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Smokey: No Smokey Without Fire…

Profile and Interview by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 2 August 1975

THE NEWS that Chinn and Chapman had signed a new band was predictably greeted by the music business with one big yawn. What would this ...

Smokie: Smokie Rising — 11 Years to Take Off!

Profile and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Record Mirror, 3 January 1976

MOST BRIGHTEST hope contenders in any year tend to be fairly new bands, but Smokie, although the name is newish, had their beginnings over 11 ...

Smokie: Greatest Hits

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 7 May 1977

THE FIRST cut on this album is 'Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone', Smokie's latest chart single. Of course, you'd expect to find it ...

Mike Chapman: Producer

Interview by Harold Bronson, New York Rocker, September 1978

PRODUCER MIKE Chapman, once removed from his baronial digs in the hillier regions of Beverly Hills and ensconced in the recording studio, sheds his bemused ...

Smokie: Exiles On The Reeperbahn

Report and Interview by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 16 September 1978

LAST NIGHT, IN Hamburg, Smokie played to 6,000 people and tonight they'll repeat the process in the fishing port of Kiel. It brings to an ...


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