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Family Are A MAN'S Band

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, October 1971

THEIR MUSIC is both uncompromising and aggressive but like most musical hard men they have their other side and their latest album Fearless is likely ...

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Family Entertainment?

Profile by Charlie Gillett, Times Educational Supplement, January 1969

I'D NEVER SEEN The Family before, but the girl next to me had at Woburn Abbey and the Albert Hall, where she said they'd been ...

Family Planning

Interview by Mark Williams, International Times, July 1969

THE FAMILY used to scare me a bit. Onstage they seemed to perform with a mixture of super coolness, a nonchalance that sometimes gave me ...

The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park: Out of the Way

Report by Geoffrey Cannon, New Society, July 1969

A world turned upside down ...

The Rolling Stones et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, July 1969

CHRIS WELCH SAYS: 'Somehow the magic worked' ...

Steppenwolf, Family: The Lyceum, London

Live Review by Tony Norman, Top Pops, October 1969

THE SUNDAY Lyceum scene is developing very well. The show there this week featured Steppenwolf and Family. The place was packed, proving that there is ...

Family: An Advance Hearing of A Song For Me

Report and Interview by Tony Norman, Top Pops, January 1970

SOME WEEKS before Christmas I sat in on a Family recording session at the Olympic studios just south of the river. At that time new man ...

Family

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, April 1970

YOUVE HEARD it said millions of times, but here it is again. Isn't it a drag that so many of our groups don't play live ...

Ric Grech: Traffic's One Big Happy Family

Interview by Roy Hollingworth, Melody Maker, October 1970

IT WAS good to see Ric again. We talked in melancholic tones of hazy days when gangster Grech, cigarette hanging from his lips, pumped out ...

In the Talk-In: Charlie Whitney

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 1971

FAMILY GUITARIST Charlie Whitney had just returned to his Notting Hill home after a stint in the north of England. ...

Family

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, May 1971

FAMILY ARE something else, that is they are not immediately classifiable into a particular bag – blues, rock, folk or progressive. ...

Chappo Chats

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, August 1972

"I DON'T THINK we've ever had a particular status. I think we're a band a lot of people underestimate and in many ways I think ...

Family: Back Home

Interview by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, October 1972

JUST BEFORE THEY left for their current U.S. tour, NME took the three founder members of Family on a nostalgia-tinged trip back to their Leicester ...

Family: Bandstand (United Artists)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Music World, December 1972

PERSONNEL CHANGES have had much to do with the evolution of Family, and, as nice as the two early Reprise albums (Music in a Doll's ...

Family: Bandstand

Review by Jon Tiven, Fusion, January 1973

FAMILY IS an all-around brilliant British quintet who have just bestowed their seventh disc upon a generally unappreciative American public. The United States doesn't deserve ...

Family

Discography by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, January 1973

ONE OF THE best of a large number of good British bands to emerge in 1967, Family were for about 18 months the most exciting ...

Family: Fighting For Respect

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, July 1973

SEEMS LIKE only yesterday that Family returned from America, wheezing and coughing about the sheer enjoyment of their tour. And quite a number of Family ...

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