It was September 1965, and I was 14.
... Tiger Beat had it all covered — or at least what mattered most to girls from about 8 to 14. The Beach Boys’ loves! Jan and Dean’s comeback! The private lives of the Beatles!...
Its mainstay... was “guys in their 20s singing La La songs to 13-year-old girls”...From the NYT obituary of Charles Laufer, the founder of Tiger Beat, who died at age 87.
[S]ome things never change: the cluttered collages of the covers of his day featuring the likes of David Cassidy and Bobby Sherman bear a striking resemblance to today’s Tiger Beat, with its endless renderings of Justin Bieber.
ADDED: If the idea was cute boys for young girls, it's hilarious that the first cover featured the Righteous Brothers. They look like Mitt Romney and Mitch Daniels.
IN THE COMMENTS: As my whimsy leads me says:
"Read" in the present or past tense sense? (Imagining Althouse poring over her 40+ year old stash of Tiger Beats when needing a quick pick-me-up.)LOL.