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John Leyton

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John Leyton, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Karl Denver: Gaumont State, Kilburn, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 24 February 1962

Denver is hit of Parnes package ...

Cliff Richard, Adam Faith, Brenda Lee, John Leyton: NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 20 April 1962

At the NME's sensational Poll Winners' concert — CLIFF, SHADOWS, HELEN, BILLY, ADAM GIVE THRILL OF LIFETIME ...

John Leyton: I Can't Keep On With This Sob Stuff

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 7 July 1962

WATCH OUT for John Leyton's next release. The change in style is going to hit you smack between the ears! Gone are the emotional lyrics ...

John Leyton Phones Alan Smith From Munich To Say: Filming In Germany Is Dangerous

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 13 July 1962

(But It Could Make Me A Star In America) ...

John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan et al: Essoldo, Brighton

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, 3 May 1963


John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan et al: Essoldo, Brighton

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 4 May 1963


Robert Stigwood: The Young Tycoon Behind Mike Sarne & Co.

Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 22 June 1963

FEW GROWN up people, I find, have a genuine respect for the pop singer. They see him as a creature who makes inexplicably large sums ...

Leyton Wants a House — in the South of France!

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 6 July 1963

JOHN LEYTON, was happily posing for photographers near EMI's office in London. As usual he was handsomely groomed and well dressed. And, despite the fact ...

Teledate: Sylvia Stephen Talking To Mike Sarne & John Leyton

Interview by Sylvia Stephen, Fabulous, 28 March 1964

I call them The Terrors of Tin Pan Alley. They're the boys who are my closest friends in show business. When we get together, anything ...

A Tribute to Joe Meek— Far Out Before His Time

Retrospective by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 October 1978

THROUGHOUT his career, British record producer Joe Meek showed a strong and consistent fascination with outer space and supernatural themes. A kind of backroom electronic ...

Geoff Goddard, 1939-2000

Obituary by Alan Clayson, The Guardian, 25 May 2000

Innovative songwriter in an era before the Beatles ...

Remembering John Leyton

Sleeve notes by Kieron Tyler, Sanctuary Records, February 2002

ONCE HEARD, 'Johnny Remember Me' is never forgotten. It was atmosphere itself, the first time British pop had distilled the essence of drama onto vinyl. ...


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