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Blank Space was a free music paper available in Virgin Records stores in the UK in 1978/9.

The Beach Boys: David Leaf: The Beach Boys and the California Myth (Grosset and Dunlap)

Review by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1978

I SHOULD FIRST of all put into perspective my particular connection with the Beach Boys, which is not quite as simple as merely being a ...

Greg Kihn

Profile by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1978

JUST SO that we understand each other, it might be simpler to detail a few of the things which Greg Kihn (pronounced 'kin', simple as ...

Robert Palmer

Profile by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1978

HANDS UP those who think Robert Palmer’s an American – it’s by no means a complete misapprehension if all you have to go on are ...

The Flamin' Groovies

Profile by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1978

"HOW DO these punks stop the bleeding when they stick pins through their flesh?" enquired a somewhat bemused Cyril Jordan, spending a fast three days ...

Little Feat, Lowell George: Lowell George: A Feat Of His Own

Review and Interview by Mark Leviton, Blank Space, December 1978

FOR YEARS, fans of Little Feat have heard rumours about a solo album being prepared by Lowell George, the group's main songwriter, lead guitarist and ...

Joe Cocker: Part Two Of The Joe Cocker Story

Retrospective and Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1979

PICKING UP FROM last time, we left Joe and the Grease Band about to part company, and go home to England for a holiday. Now ...

Shoes

Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, 1979

AND DON'T forget that title – it’s not The Shoes, but simply the plural of the footwear without the definite article. There are four Shoes, ...

Van Morrison (part 1)

Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, March 1979

Talking to Tobler ...

Van Morrison (part 2)

Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, April 1979

IT WOULD BE shrewd to note at this point, the start of the second part of this documentary, that there is no intention here to ...

Joe Cocker: Part Three of the Joe Cocker Story

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, Blank Space, May 1979

PICKING UP THE threads, the time is 1976, and between albums Joe Cocker was reported to have wanted to make a film about violence. Is ...

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