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Four Tops, The


NME Chart News Woke Up The Four Tops In Record Time!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, October 1966

THE PHONE rang eleven times in Room 3055 at New York's Hilton Hotel before Lawrence Payton roused himself from his slumbers and dragged it towards ...

Four Tops On The Four Tops

Interview by Carol Deck, KRLA Beat, October 1966

WHEN FOUR handsome young men from Detroit put out a record that immediately grabs everyone's attention, people soon want to know everything there is to ...

Four Tops Spin Thru Britain

Report by Rochelle Reed, KRLA Beat, December 1966


New Singles from the Rolling Stones, Four Tops et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1967


Four Tops Plan a Motown Choir

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, February 1967

SWINGING London was practically rocked off its hinges the first time the famous Four Tops descended among us last year – the year of 'Reach ...

The Four Tops, The Merseys, Madeline Bell, Remo Four: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, February 1967

FOUR TOPS HAD US ALL ON OUR FEET reports Alan Smith ...

Jimi Hendrix, Four Tops, Jeff Beck et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1967

Catchy debut solo from Jeff Beck, and a typical but powerful Four Tops. Better showcase for Jimi Hendrix on his newie, and best yet from ...

Four Top A Week: Laurence Payton, The Quiet One

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

LAURENCE the Top has a homely round face, honest, open eyes, and a liking for big shirts with big collars. He sits with his dark ...

Four Top A Week: How I Got Out Of The Ghetto by Renaldo Benson

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

TOP RENALDO is the most instantly likeable man I ever met. Happiness was made for Renaldo. It sparkles out of his honest eyes. It gleams ...

Four Top A Week: Easy-Going Abdul Fakir

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

TOP ABDUL is the one the others call Duke — why, he doesn't quite know. Maybe it's his air of royal dignity. ...

Four Top A Week: Levi The Leader

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, May 1967

MUSTACHIOED LEVI Stubbs is the undoubted leader of the Four Tops — the man in front, the quiet man of influence, and a singer with ...

The Supremes: Psychedelic Tamla!

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, November 1967

Brian Holland, one of Motown's famous composing team, speaks to Alan Smith, and tells about PSYCHEDELIC TAMLA! ...

On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, March 1970


Four Tops Reach Out

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1970

THE BIG QUESTION hanging over the heads of the Four Tops, Tamla Motown's long-running stars, is just how much they are going to miss the ...

The Four Tops: Changing Times

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, October 1970

IN THE FIVE short months that have passed since the last time the Tops came to Britain, a great deal has happened to them. ...

The Magnificent Seven Live: The Supremes and the Four Tops live at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, December 1971

DUE TO lack of publicity, the International Children's Aid Charity concert on Tuesday November 30 at the Royal Albert Hall was not as well attended ...

Tamla albums round-up

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, August 1975

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS. The Supremes' new LP is a winner. ...

Four Tops Don't Walk Away Ever!

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, February 1982

MY FIRST TASTE of Motown music was many summers ago as I mulled away my school holidays in a sort of passive ignorance, more interested ...

The Four Tops: One More Mountain (Casablanca)

Review by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, September 1982

WHEN MARVIN Gaye recorded What's Going On in the early '70s it was part of an important transition for the Motown label, its mixture of ...

The Great Levi Stubbs

Memoir by Dave Marsh, Rock and Rap Confidential, October 2008

WHEN I WAS 15, I met the Four Tops on a downtown Detroit street, where they were doing a photo shoot with the Supremes. ...

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