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Speedy Keen

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Speedy Keen: Speedy Words and Speedy Keen

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 5 May 1973

JOHN 'SPEEDY' KEEN is the rock and roll war-horse who wrote 'Something In The Air' for Thunderclap Newman. He's recovered from that – scarred of ...

Speedy Keen: Previous Convictions

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 2 August 1973

Knockabout drummer John "Speedy" Keen was rescued from oblivion by a perceptive Peter Townshend, who saw in Mr. Keen an offbeat but potentially compelling talent. ...

From Out Of The Shadows Comes Speedy Keen

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, July 1975

IF SOMEONE EVER asked me to compile a list of my ten favourite singles of all time I'd have five 'definites' straight away and about ...

Speedy Keen - Interview

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 2 August 1975

"BASICALLY, YOU'RE TALKING about a lorry driver who was thrust into it because he had a number one for seven weeks." ...

Speedy Keen: Y'Know Wot I Mean?

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 21 February 1976

ONE IF THE many things of which any court of law would instantaneously acquit Speedy Keen (along with singing in a thunderous bass voice and ...

Speedy Keen: Y’know Wot I Mean?

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 6 March 1976

"ONE BRIGHT spark at Track had a great idea for promoting ‘Previous Convictions’ – he sent out plastic turds, like you get in novelty shops, ...

Speedy Keen: Y'Know Wot I Mean?

Review by John Morthland, Creem, May 1976

SPEEDY KEEN'S basically comical persona is good enough by me: the inebriated ex-Mod, a tad daft, struggling for equilibrium in a world whose quirks don't ...

Speedy Keen, 1945-2002

Obituary by Alan Clayson, The Guardian, 6 July 2002

SPEEDY KEEN, who has died suddenly aged 56, was a mainstay of Thunderclap Newman, the pop outfit responsible for the anthemic 'Something In The Air', ...

see also Thunderclap Newman


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