Cosmic Aeroplane Intro Page

first locations

9th South/9th East and South Temple Locations

The Cosmic Aeroplane was the brain child of Steve Jones and Sherm Clow — first opening its doors in June 1967. It was a small place on the corner of Ninth East and Ninth South that sold underground newspapers, bells, beads, paraphernalia, and other assorted ‘hippie’ merchandise.

(L to R) East and West Bays on the ground level floor.

(L to R) East and West Bays, Ground Floor — Cosmic Aeroplane at 238 E. First South.

1967 to 1969: Photos from the Cosmic Aeroplane at 9th and 9th

1969 to 1974: Photos of the Cosmic Aeroplane on 369 South Temple

1974 to 1976: Photos from the Cosmic Aeroplane at 366 S. West Temple

1976 to 1991: Photos of the Cosmic Aeroplane at 258 East First South

(Or follow the links in the Menu Bar near the top of this page.)

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Other General Links:
A History of the Cosmic Aeroplane by Joe Stohel from the EVENT Newsmagazine.
Salt Lake Sixties – Catalog of the Poster Show at the Art Barn on Finch Lane
Salt Lake City’s Top 100 Catalysts from CATALYST Newsmagazine

For Mobile Browsers — Further Chapters in Cosmic History:

Cosmic Generations Vol. I — Smokey’s Records at 15th & 15th
Cosmic Roots & Branches: May Fest Memories
Cosmic Roots & Branches: Mother’s, Mayfest, and Jazz
ZioNoiZ ‘Zine — Cosmic Underground of the 1980’s

Cosmic Roots and Branches: The 9th & 9th Community
Cosmic Yellow Pages
Cosmic Bookmarks & Cosmic Paper Project
Cosmic Music — Jordan River Uptown Scrapbook
Cosmic Music — Jordan River/Avant Garde
Bruce Roberts — Chronicle and Concerts
Cosmic Music & Cosmic Bands
The Cosmic Staffers Project V.4 — Smokey’s Blues Hour Etc.
The Cosmic Calendars Project
Mainstream Press Goes Cosmic
The Cosmic Staffers Project V.3
Cosmic Locations in 2013
FLASH — Underground ‘Zine
“The Street” — Underground Newspaper
Electric News Archives
Young Bruce Roberts — Journalist
The Cosmic Staffers Project V.2
A Mirror of Locusts
The Cosmic Staffers Project V.1
“Utah, Gateway to Nevada” in Story and Song
The Electric News
Anti-War Service People
Interior paintings of the Cosmic Aeroplane at 369 West South Temple

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I thought there should be a place where you could get underground papers, cigarette papers, jewelry, that kind of thing,” said Steve Jones. “Posters were a big thing at the beginning, dance posters, W. C. Fields posters. It was a head shop, but a head shop in the terms of using your head — I wanted some kind of image of traveling in your head, hence the Aeroplane part. That didn’t necessarily entail drugs, either …”

This page is an independent link to archival material about the Cosmic Aeroplane. The Meuu Bar leads to general pages, plus there are links to specific posts in the right column.

The Cosmic Aeroplane on First South

The Cosmic Aeroplane on First South

We actively request your contributions of pictures, memorabilia, and oral histories concerning the Cosmic Aeroplane — please contact our blogmeister: mike_evans_exile@yahoo.com

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10 Responses to Cosmic Aeroplane Intro Page

  1. Rev Willis says:

    You may want to add a link to my blog… not much “cosmic” these days, so I understand if you don’t link, but maybe it would have some value as an old Cosmic guy.

    http://revwillis.blogspot.com

    I will add a link on my blog to the Cosmic blog.

  2. Rev Willis says:

    the RSS feed from this site does not seem to work into my Gmail acct.

  3. Jim says:

    CATALYST magazines current issue features an homage to 100 catalysts of SLC/UT culture. 99 of the hundred were individuals, the Cosmic Aeroplane was the only honoree that was not. To see the full article: http://issuu.com/catalystmagazine/docs/catalyst_1301/14

  4. Jim says:

    Michael, Jim here. I placed a friend request with you on fb some time ago but you probably don’t know who I am as I have a common name and now live in SC. I worked for about five years at the Aeroplane, I built and ran the Metaphysics/Eastern Philosophy sections in the location the headshop vacated when we moved it downstairs. Worked for Sanders at Dream Garden a number of years after that. I suspect we’ve met. Kudo’s on your terrific efforts on the Aeroplane’s history.

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