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Jonathan King

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New to the Charts: Jonathan King No. 19

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 30 July 1965

THE TWENTY-one-year-old verbal machine-gun, by name Jonathan King, who entered the NME Chart at No. 19 with 'Everyone's Gone To The Moon' sat down in ...

How To Get Our Autograph — And Live!

Interview by uncredited writer, Disc, 14 August 1965

* stage door routine * butter-up compere * through fan club ...

X-Certificate Jonathan King

Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 18 September 1965


The Fabulous Hallowe'en Party

Report by Nancy Lewis, Fabulous, 30 October 1965

Spooks, spirits and all sorts of scary things — that's what Hallowe'en is made of. Best way to avoid these frights is to get together with friends and have a party! So that's just what ...

The Mindbenders: Danger From Clippy!

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 25 February 1966

AS I APPROACHED the Mindbenders' dressing room down in the vaults of the BBC-TV Centre, a young lady hurtled out of an adjacent ladies' room ...

Scott Walker: Scott Walker Hits Out Again

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 1 July 1966

FRANK SINATRA is back in the pop pillory, but the big surprise is that chucking the rotten eggs is not Mick "Paint Him Black" Jagger, ...

Singles from the Who, Otis Redding, Small Faces, Lorraine Ellison and more

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 12 November 1966


This Is Where It's At

Column by Mike Grant, Rave, March 1967

RAVE man Mike Grant is here again with more gossip on your favourite stars! ...

Our Man in America: They're Even Knocking Jonathan King Here!

Column by Derek Taylor, Disc and Music Echo, 8 April 1967

AS IT IS still the Beatles towards whom pop-America leans for leadership, there is profound regret here (among those who are aware of the British ...

My Ego? Its Still Huge Says Jonathan King

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 24 July 1971

Each week Roy Carr puts an In-The-News name in the NME Hot Seat ...

Jonathan King...

Profile and Interview by Alan Betrock, Phonograph Record, July 1973

...with Hedgehoppers Anonymous, Simon Turner, 10cc, Ricky Wilde and the UK Gang ...

10cc: Hottest Band in the UK

Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 8 November 1973

MANCHESTER, England — "I am known in the business for hype," UK Records president Jonathan King boasted rather than confessed. "Sometimes I hype like hell. ...

Jonathan King: A Rose in a Fisted Glove

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 22 March 1975

WHEN JONATHAN KING first manifested his presence upon this already sufficiently troubled planet he was able to masquerade as a genuinely provocative presence, mainly because ...

Jonathan King: "I Think About 90% of the Public Really Hate Me — and I Don't Like Them"

Interview by Neil Tennant, Smash Hits, 14 April 1983

There you have it — the Jonathan King philosophy. So far it's got him loads of hit records, a slot on Top Of The Pops ...

Who The Hell Does Jonathan King Think He Is?

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, March 1987

"WHO IS THE REAL Jonathan King? There is no real Jonathan King. Jonathan King simply does not exist, dear heart..." ...

Jonathan King: King Prat

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 9 February 1991

On the titter count he scores high. And he insists on playing the prat because it pays off so handsomely. But the music biz has ...

Is Jonathan King A Monster, Or Is He Being Monstered?

Comment by Charles Shaar Murray, The Independent, 23 November 2001

PUBLIC MONSTER NUMBER ONE: the space in the media landscape currently occupied by Jonathan King effectively renders him the missing link between Osama bin Laden ...


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