US AND THEM: The Authorised Story of Hipgnosis by Mark Blake
… And after all, we’re only ordinary men. Well, not according to Mark Blake. There was nothing ordinary about Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey ‘P...
LEAD SISTER: The Story Of Karen Carpenter by Lucy O’Brien
If ever a girl seemed destined to marry her childhood sweetheart, have 2.7 children and become a ‘home-maker’, it was Karen Carpenter. Unfor...
DAVID CROSBY BY JOHNNY ROGAN
I met David Crosby only once, and briefly at that, in Denver in 1974, but his passing hurts not just because a rebellious spirit, wonderful ...
JEM RECORDS CELEBRATES PETE TOWNSHEND
Musical Anglophilia in the USA was rife when I lived in New York way back when. It revealed itself in magazines like Trouser Press , the fir...
JEFF BECK – Trying Something Different
“I’ve no idea what I do on guitar when I get up there,” Jeff Beck told me in 1976. “I don’t have a clue musically what it is when I’m workin...
SPECTOR – Sky Documentary
There was no more pathetic sight than the prison shots of Phil Spector, wrinkled and bald, his dignity in ruins, his vanity undone, his arro...
ELVIS – 88 TODAY
Eighty-eight years ago today at shortly after four in the morning Gladys Presley gave birth to twin boys at the wooden shack she called her ...
TOTALLY WIRED: The Rise & Fall of the Music Press by Paul Gorman
The home computer and its promiscuous offspring the internet were wrecking balls, demolishing much that was worth treasuring. Amidst the deb...
PHIL SPECTOR: A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU
It was Derek Taylor, the eminent Beatles PR, who gave me my first copy of A Christmas Gift For You , Phil Spector’s classic Christmas LP. It...
TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS – Live at The Fillmore, 1997
“Oh, baby doll,” exclaims Tom Petty in his endearing Southern drawl at the start of this 2-CD set drawn from six of the 20 nights he and his...
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