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Janis Ian

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Who Else but the Supremes Would Pedal a Rickshaw?

Report and Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 30 September 1966

IMAGINE DIANA Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard in Taipei, pedalling rickshaws and letting the regular drivers ride in the seat. Picture Mary falling off ...

Loraine Alterman on Records: Janis Ian, Sonny & Cher, Chet Atkins, Lovin' Spoonful

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 26 March 1967

Janis Ian: She's Hip at 15 ...

Janis Ian: 'Society's Child', And Why the Ban Is Being Lifted

Report by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 14 July 1967

"Walk me down to school, baby Everybody's acting deaf and blind Until they turn and say 'Why don't you stick to your own ...

Musical Psychologist: Janis The Voice Of Mini-Hippies

Profile by Mike Gormley, The Ottawa Journal, 21 July 1967

HERE WE go again. Another great song-writer is upon us. ...

Cream: Grande Ballroom; Donovan, Janis Ian: Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Live Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 17 October 1967

Reviews of Detroit's Big Pop Weekend ...

The Folk Poets: Hardin, Buckley, Ian & Collins

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 23 March 1968

MUSIC HAS become a very personal thing. With the advance of the writer-singer, songs have become an expression of internal feelings mirrored for everyone. These ...

You Can't Make Heroes Out Of Guys In Black Leather Jackets, They Told George 'Shadow' Morton. He Did...

Interview by Lenny Kaye, Melody Maker, 9 March 1974

Part two of the Shadow Morton story by Lenny Kaye ...

Janis Ian: Aftertones (CBS)

Review by Penny Valentine, Street Life, 20 March 1976

"SOMETIMES IT'S all too much to say aloud...sometimes the words are painful to the ear." ...

Janis Ian: The Ugly Duckling That Laid A Golden Egg

Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 5 June 1976

'I am a swan!' sez Janis Ian. 'Right!' sez Robin Katz. ...

Janis Ian: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Robin Katz, Sounds, 12 June 1976

TO EVEN the artist's surprise, the concert was sold out. Standing room was also sold out. The New Victoria audience once more displayed knowledgable enthusiasm ...

Janis Ian: Society's Child Grows Up

Interview by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, 12 June 1976

ONE JOURNALIST WHO knew Janis Ian in 1969 thought she was the snottiest kid he'd ever met, "the cocky, pretentious product of an 'old Lefty' ...

Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Janis Ian: Night Rains (CBS)

Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 5 January 1980

FIRST THE vital question — has marriage cheered up our ever-ailing heroine and caused her to cease spilling teardrops on the Steinway? On the evidence ...

Janis Ian: Theatre Royal, London

Live Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 31 May 1980

LONDON'S THEATRE ROYAL is one of the city's few large venues which maintain anything like a convivial atmosphere. ...

Janis Ian: Protest and Survive

Profile and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, October 1993

AT THE age of 42, Janis Ian is making a comeback (her second, or is it third?), which would be unexceptional save for the fact ...

Songwriting: Sex and Memory

Interview by Paul Zollo, Musician, April 1999

Janis Ian and Stan Ridgway discuss the changing role of gender in modern lyrics. ...

Janis Ian: Society's Child (Tarcher/Penguin)

Review by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, March 2009

I ADMITTEDLY hadn't thought much about Janis Ian lately, even as my good friend Andy Schwartz kept recommending this surprisingly compelling, always-candid autobiography, going so ...


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