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Loudon Wainwright III: Album III

Review by Bud Scoppa, Creem, January 1973

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE to forget the sight of Loudon Wainwright singing: head turned upward and wobbling loosely on his hunched shoulders, his face contorted in response ...

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A Tale of Loudon Wainwright III

Interview by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, 29 April 1971

NEW YORK – The word was out, carried by the wind and a few strategic newspaper clippings, and everybody, everybody was making it on down ...

He's shy, he's unfit for army service and his name is L Wainwright III

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc and Music Echo, 15 May 1971

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT is the archetype all-American boy. He looks like Trampas from The Virginian complete with fair fair and freckles. He even played baseball when ...

Loudon Wainwright III: The Gaslight, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 11 July 1971

Loudon Wainwright At Gaslight Evokes Dylan Comparisons ...

Loudon Wainwright III is Some Kind of Genius

Profile and Interview by Mike Jahn, New York Times Special Features Syndication, 14 August 1971

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III's first appearance in New York was an official big deal. The record company held a press party and invited the chic. ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Album II (Atlantic)

Review by Colman Andrews, Phonograph Record, September 1971

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT II was (still is, for that matter) one of the best, most readable of the bleeding-heart-liberal slick-paper journalists; his son, Loudon Wainwright III, ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Album II (Atlantic SO 8291)

Review by Mark Leviton, Coast, October 1971

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT'S first album last year was concerned with communication on a middle-Dylanish leveland it presented Loudon's character quite clearly: with sensitivity to his surroundings ...

Ambassador's Son to Recording Biz Mogul

Interview by Geoffrey Cannon, Los Angeles Times, 14 November 1971


The Perils of a Rock and Roll Reporter

Report by Lillian Roxon, New York Sunday News, 1 October 1972

WITH INFINITE sadness and deep sorrow, I would like to announce I won't be covering any more events at the Nassau Coliseum, unless I am ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Album III (CBS)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 13 January 1973

YOU'LL PROBABLY never meet anyone less like a star than Loudon Wainwright III. G.I.-short hair with the stubble of his next beard, scruffy clothes that ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by James Johnson, New Musical Express, 2 June 1973

PERHAPS THE most refreshing thing about Loudon Wainwright's concert at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall last Monday was that there was a songwriter who was more ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Album III (CBS)

Review by Felix Dennis, Oz, November 1973


Loudon Wainwright III: Attempted Moustache (Columbia)

Review by Jim Esposito, Zoo World, 3 January 1974

MOST PEOPLE seem to think Loudon Wainwright III is some kind of a folksinger, about halfway between Bob Dylan and Martin Mull in the general ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Attempted Mustache (CBS)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 23 February 1974

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT'S a mean son of a bitch. Maybe his bark is worse than his bite, but his bark is still pretty nasty. ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Loudon Alone

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 1 June 1974

THE PR MAN in the coffee lounge of the Hotel Russell was anxious about the Loudon Wainwright's appearance. "Is he cleanshaven or bearded." he wanted ...

Loudon Wainwright: I Like To Be Laughed At

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 14 September 1974

...which is as good a reason as any for Loudon Wainwright to play a role in the weekly comedy TV series, Mash. He spoke to ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Singing His Way Into M*A*S*H

Interview by Dave Marsh, Newsday, 17 November 1974

CAPT. CALVIN Spaulding entered the Korean war recently as one of the crazed crew of doctors who staff CBS TV's M*A*S*H. But even the most ...

Loudon Wainwright

Book Excerpt by Bruce Pollock, 'In Their Own Words' (Collier Books), 1975

ANOTHER OF THE new breed of songwriters – sharp, witty, terse, incisive – Loudon Wainwright III arrived on the Greenwich Village scene just as it ...

Loudon Wainwright III - Unrequited

Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 19 April 1975

THE WORST THING that ever happened to Loudon Wainwright III was being branded The New Dylan, kiss of death to any self-respecting artist who hopes ...

Loudon Wainwright III - at Victoria Palace, London

Live Review by Max Bell, New Musical Express, 14 June 1975

YOU MIGHT HAVE noticed that Loudon Wainwright III has been in Great Britain recently, completing the second lap of his tour; you might have noticed ...

Loudon Wainwright III

Profile and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, February 1976

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT'S biggest paradox is his insistence that his values and lifestyle are no different from any man in the street: but his eccentricities are ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Whimsical Wainwright

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 24 July 1976

NEW YORK: The smart way to begin a story about Loudon Wainwright III would be to concoct some snappy couplet not unlike those that form ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Open Air Theatre, Regents Park

Live Review by John Tobler, New Musical Express, 21 August 1976

IT'S A LITTLE disturbing to discover yourself in the minority, the camp who really didn't much like the star. But that was the way it ...

My Weirdest Gig

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, February 1994

Collapsing stages in Japan! Elephant farts in Vegas! Eskimo shows in Alaska! A Survey of Abominable Venues and Disastrous Shows! ...

Professional Confessions: Loudon Wainwright

Review and Interview by Johnny Black, MOJO, November 1995

INTELLECTUAL SINGER-songwriters, doncha jus' luv 'em? LW3 has been at it for 20 years, spilling his guts, sharing his fears and generally earning a living ...

Fathers & Sons: Loudon and Rufus Wainwright

Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1999

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III, 53, was the folk-singing son of a famous Life magazine writer and came on the scene with several other "new Dylans" in ...

Loudon Wainwright III: Loudon Wainwright III

Review by John Morthland, No Depression, 30 April 2006

WHEN HIS FIRST two virtually interchangeable albums were released in 1970 and '71, Loudon Wainwright III was touted as one of the many Next Dylans ...

Loudon Wainwright: 40 Odd Years and Counting

Retrospective by Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 20 May 2011

THE SINGER-SONGWRITERS who came of age in the 1960s and early 1970s are the Boomers' major contribution to the Great American Songbook, and Loudon Wainwright ...

Loudon Wainwright III: "Don't be an actor"

Interview by Jude Rogers, The Word, June 2011

Bounder, famously fallible patriarch, six-stringed self-analyst and chronicler — consider the dust-caked dictums of Loudon Wainwright III ...

Loudon Wainwright III: The MOJO Interview

Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, November 2011

"LOOK WHAT can happen!" grins Loudon Wainwright III, examining then-and-now portraits on the lid of his career-spanning box set, 40 Odd Years. In 1970 he's ...

Loudon & I

Comment by Mark Leviton, Rock's Backpages, 14 February 2012

I'VE WRITTEN BEFORE about the parallels I continue to find between my own life and Loudon Wainwright III's, as he expresses events and feelings in ...

The Two Sides of Loudon Wainwright III

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Cape Cod Times, 17 August 2018

"I'VE ALWAYS thought of myself as a switch-hitter," says singer-guitarist-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III. "I can do the dark and the light, and I enjoy doing ...

see also Kate & Anna McGarrigle

see also Martha Wainwright

see also Rufus Wainwright


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