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Jess Roden

Jess Roden

7 articles


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, ...

Jess Roden: Victoria Palace, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 20 March 1976

DRESSED IN the remains of a particularly dapper three-piece suit and with straight hair stretching to his collar and no further, British country-soulster Jess Roden ...

The Crystal Palace Garden Party: E.C. Was Here…But Coryell Was Better

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 7 August 1976

THERE IS an aura of faded grace and decaying dignity about Crystal Palace, set upon the heights of Norwood in South London. Perhaps it stems ...

The Jess Roden Band: Jess Keeps His Hat On

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 21 August 1976

"I JUST couldn't wait to get out of my stage uniform and into a pair of jeans...I may have wasted time, but I sing what ...

Jess Roden Band: Drury Lane Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 4 December 1976

IT WAS no use. The smartly attired attendant (he may well have been the manager) just could not get the kids to sit down. ...

Jess Roden Band: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 4 December 1976

RIDE ON RODEN: MILES finds the JRB in fine form ...

Jess Roden: The Player Not The Game

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 22 October 1977

NOW I ALWAYS thought good music was good music but this album is a puzzler. You see I like it at midnight and at half ...

see also Alan Bown Set, The


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