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Georgia Straight, The

Georgia Straight, The

The Georgia Straight is a free weekly news and entertainment newspaper published in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1967.

Johnny Winter, Mississippi Fred McDowell: Johnny Winter And... Mississippi Fred?

Live Review by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1970

WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTED to go to every bloody concert that comes to town and try to reach a critical judgment (or something like that), sometimes ...

Chicago: Another interview with Jimmy Pankow

Interview by Mike Quigley, Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1970

After Chicago played their first set at the Gardens a couple of Thursdays ago, we wandered backstage to try and line up an interview with ...

Pentangle: Crossing The Border: The Pentangle Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, May 1970

PENTANGLE? SURE. I knew Bert Jansch from my folkie days, and I knew he had an influence on Donovan... Given their dedication to "pure" celtic ...

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels: The Mitch Ryder Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, July 1970

This interview was found in the vaults by Harold Colson, an ace Librarian at the University of California at San Diego.Harold is researching the Stones’ ...

Savoy Brown: "England Is Dead": The Kim Simmonds Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, September 1970

This started off as an atrocious night of music: a brit Spinal Tap band called Atomic Rooster, followed by the deadly boring Redbone. The night ...

Gordon Lightfoot: Scotch & Pretzels: The Gordon Lightfoot Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Mike Quigley, Georgia Straight, The, October 1970

ANOTHER TWO-TIMER with Mike and I. We really did this one as a favour for the record company exec, who used to give us lots ...

Pink Floyd: An Interview With Pink Floyd

Interview by Mike Quigley, Georgia Straight, The, October 1970

This interview was conducted before Pink Floyd's first Vancouver concert in October of 1970. Despite a whopping hangover, I managed to struggle out to the ...

Captain Beefheart: A Candid Conversation With Beef The Chief: The Don Van Vliet Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, 1971

This interview was found in the vaults by Harold Colson, an ace Librarian at the University of California at San Diego.Harold is researching the Stones ...

Pearls Before Swine: Another Rapp On Pearls Before Swine

Comment by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, January 1971

PART IImagine you're a member of a rock band. You're trying to make it. O.K. Imagine a combination of the Everglades, and the corner of ...

Van Morrison: February 1971

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, February 1971

This interview with Van Morrison and some of the members of his band took place at Vancouver airport on the morning after a concert. ...

Elton John: This Is Your Song: The Elton John Interview

Interview by Mike Quigley, Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1971

WE ENTER THE Holiday Inn on Howe Street through its Southern-fried colonnade and up its Harlequin Romance staircase into the Columbia Room with its Christmas ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Fleetwood Mac Interview

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, April 1971

I remember this interview very well. We were at The Bayshore Hotel, and the interview was with Jeremy Spencer and Mick Fleetwood. John McVie and ...

The Beach Boys: Vancouver 1969

Interview by Mike Quigley, Georgia Straight, The, July 1971

This interview with Al Jardine, Carl Wilson, Mike Love and Bruce Johnson was recorded in January 1969. ...

Donovan: Hurdy Gurdy Man Rolls Into Town

Live Review by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, October 1971

TWO THINGS I found quite interesting at the Donovan Concert last Monday night. First, the Humble Minstrel of psychedelic folk music seems to be running ...

Led Zeppelin: Vancouver 1971

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, Fall 1971

I got to watch the concert from the stage -- about 10 feet away from Page. It was one helluva show, culminating in 'Dazed & ...

Captain Beefheart: Know What I Mean? The Don Van Vliet Interview...

Interview by Rick McGrath, Georgia Straight, The, March 1973

Beefheart at The Commodore. Do you know what I mean? ...

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