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Hit Parader

Hit Parader was an American monthly music magazine which was launched in 1942. After covering popular music generally, it focused in the 1980s on heavy metal music. The title was sold in 1991 by the original publishers, and the magazine folded in 2008.

Fred Neil: Where's It All Going?

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, January 1966

LISTEN TO the music of Fred Neil, particularly 'Travelin' Shoes', 'Country Boy' and 'Gone Again' from his Bleecker & MacDougal Street album and you'll dig ...

Phil Ochs and Protest Songs

Interview by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, January 1966

AS EVERYONE already knows, folk songs have come off the back porch and out of the pads, and are now very big business. Everybody listens ...

Jimmy Reed: Tempo: Jimmy Reed

Profile and Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1966

A MISSISSIPPI cum Chicago Blues-man named Jimmy Reed is one of the original practitioners of what everybody is just discovering. He holds the thankless job ...

Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Roger Miller: Roger Miller & Little Jimmy Dickens: A Happy Thing Happened On Our Way To Hullabaloo

Report by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, April 1966

ISN'T THAT Roger Miller standing over on the sidelines at the Hullabaloo rehearsal? Are those tears in his eyes? What's he doing here, anyway; he isn't even ...

The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rolling Stones: The New Thing and the Blue Thing: An Interview with Keith Richards and John Sebastian

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1966

BY NOW, EVERYONE must be aware that records just don't sound like they did 10 years ago — 3 years ago in fact. ...

Bob Dylan, Charlie McCoy, Elvis Presley, Foggy Mountain Boys: "Recording Sessions I Have Known" by Charlie McCoy

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, May 1966

When you hear a harmonica wailing in the background on currently popular blues, country, folk or pop recordings, it's probably being played by an ultra-talented guy ...

Sid Bernstein: The Genius Finder

Interview by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, May 1966

THE MAN BEHIND THE STARS ...

The Supremes: The Chic-est Girls In Show Business

Report by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, May 1966

WELL, OF COURSE, their sound: Supreme, tops, five in a row if you're keeping score. But LOOK at them! I mean, those are three swell-looking ...

T-Bone Walker: Tempo: T-Bone Walker

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1966

WHEN AARON T-Bone Walker plays guitar he makes people cry and he gets response from the audience as though the performance was really a church ...

Dave Van Ronk: Big Daddy of the Blues Singers... Dave Van Ronk

Interview by Jane Heil, Hit Parader, July 1966

NOT SO LONG ago — ten years or so — that gutsy, sorrowful, driving Negro folk-blues sound was the sole property of the Negro blues ...

James Cotton, Muddy Waters: Tempo: Muddy Waters

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1966

NOW THAT THE blues bands are on the threshold of "shaking their money maker," it's a curious fact that the original bands who have been ...

Archie Shepp, The Byrds, John Coltrane, Ravi Shankar, Yusef Lateef: Tempo: Coltrane, Shankar and All That Rock & Roll

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1966

IN OUR FEATURE on the Byrds (in the July issue) they credited several sources of unconventional music as influences. They were quite specific about Indian ...

The Animals, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Hit Parader's Letter From London

Column by Miranda Ward, Hit Parader, October 1966

A FEW WEEKS ago when I met the KINKS for a drink, PETE QUAIFE ruined my stockings! The pub was crowded and in the crush ...

Love, The Outsiders, The Righteous Brothers, The Young Rascals: Platter Chatter: Albums from Love, Righteous Brothers et al

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1966

LOVE has an interesting album. Love, by the way, is the name of the group.  ...

The Remains: They're After Perfection

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1966

MEET THE Remains — a group who are as much engineers as musicians, since today it's as vital to know how to play an amplifier ...

Big Joe Williams, Chuck Berry, Duke Ellington, James Brown, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Sonny Rollins: Tempo: R&B and Jazz Album Reviews

Review by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1966

FOR SOME reason, recordings of live rock and roll shows are selling very well. You can hardly hear the music above the enthusiastic audience response ...

The Byrds: Jim McGuinn & David Crosby: My Favorite Records

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1966

By Jim McGuinn (Leader of the Byrds) ...

Love Love Love

Profile by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, December 1966

The Beatles are pretty,the Stones are true,Bob Dylan is witty —But LOVE is you. ...

Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything (part 1)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1967

BY NOW, MANY of you must have heard the Paul Butterfield Blues Band albums and marvelled over the guitar playing of Mike Bloomfield. Through Mike's ...

Lothar and the Hand People: Lothar & The Hand People: An Introduction

Profile by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, February 1967

Lothar and the Hand People is here! ...

Otis Redding In London

Report by Miranda Ward, Hit Parader, February 1967

WHEN OTIS REDDING was over here Ready, Steady, Go! built up an entire programme around him, using his own band (only 9 of them came over, but ...

Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Mike Bloomfield Puts Down Everything (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1967

HERE WE are back at the Cafe Au Go Go continuing the final half of our chat with Mike Bloomfield. Since last month, Mike and ...

The Rolling Stones Discover A New Generation Of Fans

Interview by Miranda Ward, Hit Parader, March 1967

IN FLANAGAN'S bar off Kensington High Street, Keith Richard, Brian Jones and I were being watched — by two bartenders in Edwardian dress and grey ...

The Byrds, Gene Clark, Paul Revere & The Raiders: What's In Store For Drake Levin (Ex-Raider), Gene Clark (Ex-Byrd)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, March 1967

Will they start a store together? Maybe a diner or a hockey team, or mow lawns? Naw.... because the other day we were sitting on ...

Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds: Yardbird Jimmy Page says, 'Open Your Mind'

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, March 1967

In the December issue of H.P., you read a little background on Jimmy Page, who is the new Yardbird. He started off on bass to ...

Bobby Darin Is A New Man

Interview by Alan Smith, Hit Parader, April 1967

BOBBY DARIN is the singer who set out to become a legend in his own lifetime. He attacked life like a hungry man wolfing down ...

Wilson Pickett: Official Sound Report: An Interview with Wilson Pickett

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1967

AS WE WALKED into Wilson Pickett's dressing room at the Apollo in New York, two shady characters were in the process of selling a freshly ...

The Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson: Dennis Wilson: We Just Want To Be A Good Group

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1967

Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson is, according to Brian, "The most messed up person I know. He's too nervous. He has to keep moving all ...

Joe Tex: The Wonderful Adventures of Joe Tex

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1967

WE'VE HEARD very few Joe Tex songs, even album songs, that we didn't tike. He tops that on stage with his great band. Plus, he's ...

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Candy Store Prophets, The Monkees: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart On Monkees, Music & Mayhem

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1967

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart are responsible for a lot of Monkee music and soon, a lot of their own music. In the following interview ...

Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane: Birth of the San Francisco Scene

Overview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, August 1967

by Martin Balin, leader of the Jefferson Airplane ...

Candy Store Prophets, The Monkees, Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart: Boyce & Hart On Monkees, Music & Mayhem (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

IF YOU own the first two Monkees' albums, you know that Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart wrote 'Last Train To Clarksville', 'I'm Not Your Steppin' ...

Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel: Inside The Mind of Paul Simon (part 1)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

A LOT OF readers have been asking for an interview with Simon and Garfunkel. After much difficulty in tracing them down (it was impossible to ...

Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: My Favorite Records: Frank Zappa, Boss Mother

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

IF YOU WANT to learn how to play guitar, listen to Wes Montgomery. You also should go out and see if you can get a ...

Otis Redding: "Soul Survivor"

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1967

WHO WILL be the big soul singer, the one to last and last? We have James Brown, Joe Tex, Wilson Pickett and the subject of ...

Paul Simon, Simon & Garfunkel: Inside The Mind of Paul Simon (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1967

Last month, Paul Simon commented on current singers, songs and his own songwriting. He gets into it again this time along with a dash of ...

The Doors Are Different, Part 1

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, September 1967

PHRASES LIKE "the hottest group in town" or "everybody's talking about..." or "an exciting new sound" are used so indiscriminately that any editor with a ...

Booker T & The MGs, Steve Cropper: The Stax Story: Steve Cropper (part 1)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1967

This Steve Cropper interview begins a series on Stax Records in Memphis. ...

The Doors Are Different, Part 2

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1967

We hope a lot of Hit Parader readers have been responsible for the good fortune the Doors are currently enjoying. The success of their first album and ...

Booker T & The MGs, Steve Cropper: The Stax Story: Steve Cropper (part 2)

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, October 1967

IN THIS FINAL installment of the Steve Cropper interview, Steve gives some excellent advice to guitarists who want to become studio musicians. We hope you ...

The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, November 1967

EVER SINCE THE Beatles demonstrated an amazing originality and maturity with their Rubber Soul and Revolver albums, they've been burdened with the responsibility of discovering new and increasingly far-out ...

Wilson Pickett: The Humor of… Wilson Pickett

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1967

WILSON PICKETT started his singing career in the spiritual field in the city of Detroit. He and his family moved there when Wilson was in ...

Booker T & The MGs, Booker T. Jones: The Stax Story (part 3): Booker T. Jones

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1967

BOOKER T. JONES was born in Memphis, Tennessee, November 12, 1944. He started playing the organ professionally at the age of fourteen. During his high ...

Booker T & The MGs: The Stax Story (part 4): Al Jackson

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1967

BORN NOVEMBER 27, 1935, in Memphis, Tennessee, Al studied drums in high school, and played with his father's band until he formed his own nine-piece ...

