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Nick Jones (only son of writer/broadcaster Max Jones) was hired by editor Jack Hutton to join the Melody Maker as a junior reporter in March 1965 at the age of 16. Nick had submitted several reviews on spec to the MM's freelance desk of unknown new bands playing the Marquee Club in London's Soho, where, upon Max's introduction, he enjoyed free admission.  

Plumping for high energy R&B hairies like The Downliners Sect, Artwoods, Yardbirds, & T-Bones in an effort to supplement his pocket money and upgrade a well-used drum kit (Nick discovered both Richard Thompson and Hugh Cornwell for his school band) it was a prescient, if truncated, review of a December 1964 night by an unknown The Who, which precipitated the MM's offer of a full time gig. "The Bible" needed to complement its established dance band, folk, blues and jazz departments with coverage of these crazy new bands !

Nick soon enjoyed close ties and interview sessions with musicians, movers and shakers of the era from both sides of the Atlantic, and he frequently hung out (as long as was sensible for a young teenager) with the Small Faces and The Who among many others. In a brief period he developed a vaguely stream-of-consciousness journalistic style which, although naïve, apparently resonated with key purveyors of the burgeoning underground and psychedelic music scene. Especially as such ramblings were being published in a respected, mainstream, and globally circulated newspaper. Nick also contributed script work to various BBC Radio “pop” news shows and deputised for presenter George Melly on his popular World Service request show. He also contributed London Reports to the very first few issues of Rolling Stone, founded by Jann Wenner — but this antagonised the MM's employment policy, and contributed to his resignation in January 1968. The MM job lasted just 3 years. Simply put, Nick turned on, tuned in, and dropped out. He moved into a Chelsea madhouse with his mod mates The Action (who morphed into Mighty Baby) & spent the next 50 years grafting on the "indie" fringes of the music business. From an intensive 6-year stint with the Miles Copeland BTM & IRS empires, working hand-to-mouth promoting artistes including Climax Blues, Caravan, Curved Air, Renaissance, The Police, Squeeze, Mark Perry's ATV, The Fall, and The Cramps, onto heading up a successful Rough Trade Booking agency and then fronting The Sisters of Mercy's London office, and KARBON Records & Management of The Folk Devils, The Scientists, and Ghost Dance. He left Portobello Road and London for the South Coast to pursue a passion for putting on small but creative pub gigs, and organising the 20,000-strong ROX Music and Arts Free Festival — before retiring relatively unscathed in 2018.

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The 5th Dimension, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, Moby Grape, Vanilla Fudge: The Week's New Singles: Beach Boys, 5th Dimension, Vanilla Fudge, Moby Grape, Aretha Franklin

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 12 August 1967

Fresh Beach Boys for the summer months ...

The Action, Arthur Alexander: Arthur Alexander, London; The Action, Sussex

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 April 1966

Arthur Alexander: Marquee Club, London ...

The Action: Shoreline Club, Bognor Regis

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 3 September 1966

PLAYING TWO jumping sets at Bognor's Shoreline Club — one of the most switched-on scenes on the South Coast — the Action again proved that ...

The Action, Bluesology: Shoreline Club, Bognor Regis

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 5 November 1966

BOGNOR REGIS' Shoreline Club offered sweet refuge from lashing seas and freezing winds last Saturday, as it reopened under the watchful eye and new musical ...

The Animals: A Few Roars from the Newest Animal

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 24 July 1965

'Get Dave' said Eric — and I was in! ...

The Animals, Alex Harvey and His Soul Band, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Manfred Mann, The Mark Leeman Five, Unit 4+2: The Animals, Manfred Mann, Mark Leeman Five, Alex Harvey Soul Band, Jimmy James and the Vagabonds et al: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 24 July 1965

RAVE NIGHT FOR MARK'S BENEFIT Animals surprise ...

Fontella Bass: It started in a Church Choir

Profile by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 December 1965

Welcome to England with her big Stateside chart hit on Chess ...

The Beach Boys: No More Beach Boy Gaps — Says Bruce

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 12 August 1967

'GOOD VIBRATIONS' took light years to complete — 'Heroes And Villains' is the Beach Boys' new single and it took a long time too. But ...

The Beach Boys: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

ONCE AGAIN in their striped shirts the five Beach Boys opened the English part of their tour at London's Hammersmith Odeon last Thursday. ...

