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Arthur Brown

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Arthur Brown: UFO, London

Live Review by uncredited writer, International Times, 30 June 1967

ARTHUR BROWN arrived at UFO last week with what appeared to be a new P.A. set, microphones for his drummer and his organist, more make-up, ...

Various Artists: Seventh National Jazz And Blues Festival, Windsor

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 19 August 1967

I've got those Seventh National Jazz And Blues Festival blues ...

The Flower Game

Report by Maureen O'Grady, Rave, September 1967

What do flowers mean to you? To the Flower People (the Gentle People, the Beautiful People) they signify love, freedom, goodness, fun and new experiences. ...

Jimi Hendrix Experience, Arthur Brown, The Herd, Eire Apparent: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 14 October 1967

Hendrix and Brown triumph at the Saville Theatre... ...

Arthur Brown: It's Time To Use Records As Weapons

Interview by Mick Farren, International Times, 27 October 1967

ARTHUR BROWN: I refuse to talk without the presence of my cat near the microphone. Come here... ...

Arthur Brown: I Am The God Of Hell Fire

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 20 July 1968

"WHO ARE you then?" inquired the pretty young barmaid, as she served the fifth pint of foaming beer, to the customer with shoulder-length hair, clutching ...

NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 August 1968


8th National Jazz & Blues Festival: Lazy Sunbury Afternoon...

Live Review by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 17 August 1968


Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Jeff Beck, The Nice, Jerry Lee Lewis et al: Eighth National Jazz And Blues Festival, Kempton Park

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 17 August 1968

Music triumphs, despite rain, accidents and the rockers ...

The Who, Arthur Brown, Alan Bown: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 26 October 1968

ALL HAIL Arthur Brown! How high the Who! In a curtain-raiser for their forthcoming tour, taking the form of an all-night rave at London's Lyceum, ...

A Birds Eye View of Arthur Brown

Interview by Dawn James, Rave, December 1968

RAVE girl DAWN JAMES discovers that the man with the mask is a serious thinker — with a weird and wonderful sense of humour! ...

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, December 1968

ARTHUR BROWN is after your soul. As he is lowered on stage by a thin wire that tempts fate, his full-length robe whips about him ...

Arthur Brown: Fillmore East, New York

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 30 December 1968

Dramatic Rock: Arthur Brown's Costumes Give His Songs an Impressively Added Impact ...

Arthur Brown: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 4 April 1970


Aesthetics of Outrage

Overview by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 26 November 1971

Update, 2020. "Perverted, outrageous, violent, repulsive, ugly, tasteless. A travesty. That's what's good about them". This was a quote about the Rolling Stones, recorded around ...

Arthur Brown - Dance

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 3 May 1975

LET'S GET ONE thing straight right up front. ...

Arthur Brown: Live at Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 11 September 1976

THE LAST time I saw Arthur Brown work he perpetrated one of the most numblingly embarrassing performances I can recall, one that still festers in ...

Arthur Brown: The Original Torch Singer

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, September 1993

It's not the most promising of CVs – "God of Hellfire; sets hair alight; slightly bonkers" – but for a few short years it did ...

Vincent Crane

Retrospective and Interview by Colin Harper, unpublished, 2004

Author's Note: This was commissioned for Mojo but for reasons unclear to me never ran. It was during a period where a lot of writers ...

We Have Lift Off!

Retrospective by Johnny Black, MOJO, February 2004

In less than one year, London's UFO (pronounced "you-foe") club became the nocturnal haunt of the '60s counterculture, gathering place for the Beatles, Stones and ...

see also Atomic Rooster


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