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Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton (2005)

Interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages audio, 2005

Movies, fasting, fame and faith, plastic surgery, marriage, 9/11 and on being a gay icon: Dolly says more in twenty minutes than most do in two hours.

File format: mp3; file size: 22.1mb; Interview length: 24' 08"; sound quality: ****

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Porter & Dolly

Profile by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 30 November 1970

PORTER WAGONER and Dolly Parton were scheduled to appear in Atlanta this Saturday night to headline WPLO's Shower of Stars at the Municipal Auditorium. Last ...

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner: ...It's Awfully Hard To Just Let Them People Go By In The World And Not Say Something About It.

Interview by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 17 May 1971

PORTER WAGONER and Dolly Parton are country music superstars. Porter's been on the Grand Ole Opry for years and as much as anyone else has ...

Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner: Country Music Is Exactly That Way. It Tells Of Life The Way It Is.

Interview by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 24 May 1971

THE EXCITING thing about Porter and Dolly's music is that it continues to grow — as their new albums indicate. Porter's latest is Simple As ...

Dolly Parton: The — travails of dualism

Profile by Nick Tosches, The Village Voice, 26 September 1974

SINCE SHE first hit the country Top 20 with 'Something Fishy', Dolly Parton has earned a reputation as one of the best songwriters in country ...

Dolly Parton, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Barbara Mandrell, Wanda Jackson et al: Country Music Festival, Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Colin Irwin, Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 5 April 1975

Yee-hah for the cowboys! Colin Irwin and Robert Partridge review Wembley's giant country festival ...

Dolly Parton is to Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris what Chuck Berry was to the Rolling Stones and the Who

Interview by Barbara Charone, Sounds, 21 February 1976

IT'S HARD to pick up an article on modern day country music without a reverent mention of Dolly Parton, an influential singer and songwriter who ...

Dolly, Tammy and Carl: In The Wembley Wild West

Report by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times, April 1976

THE GUNFIGHTER walks alone, staying close to the side of the street. His clothes are black and faintly luminous. His hat is tied insolently under ...

Parton's Creative Country

Interview by Mick Brown, Street Life, 15 May 1976

Heard the one about the Heathrow cowboy with Dolly tattooed from neck to backside? ...

Jerry Bradley: This Nashville dynamo doesn't sing a note

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 13 February 1977

PEOPLE WITH careers in the record world refer to their industry as the music business for one elementary reason. It is a business, with a ...

Dolly Parton: Here You Come Again (RCA Victor); Porter Wagoner: Porter (RCA Victor)

Review by John Morthland, The Village Voice, 14 November 1977

Porter and Dolly Go Their Own Ways ...

Dolly Parton: Here You Come Again (RCA PL 12544) **

Review by Pete Makowski, Sounds, 18 February 1978

I DON'T KNOW if reading the Marquis De Sade's Juliette (phew wot a scorcher!) before hearing this was such a good idea. Since broadening her ...

The Last Of The Hillbillies Speaks His Mind

Interview by John Morthland, Country Music, July 1978

THE SONG is called 'The Arizona Whiz', and it appears on Porter, which, when he released it last fall, was Porter Wagoner's first album in ...

Dolly Parton: Confessions of a Power Crazed Wig-Model

Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 11 November 1978

'Ah'd like to think ah've ADDED to what I had before.' With these words, Dolly Parton struck COLIN IRWIN dumb. And she's writing a song ...

Dolly Parton: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Mick Brown, The Guardian, 21 November 1978

THE FIXATION on Dolly Parton's buxom outrageousness has evidently become so acute that nowadays even Ms Parton feels obliged to use it as a butt ...

Dolly Parton: Ask a Dirty Question, and you Don't Get Any Answers

Profile and Interview by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 29 March 1983

Dolly Parton smiles, and giggles, and parodies herself, but she's really not that kind of girl at all. Not any longer, reports Mary Harron. ...

Dolly Parton: Dominion Theatre, London

Live Review by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 29 March 1983

IN THE early stages we were treated rather like the captive audience at a television games show, as orders were issued for us to stand, ...