The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, Buffalo Springfield, Country Joe & The Fish, Pink Floyd, Keith West: New Singles including The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Buffalo Springfield

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 18 November 1967

STILL THE BEATLES OLD SOUL AND FEELING ...

The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Bern Elliott and the Fenmen, Barry Fantoni, The Merseys, The Move, The Small Faces, The Stormsville Shakers, The Yardbirds: How Far Out Can The Poppers Go?

Report by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 28 May 1966

NOW YOU'RE NEVER ALONE — WITH A SITAR ...

The Beatles, George Harrison: Beatle George And Where He's At

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 December 1967

For many people, the Beatles have long passed the stage where they are merely a pop group. The first indication of this development was probably ...

The Beatles, George Harrison: Beatle George And Where He's At (Part 2)

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 30 December 1967

WE WERE talking about how meditation and yoga leads to self realization. ...

The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Moody Blues: London: Beatles Clip Banned

Column by Nick Jones, Rolling Stone, 20 January 1968

  THERE ARE a few gloomy faces in England these days since our pound has devalued (what?) but it's mainly the profiteers who can't bear the ...

Dave Berry, The Fortunes, Alan Price, Dusty Springfield: Dusty Springfield, The Alan Price Set, Dave Berry, The Fortunes: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 8 October 1966

THE DUSTY Springfield tour opened last Tuesday at London's Finsbury Park Astoria with Dave Berry and the Fortunes filling the large gap vacated by the ...

Big Brother & The Holding Company, Buffalo Springfield, Captain Beefheart, Country Joe & The Fish, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Moby Grape: New Wave USA

Report by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 November 1967

NICK JONES SORTS OUT THE NEW U.S. SOUNDS ...

The Birds: The Trade, Watford

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 December 1965

ONE of Britain's most talented and underrated groups, the Birds, packed 'em in at the Trade, Watford, last Saturday to present an hour of high-flying ...

Cilla Black, The Everly Brothers: The Everly Brothers, Cilla Black: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 October 1965

THAT GREAT US duo, the Everly Brothers, made their first London appearance last Saturday, at the Finsbury Park Astoria. In black evening dress the Everlys ...

Bonzo Dog Band, Cream: Cream, Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 4 November 1967

IT WAS A night of great music and brilliant comedy, approaching genius in both departments, when the Cream and Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band starred ...

Booker T & The MGs, Arthur Conley, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave et al: Stax/Volt Revue Tour, Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 March 1967

STAX — THE RAVE SHOW TO END 'EM ALL ...

David Bowie: Meeting the Bromley Boy

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 26 February 1966

WITHOUT DOUBT David Bowie has talent. And also without doubt it will be exploited. For, Mr. Bowie, a 19-year-old Bromley boy, not only writes and ...

Tim Buckley: Starsailor (Straight 1064)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, May 1971

THE BELIEF that certain kinds of music have a quintessential equilibrium which, when penetrated by the listener transforms itself into regenerative power, may conceivably make ...

Gary Burton, Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell: Breaking Through The Barriers

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 November 1967

MM pop writer Nick Jones on the Gary Burton quartet in general — and guitarist Larry Coryell in particular — finds new hope for jazz ...

Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 19 November 1966

THE PAVEMENT outside and the hallway inside were deserted. London's Marquee Club appeared dead and empty. The attraction was the Paul Butterfield Blues Band from ...

The Byrds: Younger Than Yesterday (CBS)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

No other word for the Byrds but beautiful ...

The Byrds: Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 March 1967

A SUSPICIOUS audience confronted the Byrds when they played their only gig, an informal affair at London's Speakeasy Club, last Tuesday — no doubt recollecting ...

Petula Clark, Love, John Mayall, The T-Bones (U.S.), Ike & Tina Turner: John Mayall, Love, Petula Clark et al Albums

Review by Nick Jones, uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 6 August 1966

Single minded blues men ...

Shirley & Dolly Collins, The Incredible String Band: The Incredible String Band, Shirley & Dolly Collins: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 21 October 1967

THEIR TRUTHS may shriek, whisper, caress or stab at the thread from which we hang, and scorch our fallen bodies in hot sun, dry them ...

Don Covay: Blaises Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 9 April 1966

DON COVAY is another of the American soul singers at present on our shores. ...

