Check out this complete archive of every issue of Britain’s underground newspaper, The International Times.
The International Times, or “I.T.” as it was known, was the first publication in England to emerge from the counter culture. Along with its contemporary, OZ magazine, The International Times was heavily influenced by American publications like Paul Krassner’s The Realist, The East Village Other, The Los Angeles Free Press and The Village Voice. I.T’s staff and contributors included notables like Barry Miles, Germaine Greer, John Peel, Mick Farren, and Beat writers like Alexander Trocchi, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg. Paul McCartney—a guy much hipper than he’s usually given credit for—often helped the magazine financially.
The Wired Jester quoted co-founder Barry Miles on I.T.‘s beginnings: