Fiesta Galaxy Publications – Large Format Magazine 1966 – 2020. Fiesta was Britain’s most popular men’s magazine in print for 54 years. Russell Gay launched the magazine in 1966 and was the publisher until the early 1980s. Editions from the late 1960s and 1970s are now highly collectible. At the launch, they must have been a breath of fresh air in comparison to the rather tame top-shelf offerings of the time. Featuring great full-page colour photographs and the introduction of “Readers’ Wives” in the 1970s, Fiesta brought a new level of excitement to readers.