In Gloss We Trust: Dolly Parton at the Dominion, London

Live Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 2 April 1983

HOWEVER MUCH YOU take righteous liberal umbrage at the mass of contradictions Dolly Parton presents, you lose. As surely as the lonely waifs and ...

Records by Prince, The Judds et al

Review by Mary Harron, The Observer, 16 March 1986

Smokey Robinson: Smoke Signals (Tamla 6156TL); Prince: 'Kiss' (WEA W8751T 12 Inch); William Bell: Passion (WRC WIL-3001 US Import) ...

Dolly Parton: White Limozeen (CBS)

Review by Caroline Sullivan, Melody Maker, 29 July 1989

IF YOU NEED proof that we're dealing not with a mere singer, but a legend — nay, an icon — here it is: thrashy Class ...

Linda Ronstadt on Emmylou: And Then There Were Two…

Interview by Bill DeYoung, Goldmine, 2 August 1996

CHRIS HILLMAN, who'd introduced Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons, played matchmaker another time: Backstage at a concert in Texas, he put the newcomer together with ...

Dolly Parton

Interview by j. poet, Stereotype, 2000

THE MUSIC BUSINESS IS FULL OF ironies and insane contradictions, and Dolly Parton – a savvy businesswoman as well as an all-round entertainer – is ...

Dolly Parton: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Live Review by Lisa Verrico, The Times, 16 November 2002

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN the big boobs and blond wig that have come to define Dolly Parton lies one of music's business brains. ...

Mother's Pride: Various: Just Because I'm A Woman: Songs Of Dolly Parton ****

Review and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, January 2004

A dozen brilliant women with a stirring reminder that the beloved boob flaunter and wacky wig wearer is a truly great songwriter. ...

Dolly Parton (2005) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Gavin Martin, Rock's Backpages transcripts, 2005

This is a transcription of Gavin's audio interview with Dolly. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Dolly Parton: The Jon Wilde Interview

Interview by Jon Wilde, Uncut, January 2005

WILDE: People were writing you off a few years ago. Did you start to believe your time was finally up? ...

Dolly Parton: The Essential Dolly Parton

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2005

DON'T BE FOOLED by the high hair, long nails or curvy torso. Dolly Parton may appear, on the surface, to be a prairie poppet moulded ...

Dolly Parton: Backwoods Barbie **½

Review by Mark Kemp, Rolling Stone Online, 6 March 2008

NO MATTER how flamboyantly pop Dolly Parton's music became in the early Eighties, she was always a country girl at heart. ...

Dolly Parton: American Idol

Profile and Interview by Mat Snow, MOJO, June 2008

Raised in a one-room cabin in Tennessee, schooled in love songs by a pompadoured '60s TV start, Dolly Parton turned her back on pop and ...

Warmth, Wonder and Wisdom: Dolly Parton, O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 17 July 2008

The superstar country singer proves her worth as a feminist icon. ...

Dolly Parton: Better Day

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 28 June 2011

"GRINDSTONES AND RHINESTONES, that made up my life," Dolly Parton writes on the driving 'The Sacrifice', a dobro-laced song about work ethic and commitment, "but ...

The Liberty Belle: Dolly Parton Speaks

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Quietus, 30 August 2011

Ever the showbiz professional, Dolly Parton leads Jude Rogers a merry dance during her allotted 20 minutes of chat about partners, Gaga, sexuality, The Lord ...

Dolly Parton: Blue Smoke

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 13 May 2014

BEFORE DOLLY PARTON was country music's Mae West, she was a crystal-voiced songwriter who captured Appalachia's tiniest moments like fireflies in a jar. On Blue ...

Dolly Parton

Profile and Interview by David Burke, Country Music Legends, Summer 2017

SHE'S SOLD MORE than 100 million albums, chalked up twenty six number ones on the Billboard country charts, won nine Grammys and received the U.S. ...

How Dolly Parton Became America's Sweetheart

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, October 2019

THE LAST SONG on Dolly Parton's My Tennessee Mountain Home, her autobiographical concept album from 1973, is a three-minute story about how she arrived in ...

see also Porter Wagoner


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