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Average White Band

Profile and Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 8 March 1975

AIN'T IT just like the February sunshine to play tricks with the mind? Here I am, sat aboard the Long Island Railroad Express, rattling out ...

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Above Average White Band

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 22 July 1972

THIS PIECE, unless I serve a personal restraining order and keep my legs firmly crossed, is likely to develop into a hysterical citation of the ...

Average White Band: Average, Who Says So?

Profile and Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 3 March 1973

AVERAGE WHITE Band — another band of Scottish musicians. OK lads, we've seen Glencoe and they're good. Most of them will be in the audience ...

Average White Band: Marquee, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 3 March 1973

THE AVERAGE White Band work in a very narrow well-defined area of music, but within that context they excel. Their music is tough and funky ...

Average White Band: Marquee, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 7 April 1973

IT'S SO EASY to be brought down by the gross excesses of what is fondly being referred to as the "pop revival." Much of it ...

Average White Band: Show Your Hand (MCA)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 7 July 1973

Well-above Average ...

Average White Band

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, August 1973

AVERAGE WHITE BAND is rubbish!!! – they should be called Extraordinary White Band.Why? ...

Average White Band: Show Your Hand (MCA)

Review by Dan Nooger, Phonograph Record, November 1973

A LOT OF British heavies on the order of Led Zeppelin, Humble Pie, and even Elton John came out of the soul club tradition, learning ...

Average White Band: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 13 December 1973

ONE OF the pleasantest surprises of the musical year awaited those B. B. King and ZZ Top fans who arrived at the Academy of Music ...

Average White Band: Average White Band (MCA)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 10 October 1974

If it wasn’t apparent from its first album (on MCA), it is from the second: Scotland’s Average White Band is one of the best self-contained ...

Average White Band Member ODs

Report by Judith Sims, Rolling Stone, 7 November 1974

LOS ANGELES — Robbie McIntosh, 24, drummer with the Average White Band, died in his North Hollywood hotel room September 23rd of an overdose of ...

Average White Band: White Band with Soul

Interview by Judith Sims, Rolling Stone, 19 December 1974

LOS ANGELES — Their name has a nice sense of irony and confidence, because the Average White Band plays music that is anything but white; ...

The Average White Band: Let's Get It On

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 1 February 1975

Calling yourselves the Average White Band seemed, even in Britain, to be chancing it a bit. In the States, for slightly different reasons, it almost ...

The Spirit is High as The Average White Band Go Out to Haunt the Strip

Report and Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 10 May 1975

Success to these guys means getting better, smoking Rothmans and a few extra patches on their denims. Barbara Charone reports from Los Angeles ...

Average White Band: Winterland, San Francisco

Live Review by Mitchell Cohen, Phonograph Record, June 1975

THERE ARE THOSE who have had Average White Band pegged from the start as the best blue-eyed soul band since the Young Rascals, and these ...

Average White Band: Cut The Cake (Atlantic)

Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 19 July 1975

Hamish Stuart (guitar, vocals), Alan Gorrie (bass, vocals), Onnie Mclntyre (guitar), Roger Ball (keyboards, alto and baritone saxophones), Malcolm Duncan (tenor saxophone), Stephen Ferrone (drums, ...

'Cut The Cake' — AWB Slices Out Chocolate Sounds With White Frosting

Interview by Dan Nooger, Circus, August 1975

The Scots cook like Yosemite and lay down a groove like the Grand Canyon. ...

Blue-eyed Soul

Overview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, September 1975

Once it was just a pale imitation of the real thing. But now, with the Average White Band, Kokomo and Pete Wingfield high in the ...

Average White Band: Edinburgh, Scotland

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 22 May 1976

"I'VE GOT an announcement to make," Alan Gorrie told a sold out Edinburgh audience the night after Scotland had beaten England. "If there's any dodgy ...

Average White Band: Young Rascals Searching For Your Soul

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 29 May 1976

Barbara Charone talks to Scotland's most famous sons, the Average White Band'I'm sure people will put us down...I hope they don't put us down but ...

Average White Band, Kokomo: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 12 June 1976

THIS WAS one double bill I just had to see. I mean rock is so find these days and there are good concerts every week ...

Average White Band: Crisis At Cobo Hall

Interview by Frank Bach, The Ann Arbor Sun, 3 September 1976

Alan Gorrie Talks to The Sun ...

The Average White Band: Person To Person

Review by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 8 January 1977

WELCOME BACK the musically credible and eminently excellent Average White Band with this defiant poke in the ear for all those people who seven months ...

AWB: Danger This Band Blows Superstars Off Stage

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 12 April 1977

Chart toppers, gold and platinum discs, SRO crowds, the Average White Band are accepted by audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. And they've been ...

Ben E. King/Average White Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 30 July 1977

THIS ISN'T an original thought but it bears repeating: Ben E. King is an excellent singer, and highly individual with it – unmistakeable in a ...

Marvin Gaye, Average White Band: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 17 September 1977

Body and soul singer ...

Average White Band: AWB Aim To Spread Their Wings

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 15 August 1978

Having signed an international deal with RCA records, the band plan to take their music around the world ...

Picking Up The Pieces: Average White Band: Shine (RCA)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 31 May 1980

TWO OR THREE years ago, if the Average White Band had said, "Let's go round again", the vast majority of Britain's record-buying public would have ...

Average White Band: Aftershock

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, September 1989

FROM CALEDONIA to California, the Average White Band pick up the pieces and bounce off the ceiling. ...

Unmasked: "Mick Tucker" and Other Rock Impostors

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Rock's Backpages, March 2002

I NEVER knew Mick Tucker, Sweet’s drummer, who died last week, but I once met a man who impersonated him, or at least pretended he ...

The Average White Band: Benny & Us/Warmer Communications

Sleeve notes by Daryl Easlea, (Columbia Records), 2005

Comprising the considerable talents of guitarists, bassists and vocalists Alan Gorrie, Hamish Stuart and Onnie McIntyre; the Dundee Horns themselves, Malcolm "Molly" Duncan and Roger ...

Average White Band: Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 23 November 2015

AVERAGE WHITE BAND always were an anomaly. A group of funksters from Dundee inspired by James Brown, Bobby Womack and BB King, they sounded so ...

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