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James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Engelbert Humperdinck, Robert Plant: Backstage in the '60s

Memoir by Chris Welch, Rock's Backpages, 25 July 2009

LIFE BACKSTAGE AT pop shows in the Swinging '60s was always a hoot. Looking back, it's fun to recall how casual and relaxed it all was ...

Billy Cobham, Horace Silver: Billy Cobham: The Pulse Behind the Horace Silver 5

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 14 December 1968

IT'S BEEN a very good year for drummers. ...

DMX: Sample My Pit Bull

Profile by Eric Weisbard, The Village Voice, 10 January 2000

What follows is extraneous: outtakes and stray threads from my DMX feature in the new GQ. The dictates of celebrity profiles — establishing scene, nut ...

DMX, Eve: Family Values in the Rap Business: Ruff Ryders, Cash Money and co.

Report by Simon Reynolds, The New York Times, 12 March 2000

WHEN THE RAPPER DMX accepted a trophy for best R&B album at the Billboard Music Awards last year, he took the stage flanked by a ...

Fairport Convention, Fotheringay, Matthews' Southern Comfort, Steeleye Span: Fairport Convention et al: Electric folk

Overview by Karl Dallas, The Times, 18 April 1970

IT IS EASY to forget that pop, nowadays, has become an organic process. The music industry is still mostly in the hands of people whose ...

Jimi Hendrix: Who Says Jimi Hendrix Can't Sing? (He Does!)

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 15 April 1967

JIMI HENDRIX can't sing! "Oo sez so?" outraged Hendrix fans will demand, at this startling statement. But before MM readers who dig the sounds of ...

The Rolling Stones: Pop Weirdies Set Out To Play It Grim

Profile by Chris Welch, The Bexleyheath & Welling Observer, January 1964

OF ALL the sensational groups to hit British pop music since the advent of the Mersey Sound and the rhythm 'n' blues revival, the weirdest, ...

Richard Thompson, Richard and Linda Thompson: Richard and Linda Thompson: Life without Fairport

Interview by Bob Woffinden, New Musical Express, 15 June 1974

RICHARD THOMPSON wrote 'Meet On The Ledge', in case you'd forgotten. On that basis alone the man would be due a certain portion of immortality. ...

Richard Thompson, Richard and Linda Thompson: Richard Thompson: A Rock Veteran's New Beginning

Profile and Interview by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 17 March 1985

RICHARD AND Linda Thompson, whose 10-year marriage and musical partnership ended in 1982, were a decidedly low-profile couple by rock standards. In fact, they were ...

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