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Private Eye at 50
Posted by Adam Macqueen, 17th February 2009

In October 2011 it will be 50 years since the first edition of Private Eye was published.

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Adam Macqueen – an Eye hack since 1997 – is working on a definitive history of the magazine, to be published as a lavishly illustrated coffee table book in time for the anniversary. He – oh, alright, I – will be making occasional updates on my progress here (and trying to avoid, at any point, using “blogging” as a verb).

I’m keen to hear from the readers who have been such an important part of the magazine’s history over the past 47-and-a-half years. Did you buy the first edition? Did you attend the Mass for Vass or campaign for Willie Rushton in the Kinross and West Perthshire by-election where he stood against Lord Home?

Did you purchase a Stuff Your Own Quentin Hogg Cushion Kit, as demonstrated by Peter Cook? Did you attend the Rustle of Spring or any of the other various legal-cost fundraisers over the years? Was your photograph used to illustrate a joke?

Or do you just have one fondly-remembered – or historically loathed – feature you feel ought to be featured in the book, and you think I might have missed?

I’d love to hear from you. Apparently you can leave a comment below.

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