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David Ackles

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Albums from Cream, David Ackles and Aretha Franklin

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 7 July 1968

Second Thoughts on Cream Album ...

David Ackles: Travelling Man with a Difference

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 5 October 1968

FIRST THING Illinois-born singer-songwriter David Ackles did when he arrived in Britain last week was to arrange to hear Julie Driscoll's next single, 'Road To ...

Meet David Ackles, The Man Who Wrote Jools' Next Hit

Interview by Hugh Nolan, Disc and Music Echo, 5 October 1968

WHEN THE man came to see David Ackles with a view towards making him lots of money and propelling him into a world of beautiful ...

David Ackles: The Bitter End, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 16 December 1969

DAVID ACKLES is one of the more interesting young performers working in the Brecht/Weill area of dramatic song. The 32-year-old Californian, a former playwright, writes ...

David Ackles: Subway To The Country (Elektra stereo EKS 74060; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 17 January 1970

DAVID ACKLES seems to have a preoccupation with gloom, doom and disaster when writing songs, but it usually turns out that numbers written in that ...

David Ackles: The Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Anne Moore, Phonograph Record, September 1970

Ackles Intellectual ...

Elektra: The House That Jac Built

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Melody Maker, 23 September 1972

The story of Elektra, one of rock's most influential labels. As told to Loraine Alterman by founder JAC HOLZMAN ...

David Ackles: American Gothic (Elektra)

Review by Nick Tosches, Creem, October 1972

WHAT IS THIS sophomoric obsession with didactic irony and moralism anyway? I mean, is this guy serious or what? I've heard of living in the ...

Oh Lord, Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood: The Overrating of David Ackles

Essay by Jeff Walker, Phonograph Record, October 1972

A FEW MONTHS ago a sometimes pleasant, sometimes depressing, sometimes intriguing, sometimes boring album by David Ackles, called American Gothic, was released by Elektra Records. ...

David Ackles: Just A Handful Of Songs

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, 16 February 1974

DAVID ACKLES has got a great house in Pacific Palisades, a few miles west of Los Angeles, and thereby close to the ocean, although the ...

David Ackles: Where Is He Now

Profile and Interview by Martin Aston, Q, June 1994

"POPULAR MUSIC, in all its rich varieties, has milestones." So began the Sunday Times review of David Ackles's 1972 album, American Gothic, which compared the ...

David Ackles

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 20 February 1937, Rock Island, Illinois, USA, d. 2 March 1999, Tujanga, California ...

The Golden Horse Is In Hell: David Ackles' Theatre of Melancholy

Retrospective by Michael Baker, Perfect Sound Forever, May 2006

To be born is to be wrecked on an island. J.M.Barrie, in a review of Coral Island ...


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