Cream: Bruce Finds Himself via the Cream

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 5 November 1966

WELL THEY finally made it. The much publicised, talked-about, raved about, and listened to group — the Cream — are in the chart. ...

Cream: Clapton Revs Into A New Gear

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 15 October 1966

NICK JONES talks to the loner who came in from the cold. ...

Cream: In The Kingdom of Freakdom

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 30 December 1967

THEY ARE THE Cream. Baker, Bruce and Clapton and there's not many desperados who would hitch up their breeches and roll down the dusty main ...

Cream: Speakeasy Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 26 August 1967

LONDON'S SPEAKEASY CLUB has been, as the fashionable columns would say, "in" for some time now. ...

Neil Diamond: Tap Root Manuscript (UNI UNLS117)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, June 1971

DESPITE THE fact that one time or another most of us have picked up on and enjoyed the music of Neil Diamond — between 'Cherry, ...

Donovan: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 April 1967

EXPERIENCE BUT NO SATISFACTION FOR DONOVAN ...

The Doors: The Doors (Elektra)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

THE RAVING R&B musical content of their first single, 'Break On Through To The Other Side', falls well short of the high standard the Doors ...

Bob Dylan Today

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 November 1967

Exclusive! Nick Jones listens to seven secret tapes ...

The Electric Prunes: Putting Electricity into the Electric Prunes

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 2 December 1967

THE Electric Prunes landed in Britain from the States last week to recharge the British club circuit with electricity — from natural sources. ...

Fairport Convention, The Incredible String Band, Pink Floyd, Tim Rose, Tomorrow: Pink Floyd, Incredible String Band, Tomorrow, Tim Rose, Fairport Convention: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 7 October 1967

SUNDAY'S SAVILLE bill was most groovy, opening with the Fairport Convention who are beginning to find their way, followed by American Tim Rose who was ...

The Fortunes, The Merseys, The Who: The Who, the Fortunes, the Merseys: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 12 February 1966

THE THREE-day test run tour of the Who Show, started on Friday at London's Finsbury Park Astoria, to two well-filled houses. ...

Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 30 September 1967

MOTHERS — ALMOST A FREAK OUT, NOT A LOVE IN, DEFINITELY A SEND-UP! ...

Jimi Hendrix: Hendrix — on the Crest of a Fave Rave

Profile by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 21 January 1967

ALTHOUGH things are happening all around Jimi Hendrix — he doesn't choose to see them. It's all down to being cool. No pre-hatch counting of ...

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? (Track Records)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 20 May 1967

Yes — this is the real Jimi Hendrix ...

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

THE JIMI Hendrix Experience is the kind of group you never tire of watching or listening to. ...

Jimi Hendrix: With Jimi, The Music Is 3-D! The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis: Bold As Love (Track)

Review and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 9 December 1967

NICK JONES ON THE NEW HENDRIX LP ...

Herman's Hermits, Elvis Presley: Herman's Hermits: The Day Herman Met Elvis

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 28 August 1965

"He was so nice... just sort of walked in and said: Hello Herman" ...

The Hollies, Paul Jones, The Nashville Teens, Paul and Barry Ryan: The Hollies, Paul Jones, Paul & Barry Ryan, the Nashville Teens: ABC Cinema, Aldershot

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 22 October 1966

FIRST DISAPPOINTMENT to tour-goers on Saturday evening was the tell-tale notice board in the foyer of Aldershot ABC. It stated the Small Faces were unable ...

Ike & Tina Turner: Ike and Tina Show Comes To Town — All Nineteen Of Them

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 1 October 1966

CARRYING a valet, two secretaries, the Ikettes — their three girl backing singers — two male singers Jimmy Thomas and Prince Albert, plus the Kings ...

The Incredible String Band: Incredible String Band: Incredible Incredibles

Profile and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 30 September 1967

AS THE beautiful, unrelenting success of their second album so justly affirms the Incredible String Band are something incredible. ...

Love: Da Capo (Elektra)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 March 1967

ONCE AGAIN LOVE PROVE THEIR GREAT ORIGINALITY ...

Love: False Start (Harvest SHVL 787)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, May 1971

SHOULD YOU still need convincing that Love are a really fine band and always have been, we have here their penultimate album, oddly titled False ...

Lulu & the Luvvers: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 September 1965

LULU KNOCKS THEM OVER AT THE MARQUEE ...

