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Robin Platts

Robin Platts

Robin Platts worked as a freelance music journalist for most of the 1990s. Completely uninspired by the music of that era, he spent most of the decade writing about artists from the '60s and '70s. His work appeared in MOJO, Goldmine, Discoveries, ICE and the Tracking Angle. He also wrote liner notes for Colin Blunstone's Live at the BBC album and has written books about Burt Bacharach and Hal David and Genesis.

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Burt Bacharach: Anyone Who Had A Heart: The Songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, DISCoveries, December 1997

AS THE 1960s sped from Beach Blanket Bingo through Beatlemania to Psychedelia, Vietnam and beyond, the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David played on ...

Big Star: From Memphis to Columbia: An Interview With Jody Stephens of Big Star

Interview by Robin Platts, DISCoveries, January 1996

WHEN BIG STAR released their first record in 1972, it might have seemed that they were behind the times. Like Badfinger and the Raspberries, they ...

Glen Campbell (2012)

Interview by Robin Platts, Rock's Backpages audio, 2012

The master interpreter talks about his long, fruitful relationship with songwriter Jimmy Webb, from first recording such classics as 'Galveston' and 'By The Time I Get Phoenix', to their recent collaboration on the Glen Campbell and Jimmy Webb: In Session album.

File format: mp3; file size: 11.8mb, interview length: 12' 55" sound quality: ** (phoner)

The Lilac Time: Return To Yesterday: Stephen Duffy Gets Back With The Lilac Time

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, DISCoveries, Spring 1999

EVERY ARDENT music fan has at least one artist who they feel deserves a much wider audience, a great musical talent overlooked by the masses. ...

Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks: Discover Van Dyke Parks

Interview by Robin Platts, Goldmine, 2 February 1996

AFTER 30 YEARS in the music business, Van Dyke Parks is not a household name. ...

Simon & Garfunkel: Think Too Much: The Simon & Garfunkel Album That Wasn't

Retrospective by Robin Platts, Analog Planet, 1 January 2011

2013 NOTE: This is my only contribution to music journalism in the past few years. It was written because I went to see Simon and ...

The Zombies: Time Of The Zombies

Retrospective and Interview by Robin Platts, Goldmine, 14 April 1995

IT WAS JUST for fun, really. They weren't planning on becoming pop stars, yet the Zombies came close to reaching the top of the American ...

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