Indicia: HARVEY POP COMICS: ROCK HAPPENING, NOVEMBER 1969, VOL. 1, NO. 2, IS PUBLISHED BI-MONTHLY by HARVEY PUBLICATIONS, INC., Sparta, Illinois. Editorial, Advertising and Executive Offices, 1860 Broadway, New York, 10023, N.Y. President Alfred Harvey; Vice-President and Editor, Leon Harvey; Vice-President and Business Manager, Robert B. Harvey. Application for second class entry pending at Sparta, Illinois, under the act of March 3, 1879. Single copies 25c, 35c in Canada. Copyright © Harvey Features Syndicate, 1969. All rights reserved. Printed in the U.S.A. This periodical may not be sold except by authorized dealers and is sold subject to the conditions that it shall not be sold or distributed with any part of its cover or markings removed, nor in a mutilated condition, nor affixed to, nor as part of any advertising, literary or pictorial matter whatsoever.
This issue is a tie-in with the ongoing BUNNY series published by Harvey from 1966-1971 (with a belated final issue appearing five years later). The house ads and fan club pages are identical to those published in BUNNY. Hy Eisman was credited with the art in BUNNY. Although Bunny Ball is a featured character, ROCK HAPPENING highlights the fictional rock groups that were supporting characters in the BUNNY series -- The Soular System (loosely based on The 5th Dimension and Sly And The Family Stone), The Beagles (The Beatles), and The Marmalade Mirage (based on The Mamas And The Papas).
Art credits from Scott Shaw!'s Oddball Comics (http://www.oddball-comics.com/article.php?story=archive2002-08-13&query=...) as submitted by Dennis via the GCD Error Tracker.
Cover is a modified version of the splash page panel. Art credits from cover credits attributed to Scott Shaw!
There is a cameo appearance by real-life disc jockey Hal Jackson (November 3, 1914-May 23, 2012), who broke color barriers in American radio broadcasting. Unfortunately, even though identified by name, Hal Jackson is colored as a Caucasian man in the panels he appears in.
Fashion designs submitted by readers Marcel Rednick, Dallas, Texas; Sheryl Cawthray, Van Nuys, California; Cherri Perkins, Chicago, Illinois; Anna Mary Pasco, Chillum, Maryland; Vicki Whiston, Rockville Center, New York; Terri Stransky, Wichita, Kansas.
One page each devoted to:
THE OUTA SITE SOULAR SYSTEM
THE MARMALADE MIRAGE
"Lyrics for the famous tunes of the famous groups...
The Soular System - Soular Happening
The Beagles - Bunny, Our Dream
The Beagles - Oh Esmy Baby!!
The Marmalade Mirage - The Marmalade is Made; Zelda's Song"
"Honor Award Winner" Kristin McCulloh, Stillwater, Oklahoma for three outfit designs.
"Editorial" from Bunny Ball soliciting letters and fashion ideas from readers.
Readers' letters, with spot illustrations; includes LETTERS TO ESMERALADA and IT'S FABULOUS FOREIGN FAN TIME.
Fictional 'interview' with fans of the groups playing at the Kaleidoscopic Zoo.
"ORDER TODAY! ONLY 50¢! A GROOVY-ZOOVY DECORATION FOR YOUR ROOM OR BBIC CLUBHOUSE!"
Membership ad for the Bunny Ball In-Club (BBIC), including a pop art button, and membership card.
Fashion designs submitted by readers Chris Harris, West Germany; Paula Boelkins, Muskegon Michigan; Barbara Ginther, Poway, California; Rose Bridwell, Omaha, Nebraska; Dee Dee Heitz, Delphos, Ohio; Joe Hopkins, Houston, Texas.