Manfred Mann: You Won't See Paul Jones Crying When The Pop TV Shows Stop

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 September 1965

MANFRED'S MAN IN THE MIDDLE WEIGHS IN ...

John Mayall, T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Walker, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Flamingo, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 March 1965

THE GREAT T-Bone Walker opened at London's Flamingo on Friday with an hour of beefy blues. ...

The Mindbenders: Mindbenders: The Texas Police ran some guy in and cut his hair

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 3 September 1966

"CONSIDERING IT was the home of pop music the scene in America is pretty poor! ...

The Moody Blues, The Rolling Stones, Steampacket: The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Steampacket et al: Palladium, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 7 August 1965

Jagger drowned in a sea of noise ...

The Mothers Of Invention, Frank Zappa: Frank Zappa: Meet the Boss Mother, Sussing Out Britain...

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 26 August 1967

IF AFFLUENCE and power is the Great American Dream, Frank Zappa is the Great American Nightmare. ...

The Mothers Of Invention, Frank Zappa: Mothers Of Invention: 
Freak Out!
 (Verve)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 March 1967

Freak Out with the Mothers ...

The Move, Pink Floyd, The Who: The Who, The Move, Pink Floyd: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 7 January 1967

Psychedelicamania at Roundhouse ...

The Move: On the Move

Profile by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 4 February 1967

NICK JONES GETS BEHIND THE TV-SMASHING MOVE IMAGE ...

The Move: Cadillac Club, Brighton

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 15 April 1967

A LOT OF people moan because they don't see a TV being axed into dust when they go to see the Move. There is a ...

The Move: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

PSYCHEDELIC sounds came to London in a new — and explosive — dimension, as the Move continued their Thursday night residency at the Marquee Club ...

The Move: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 2 July 1966

A GROUP who don't pull their punches, the Move, from Birmingham, are a stark, loud, flashy, hard bunch whose music smashes you right in the ...

The Move: The Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 24 December 1966

MIDST OF A smog of smoke bombs, smashed TV sets, smashed people, and the psychedelic decor — well, who would settle for anything else — ...

The Move, Pink Floyd: Who's Psychedelic Now? MM Inquiry by Chris Welch and Nick Jones

Interview by Nick Jones, Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 14 January 1967

SPOTLIGHT ON THE PINK FLOYD AND THE MOVE ...

Robert Parker: Hit Making Tenor Man

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 8 October 1966

'COLTRANE MY INFLUENCE' SAYS ROBERT PARKER ...

Shawn Phillips, Gary Wright: Gary Wright: Extraction (A&M AMLS 2004); Shawn Phillips: Second Contribution (A&M AMLS 2006)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, May 1971

ALTHOUGH BOTH these A&M albums appear to be "solo" outings it should be realised as soon as possible that neither of them are solitary landscapes. ...

Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, Tomorrow: Pink Floyd, Soft Machine et al: The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream, Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 6 May 1967

TECHNICOLOUR DREAM STIRS UNDERGROUND ...

Pink Floyd: Freaking Out with the Pink Floyd

Report and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 1 April 1967

BEING ASKED to interview the Pink Floyd is an ordeal I would have wished only on my worst enemies. I was shaking like a leaf ...

Pink Floyd: All Saints Church Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 20 October 1966

LAST FRIDAY the Pink Floyd, a new London group, embarked upon their first "happening" — a pop dance incorporating psychedelic effects and mixed media — ...

Procol Harum: Procol Harum (Regal Zonophone)

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 19 August 1967

Worried about Procol Harum? Just wait till you hear this! ...

The Rascals: Note the name well — the Young Rascals

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 10 December 1966

LAST WEEK an American group, the Young Rascals, visited England. ...

Boz Scaggs: Moments (CBS 64248)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, June 1971

WHEN AN album takes so much in, puts so much out, and somehow remains itself, then before long the great cosmic public are going to ...

The Searchers: Searchers success story

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 27 March 1965

THE ORGAN and the saxophone are the accepted instrumentation in the '65 Sound. But this week we find, among many others the Searchers — number ...

Simon & Garfunkel: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 25 March 1967

TWO people, one guitar, gave a concert of overwhelming beauty, compassion, and entertainment at London's vast Royal Albert Hall, last Saturday, where enormous crowds flocked ...

The Small Faces: Small Faces in a Tight Green Circle

Report by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 17 December 1966

NICK JONES at a Small Faces recording session ...

