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Country Music People

Country Music People is a monthly magazine published in the UK.

Warren Smith: A Great Rockabilly

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, December 1973

THE SMALL record company has always had a significant place in the Country Music recording industry for it is these which provide the raw material ...

Narvel Felts

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, June 1974

"DID YOU think I went over all right?" asked Narvel Felts. "Perhaps I was a bit too modern-sounding". We were standing backstage during the climax ...

Charlie Feathers

Retrospective by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, October 1974

Martin Hawkins looks at the career of a little known but much in demand artiste by record collectors ...

Sue Richards

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, November 1974

IT WAS 1 a.m. on a Sunday morning in Nashville. We were driving slightly unsteadily on Broad Street – a strangely empty scene since the ...

Charlie Rich: The Man And His Career

Profile by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, May 1975

CHARLIE RICH was twenty-three when he travelled to West Memphis to try his luck as a professional musician. Subsequently he moved his base of operations ...

Jimmy C. Newman: Jimmy Newman: Front Man of the Contemporary Cajun Movement

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, January 1979

Among the most successful exponents of cajun music, JIMMY C. NEWMAN has remained a chart contender from the days of his debut hit single, 'Cry ...

Conway Twitty: Rockabilly Brought On Conway's Country Success

Retrospective by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, April 1979

ONCE, on a visit to America, I ate a cheeseburger in a Twitty Burger fast-food restaurant. The owner of this restaurant chain was Conway Twitty, ...

Dorsey Burnette

Obituary by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, November 1979

DORSEY BURNETTE was never a star, although he did make dents in the American Top Forty as well as the country charts, but his contribution ...

Jack Clement: 'Everybody Loves A Nut'

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, January 1980

JACK CLEMENT could have written that song about himself. MARTIN HAWKINS investigates some of the reasons why. ...

The Flatlanders, Joe Ely: Joe Ely: Past And Present

Retrospective by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, May 1980

Texan star JOE ELY is not quite the newcomer to recording that we think. MARTIN HAWKINS reveals the tale of the FLATLANDERS' sessions of 1972 ...

John Prine: A Non Philosophical Singer/Songwriter?

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Country Music People, June 1980

WHEN I SPOKE to John Prine during a recent visit he made to Britain, he was searching, in this order, for his girlfriend (who plays ...

Joe Ely: I’m A Honky Tonk Man…

Profile and Interview by John Tobler, Country Music People, October 1992

The career of Joe Ely, one of the most dynamic performers in the world and a leading light of the Texan singer/songwriter genre, has largely ...

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