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Lindisfarne Tell All

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, March 1972

DEFINING Lindisfarne's success is rather like pulling the wings off a butterfly at present but there seems little doubt after having seen them on stage ...

Alan Hull 1945-1995

Obituary by Chris Ingham, MOJO, January 1996

WHEN I WAS 15 – AND FIVE YEARS AN EX-PAT GEORDIE – MY contemporaries idolised Strummer and Weller. I wanted to be like Alan Hull. ...

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Lindisfarne: It's Tyne Time

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Melody Maker, December 1971

"No, we'll never work as hard as this again. It's killing the magic. And it's not doing us much good either" - Si Cowe, guitarist, ...

Lindisfarne: Selling Newcastle

Interview by Keith Altham, Record Mirror, January 1972

LONG AGO AND far away when Hyde park was just a flower pot and underground meant the Bakerloo line to me I was given to ...

We Can Swing Together: A Day In The Life Of Lindisfarne

Report by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, April 1972

SIMON COWE ordered a pint of cider and told me he hadn't eaten anything for two days. He'd had plenty of cider though. ...

Alan Hull

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, May 1972

LINDISFARNE'S MERCURIAL rise to fame in the past year has done little to alter the outlook of their chief songwriter, James Alan Hull. Hully remains ...

Lindisfarne: Fog on the Tyne

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, June 1972

FOG ON the Tyne has been just about the biggest album in Great Britain this year. The single off the album, 'Meet Me on the ...

Lindisfarne: Suffering from a Surfeit of Kindness

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, September 1972

IF IT WERE ever possible to kill a group with kindness then Lindisfarne might be the first victims of their own success. Their new album ...

Lindisfarne: You Can't Carry On Being a Geordie Band Forever

Profile and Interview by Dave Laing, Let It Rock, October 1972

FINCHLEY CENTRAL, you'll recall, was a hit record for the New Vaudeville Band (I think it was the follow-up to the equally appalling 'Winchester Cathedral').It's ...

Lindisfarne, Genesis: Dublin Stadium, Dublin

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, October 1972

TO BE CASUAL is to be Lindisfarne, but even the most relaxed of bands have a hard time putting over a set of new numbers ...

Lindisfarne: A Special Report

Report and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, October 1972

"FIVE CRATES OF Brown ale and a crate of Guinness please." Twelve quid across the bar to a landlord shaking his head in disbelief, and ...

Lindisfarne: On and Off the Wagon

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

THERE HAVE BEEN more dazzling, more debauched rock'n'roll roadshows. Some of the more spectacular have been known to cushion the strain of touring with sultry ...

British Folk Rock: Robin Hood Rides A Chopper

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, January 1973

Plainsong: In Search of Amelia Earhart (Elektra)Richard Thompson: Henry, the Human Fly (Warner Bros.)Steeleye Span: Below the Salt (Chrysalis)Incredible String Band: Earthspan (Reprise)Pentangle: Solomon's Seal ...

Alan Hull: Playing In The Band

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, March 1973

ALAN HULL, who has led Lindisfarne a stormy path across the other side of the world, is back in Barnet – the Mecca of the ...

Wet City: Sly and Company Live in London

Report by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, July 1973

LIKE THE WEATHER, the music at London’s White City on Sunday was a mixture of fair and foul. ...

Lindisfarne: How Wee Wee Music Went Down The Drain

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME, October 1973

LAST WEEK I heard the new Lindisfarne album, provisionally titled Don't Rip It...I'll Take It By The Yard with sleeve complete and scheduled for release ...

The Lindisfarne Saga

Retrospective by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, July 1975

THREE YEARS AGO it seemed like the end of an era. ...

Lindisfarne: Dance Your Life Away

Review by Len Brown, NME, December 1986

IT'S PHENOMENAL. Soon a whole city will be swinging together. Every Christmas, like clockwork, a bunch of hairy, balding middle-aged men take the stage and ...

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