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The Many Talents Of The Pentangle

Profile and Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 18 May 1968

ANSWER THE following questions to win five points: Which group is playing at the Cambridge Jazz Festival one weekend in July, and at the Cambridge ...

Pentangle: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 6 July 1968

Pentangle's big debut ...

Albums from Jimi Hendrix, the Bee Gees et al

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 27 October 1968

Sun Hasn't Set on British Sound ...

Pentangle: Sweet Child (Transatlantic TRA 178)

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 16 November 1968

A BRILLIANT second album from the Pentangle and, being a two-record package, gives full rein to the group's tremendous ability, fine musicianship and remarkable flexibility. ...

Festivals & Pop Proms

Live Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 12 July 1969


Pentangle: Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 26 July 1969

THE PENTANGLE, a five-sided English folk-based group comprising two of the folk genre's most enthusiastically acclaimed guitarists, John Renbourn and Bert Jansch, plus singer Jacqui ...

Pentangle, Magna Carta: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, 24 January 1970

SUNDAY'S LYCEUM played host to two reputable acoustic groups, Pentangle and Magna Carta. Which is great if you join the hard core of enthusiasts at ...

Pentangle: Four plus one

Profile by Karl Dallas, The Times, 14 March 1970

FOR A WHILE NOW there has been something of a quiet backlash in pop music. It started long before Crosby, Stills and Nash began charming ...

Pentangle: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 25 April 1970


Crossing The Border: The Pentangle Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, The Georgia Straight, May 1970

PENTANGLE? SURE. I knew Bert Jansch from my folkie days, and I knew he had an influence on Donovan... Given their dedication to "pure" celtic ...

James Taylor, Pentangle: Community Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 30 May 1970

Pentangle holds up its half of show ...

The Isle of Wight Festival: Five Days That Rocked Britain

Report by Mark Plummer, Michael Watts, Chris Welch, Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 5 September 1970

MM's Richard Williams, Chris Welch, Michael Watts and Mark Plummer present a five-page report on an amazing weekend of music and other scenes... ...

Pentangle/John Renbourn

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 1971

DECEMBER, ASIDE from its obvious festive revelries, has also been notable for the temporary withdrawal of the Pentangle. In the meekest possible way they have ...

The Five Sides of Pentangle

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 23 October 1971

PENTANGLE'S RISE in popularity has been unobtrusive but definite. They play a unique and compelling blend of styles spanning the world of jazz, blues, country, ...

Pentangle: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 30 October 1971

FOR A NUMBER of reasons Pentangle's Albert Hall concert last week was disappointing and when they brought their final number 'Pentangling' to a limp conclusion ...

Pentangle: Reflection

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, December 1971

THE APPEARANCE on the display wall of my favorite local record merchant of Pentangle's fifth album, Reflections, triggered a lightning search of my wallet, pockets, ...

Pentangle: The End

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 13 January 1973

1973’s NEW BROOM struck its first death blow last week when the on-off rumors of Pentangle’s long-pending split seemed finally to be confirmed. ...

British Folk Rock: Robin Hood Rides A Chopper

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 18 January 1973

Plainsong: In Search of Amelia Earhart (Elektra)Richard Thompson: Henry, the Human Fly (Warner Bros.)Steeleye Span: Below the Salt (Chrysalis)Incredible String Band: Earthspan (Reprise)Pentangle: Solomon's Seal ...

Where Are They Now? Pentangle

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, May 1991

EVEN BEFORE Fairport Convention had set their wheels in motion, Pentangle were attempting to contemporise and explore British folk music. ...

Pentangle: The Time Has Come

Review and Interview by Rob Young, Uncut, February 2007

4CD Connoisseur Collection Of Rare Mercurial Magic From British Folk/Blues/Jazz Supergroup. ...

Pentangle: Britain's Grateful Dead

Profile and Interview by Nick Coleman, The Guardian, 16 March 2007

Folk pioneers Pentangle recently played together for the first time in 30 years. This is the perfect time for them to reform for good, says ...

Pentangle: Album By Album

Guide by Rob Young, Uncut, May 2008

OF ALL THE British folk groups of the late '60s, Pentangle were the most commercially successful. Where Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span chose a more ...

see also Bert Jansch

see also John Renbourn

see also Danny Thompson


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