Smashing Pumpkins: Fuck Off... We're From CHICAGO!

Interview by Nick Jones, Spiral Scratch, 9 January 1992

"ISN'T THIS where The Beatles grew up?" inquires Billy Corgan from the stage of the Underworld club in London's Camden Town. His 4-piece Chicago band ...

Stevie Wonder: The In Place, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 January 1966

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Stevie Wonder is already a mature performer, and no mean raver. He has a far from diminutive voice, great charm, and a lot of ...

The Supremes: Supreme Supreme: Will Diana Ross Go Solo?

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 October 1965

"NO COMMENT," said Diana Ross of the Supremes, to the perennial question: "Will you be going solo?" "I've just never thought about it. We're too ...

The Supremes: Tamla Blueprints

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 24 September 1966

WITH THE Supremes at No 6 in the Pop 50 after a rapid climb, all the signs are that we're in for a sustained attack from ...

The T-Bones (U.K.): The T-Bones: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 23 January 1965

THEM BONES ...

Tomorrow Are Saying It Today

Profile and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 9 September 1967

"QUICKLY BECOMING the latest rave" is the kind of statement most groups, especially the unknown ones, would dearly like to hear echoing in their egos. ...

Tomorrow: U.F.O.: Who Killed Flower Power?

Report and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 28 October 1967

U.F.O. the Flower power mecca has closed. Did it die a natural death — or was it murdered? And if it was... ...

Traffic: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 30 September 1967

AFTER CENTURIES in hibernation Traffic left their country womb last Sunday to make their debut at London's Saville Theatre, and certainly in potentiality they must ...

The Turtles: Enter The Turtles — Part Of The... Flower Power Generation!

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 10 June 1967

WHETHER THERE is a slight lack of introspection among the British pop groups is a point that always arises after meeting "an average American group." ...

The Walker Brothers, Scott Walker: The Walker Brothers: Walker Plans

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

AFTER THE SPLIT: NICK JONES PINPOINTS THREE NEW CAREERS ...

The Who: Every So Often, a Band is Poised on the Brink of a Breakthrough. Word Has It It's... The Who

Profile and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 5 June 1965

THEY THINK THE MOD THING IS DYING... ...BUT THEY DON'T INTEND TO GO DOWN WITH IT ...

The Who: Pictures of the WHO

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 April 1967

THERE SEEMS to be three distinct phases in the life of a pop group. Each is important, and mainly they are controlled by you the ...

The Who: The Price of Pop Art — The Who Count the Cost

Report by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 28 August 1965

THE WHO stand firmly for pop art. By their terms, pop art means how they behave and dress both on and off stage. On stage, ...

The Who: Manor House, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 17 July 1965

LONDON'S MANOR HOUSE club held their first pop inn Wednesday session last week — and an all time record audience turned out to watch the ...

The Who: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 9 January 1965

"THE WHO", appearing each Tuesday at Lon­don's Marquee Club, should be billed not only as "Maximum R&B" but as "Far-out R&B." ...

The Who: Sound sense Studio time

Report and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 10 September 1966

What Are The Who Going To Do Now? ...

Stevie Wonder: It's Not Such a Drag Being Blind

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 14 October 1967

STEVIE WONDER, here for a tour of Britain, talks to NICK JONES ...

Stevie Wonder: Mr Harmonica Man

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 29 January 1966

"STEVIE'S GOT A Monster," scream the adverts in American papers. They are referring, of course, to his hit record, 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' which looks like ...

The Yardbirds: After two hit records... Yardbirds — Why We Went "Commercial"

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 17 July 1965

PAUL SAMWELL-SMITH, bass with the Yardbirds, explains why they decided on a change of group policy ...

The Yardbirds: How to be an overnight success... in three years

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 27 March 1965

SINCE THEY started at Richmond's Crawdaddy Club three years ago, THE YARDBIRDS have had more than their share of bad luck. ...

Yes: The Yes Album (Atlantic 240 001)

Review by Nick Jones, Cream, June 1971

MIRACULOUSLY avoiding the hairy, heavy rock clichés in which so many lesser bands bash along senselessly for hours, Yes have, with their third try, put ...

List of genre pieces

Psychedelic Pop — When The Freaking Out Has To Stop...

Report and Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 11 February 1967

AN ATTEMPT AT AN EXPLANATION BY NICK JONES ...

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