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Rose Royce

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Norman Whitfield: a gambler with some sure bets

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 1 January 1977

NORMAN WHITFIELD has always been a ghost-like character in terms of his presence to music. As a producer and writer he has always been a ...

Rose Royce Clean Up With Car Wash

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 18 January 1977

With Norman Whitfield in the driving seat, the 10-piece outfit currently have two titles in the UK chart, both from the Car Wash movie.   ...

Rose Royce (and guests): Car Wash (MCA MCSP278) ****

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Black Music, February 1977

WRITTEN AND produced for the film by Norman Whitfield, arranged by Paul Riser, performed by Rose Royce with some help from Wah Wah Watson, The ...

The Norman Whitfield interview

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 February 1977

With three of his productions currently in the top four singles in this country, the timing could not have been better for this exclusive interview ...

Underneath Apparent Mindlessness Lurks Astonishing Musicianship

Comment by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 19 February 1977

LOUIS JOHNSON, bass-playing Brother of that ilk, was quoted in a recent Downbeat on the subject of his favourite bassists: "Stanley Clarke... is the baddest ...

Rose Royce Find Success The Norman Whitfield Way

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 8 October 1977

"IT'S KJLH, the station of Kindness, Joy, Love and Happiness," the deejay smoulders on the car radio, and goshdarn if you couldn't almost believe all ...

How Total Concept became Rose Royce

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 11 October 1977

It was as Total Concept that the Rose Royce combo came to London a few years ago. There followed a spell on the road with ...

Rose Royce: In A Class Of Their Own

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 15 October 1977

HOW DO you make an album into a collectors' item only weeks after its release? ...

Rose Royce: The Golden Success Story

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 26 September 1978

The band's three albums have all gone gold, and then platinum – some achievement! Percussionist Terry Santiel tells B&S of the debt they owe to ...

Rose Royce, Stargard: Odeon, Birmingham

Live Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 7 October 1978


Rose Royce: Socio/Political Conscience? Waal, Ah'm Rilly Into Chutney

Interview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 21 October 1978

"SO HOWS about up at number two, we have the one and only Rose Royce with 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore'...goodness gracious yes..." ...

Rose Royce: A Very Satisfying Year

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, February 1979

UNDOUBTEDLY, 1978 was The Year Of The Groups. Earth Wind & Fire, the Commodores and Rose Royce almost held a monopoly on the awards. Though ...

Rose Royce — How we made 'Car Wash'

Interview by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 12 July 2021

"This will never be a hit, we told each other — we are literally singing about a car wash!" ...


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