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Jacks Out For The Strawbs

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, August 1973

THE BEST, and possibly only, way of breaking in a new band is to retreat into the country, converge on the local inn and set ...

The Strawbs: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, January 1976

AFTER AN ABSURDLY dramatic entry, this much loved male sextet took their places with a white suited Dave Cousins in the limelight. ...

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The Strawbs

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1970

ONE OF OUR most original groups that has not yet achieved the recognition it deserves is the Strawbs. They stand out instant by being an ...

Rick Wakeman: The Down To Earth Star

Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, June 1971

RICK WAKEMAN has been described as the saviour of the Strawbs, a musical genius, the great white wonder of progressive music and numerous other pretentious ...

The Strawbs: From The Witchwood (A&M)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Rolling Stone, November 1971

THE STRAWBS started out as a bluegrass duo, went through incarnations with Sandy Denny in her pre-Fairport days and a cellist from Sadler's Wells Opera ...

The Strawbs' Dave Cousins

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, January 1972

Can you talk, first of all, about the early days of the Strawbs, how you came together and so on. ...

The Strawbs: Grave New World

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, July 1972

WHEN DAVE COUSINS got together with Tony Hooper to form the Strawbs, he was writing songs strongly influenced by British and American traditional music. ...

The Strawbs: Bursting At The Seams

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, April 1973

THOSE WHOSE acquaintance with the Strawbs is older than a few months must have been surprised by the band's recent form: neither 'Lay Down' nor ...

The Strawbs: Ripe Strawbs

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, November 1973

THE STRAWBS are at last beginning to mature into the kind of band that does justice to the eminence of the musicians involved. "Come down ...

The Strawbs: An interview with Dave Cousins

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, April 1974

DAVE COUSINS is one of the few musicians whom one can interview repeatedly and always come back with a fresh slant or a new revelation. ...

The Strawbs: Hero and Heroine; Fairport Convention: Nine

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, September 1974

The Strawbs and Fairport Convention are conveniently linked by their past importance in modernizing the British folk scene (and their use, at different times, of ...

Ten Years of the Strawbs: From Donegan to Dali in Five Easy Stages

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, September 1975

THROUGH A ten-year period that has seen them frequently under-rated, and a time when they probably least deserved it the subject of mass adulation, the ...

Ten Years Of The Strawbs – Part Two 1970-1975

Retrospective and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, October 1975

THE STRAWBS were the first band to really find commercial success from within a folk environment. Dave Cousins was always clever in his adaptations of ...

Status Quo: Quo Storm The Castle

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, July 1976

Rock festivals in Wales always tempt providence, as many a Marley or 10cc fan can attest. But at Cardiff Castle last Saturday, the sun shone ...

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