Get the scoop on the Teen Scoop flexidisc circa 1967

Teen Scoop Magazine featuring Chad and Jeremy flexidisc

Teen Scoop Magazine featuring Chad and Jeremy flexidisc. Photo courtesy Michael Cumella.

Teen Scoop magazineBy Michael Cumella

Among the teeny-bopper information mags of the day, Teen Scoop tried to stand out by offering a personal artist interview with each issue. Bound into the pages of the featured artists’ article was a flexible record (like the Chad and Jeremy disc pictured), which was to be removed from the magazine and, after punching out the center hole, played on your phonograph. Teen Scoop featured exclusive interviews from the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, The Cyrcle, Paul Revere and The Raiders and more. I have seen only several different issues of this magazine, so it seems to be a short-lived venture … like many pop stars of 1967.

Michael Cumella is the curator of the Internet Museum of Flexi/Cardboard / Oddity Records. He is also the host of The Antique Phonograph Music Program heard weekly on WFMU, featuring disc and cylinder records played on period crank-up phonographs.