Tiger Beat and the Teen Hearthrob

Ah … the innocence of young love and adolescent naivety.  To be a young girl concerned about whether the real Donny is “sweet or sexy.”  To wonder “is Elton John a sex symbol?”  To question if “David’s kisses mean danger.”  These topics, and so many more ridiculous ones were the subject of just about every Tiger Beat magazine of the 60s and 70s (and they probably still are today, I guess).  Doesn’t anyone else think it’s just a bit odd?  Sort of like Playboy for 12 year-old girls …


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