Updated! Seattle Helix Cover Gallery

Check out the covers from our small but rapidly growing stash of Seattle’s first underground newspaper, The Helix.

The paper 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 Helix didn’t just cover the scene, it also organized and promoted concerts and festivals including the legendary, three-day Sky River Rock Festival. A total of 125 issues were published before the the paper folded in 1970. Additional issues and/or information would be greatly appreciated and posted here and on Jive Time Records’ blog. Visit the Gallery›

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