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The Rolling Stones: This Horrible Lot – Not Quite What They Seem

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, March 1964

"BUT WOULD YOU LIKE your daughter to marry one?" is what you ask yourself about the Rolling Stones. They've done terrible things to the ...

The Rolling Stones: Take A Middle-Class Value, Stand It On Its Head: You've Got A "Stone"

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, May 1964

PARENTS DO NOT LIKE the Rolling Stones. They do not want their sons to grow up like them; they do not want their daughters to ...

Marc Bolan: Knit Yourself A Pop Singer — Marc and Mike Will Tell You How

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, October 1965

HUMILITY AMONG POP SINGERS used to be all the rage. "Mr. Presley," the interviewer would ask, "is it to luck or to talent that you ...

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger: Bad Joke into Social Lion

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, February 1966

THE ROLLING STONES WERE PLAYING in the Station Hotel, Richmond, two-and-a-half years ago when their two prospective managers came to take a look at them. ...

The Beatles, John Lennon: How Does a Beatle Live? John Lennon

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, March 1966

IT WAS THIS TIME three years ago that The Beatles first grew famous. Ever since then, observers have anxiously tried to gauge whether their fame ...

Kate Bush: Bringing It Back Home

Interview by James Johnson, Evening Standard, September 1978

THE feverish quality of the pop world barely intrudes into the calm atmosphere of the large comfortable family house on the edge of the Kent ...

Kate Bush: The Things Kate Doesn't Tell Mother

Interview by James Johnson, Evening Standard, September 1980

KATE BUSH would be less than human if she did not sometimes marvel at the attention she has received over the last three years. ...

Eastie Boys: Real Life in London's East End

Report by Paul Wellings, Evening Standard, July 1987

IT IS A HOT day in London’s East End. I’m sitting in my home of Stepney, sipping an ice-cool lager outside the infamous Blind ...

The Badder the Better: Soulboy Life in London

Report by Paul Wellings, Evening Standard, March 1988

IN LONDON TOWN, they’re funking till they’re raw. From badland clubland they’ve voted with their feet for black soul music. Pirate stations like ...

Lenny Kravitz: 'Don't Call Me A Sex Symbol'

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, November 2000

LENNY KRAVITZ is late. His "people" (a personal chef, band manager, tour manager, personal manager, publicists, fixers, press officers and assorted attractive but apparently purposeless ...

Jaheim: Soul Boy Not Short On Confidence

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, March 2001

Jaheim Hoagland's smooth, soulful vocals have been likened to those of music legends Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross – but he's not too happy about ...

Destiny's Child: The Joys Of Child-ish Behaviour

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, April 2001

THE SASSIEST girl group in the world are slumped on a sofa lamenting the "awfulness" of how they look. Destiny's Child – Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly ...

Mis-Teeq

Profile and Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, October 2003

"WHEN WE WERE younger, we were always entertaining people," says Su-Elise Nash, at 22 the youngest member of the UK's most urban girl group, Mis-Teeq. ...

James Brown: Soul Survivor

Interview by Ian Watson, Evening Standard, June 2004

At 71, James Brown shows no signs of slowing down musically — or in his capacity for getting into trouble. Ian Watson meets the Godfather ...

Angie Stone

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, July 2004

ANGIE STONE breezes into the bar at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester apologising for the burger in her hand and explaining that she's just flown ...

Anastacia: Sprock Chick

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, November 2004

"I'M LOOKING FORWARD to my 40s," declares Anastacia, a tiny woman with big hair, bold glasses and a big, big voice. "I want lines in ...

My Morning Jacket: Astoria, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, Evening Standard, September 2006

JAMMING IS A justly maligned practice in rock, too often the last refuge of self-indulgent musos running low on inspiration. ...

Amy Winehouse, My Bloody Valentine: Bestival, Isle of Wight ***

Report by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, September 2008

Still bloody loud and clear at Bestival ...

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