and co-editor. Its articles were wide-ranging featuring anti-war stories, philosophical ramblings, poetry and artwork. The paper didn't just cover the scene, it also organized and promoted concerts including the legendary, three-day Sky River Rock Festival in Snohomish County. A total of 125 issues were published between 1967 and 1970.

Find more info and great Helix anecdotes from Dorpat himself on his blog.

Additional issues would be greatly appreciated and posted here. Contact us if you have copies to sell or trade.

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