Mose Allison: Tempo: Mose Allison

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1968

"BLUES IS A very limited thing to play. I have to keep adding things to it to keep it interesting. I keep striving for higher ...

Booker T & The MGs: The Stax Story (part 5): Duck Dunn

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1968

DONALD V. DUNN was born on November 24, 1941, in Memphis, Tennessee and he learned to play the bass in high school. He now resides ...

Jefferson Airplane: Paul Kantner on After Bathing At Baxter's

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1968

OUR NEXT album will be called After Bathing At Baxter's. I wrote about five songs on it. I really can't say which one of our ...

David Porter, Isaac Hayes, Sam & Dave: The Stax Story (Part 6): Porter & Hayes, Producers

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1968

ISAAC HAYES and Dave Porter have written about one hundred and fifty songs together for Stax artists and also produced most of them. So far their ...

Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper: The Stax Story (part 7): Eddie Floyd

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, March 1968

EDDIE FLOYD, born June 25, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama, grew up with the idea of entertaining as a profession. Eddie idolized Johnny Ace from the ...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Smokey Robinson: The Miracle Of Motown

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, April 1968

BILL "SMOKEY" Robinson, the leader of the Miracles, couldn't decide between athletics and engineering. At Northern High School in Detroit (where all the Miracles were ...

The Coasters, The Drifters, Tom Dowd: Atlantic's Tom Dowd: The Real Music Man

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, May 1968

TOM DOWD is a walking encyclopedia on the history of American pop music. In fact, Tom Dowd created twenty years of pop history since he ...

Lonnie Mack: Four Years After 'Memphis'

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, May 1968

LONNIE MCINTOSH was born in Harrison, Indiana on July 18, 1941 but the family soon moved to Aurora where he went to school and spent ...

Otis Redding, Steve Cropper: "The Otis Redding I Knew", by Steve Cropper

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1968

MY ORIGINAL feeling for Otis wound up to be my final feeling for Otis. He was a pure man. Anything you say about him has ...

Otis Redding, Steve Cropper: The Otis Redding I Knew

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1968

interview with Steve Cropper MY ORIGINAL feeling for Otis wound up to be my final feeling for Otis. He was a pure man. Anything you ...

Albert King: Tempo: Albert King #1

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, July 1968

As Told To Jim Delehant ...

Albert King: Tempo: Albert King # 2

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1968

As Told To Jim Delehant ...

Tim Buckley: The Growing Mystique of Tim Buckley

Comment by Ellen Sander, Hit Parader, September 1968

HE DOESN'T talk very much and journalists are almost unanimous in their frustration of trying to get a word out of him. His presence is ...

Cream: Jack & Ginger Make The Cream Work

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, October 1968

Ginger: I was born August 19, 1939. I was schooled in Southeast London. I got involved with music as soon as I left school. I've been ...

The Impressions

Profile and Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, October 1968

THE IMPRESSIONS have proved that it is possible to become tops in the record field without resorting to the loud, unintelligible sounds that can hardly ...

Cream: Making The Cream Work, part 2

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1968

IN A BRITISH interview recently, Clapton denied the Cream breakup but added that the group can't last forever and each member had personal ambitions. Eric ...

Donovan: The Wind Rises And The Tide Goes Out

Interview by Keith Altham, Hit Parader, January 1969

AT THE OFFICE, off Berkeley Square, of "international" Beatles press officer Tony Barrow, they were organizing "instant" interviews with Donovan. Like most writers I have ...

Rhinoceros: Super Rhinoceros

Profile and Interview by Ellen Sander, Hit Parader, March 1969

THEY WERE to be the super group. A collection of the seven best musicians six months ago when producer Paul Rothchild conceived of them and ...

The Monkees: Head (Columbia Pictures)

Film/DVD Review by Ellen Sander, Hit Parader, June 1969

Have We Misjudged THE MONKEES? ...

The Amboy Dukes: Meet The Amboy Dukes

Profile and Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1969

TED NUGENT – lead guitar ...

Nina Simone: God Bless The Child

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1969

NINA SIMONE was born Eunice Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, the sixth of eight children. Her mother worked as a housekeeper and her father was ...

The Dells: 1953 Doo Wop to 1969 Class

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1969

By Chuck Barksdale of the Dells ...

Taj Mahal: The Mind Of A Modern Bluesman: Taj Mahal

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, September 1969

I AM A crazy swamp guy. I love swamps. Brick buildings are cool too, they have their own grotesque beauty and this is a very ...

Jimi Hendrix Uncaged

Interview by Alan Smith, Hit Parader, November 1969

UP THE creaking stairs, past the accommodation agency up the stairs again, then to a hardboard door in the gloom. Knock on the hardboard and ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John, Tom, Stu And Doug

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1970

HP: What kind of music did you hear as a kid? ...

Allman Brothers Band: Getting Together With The Allman Brothers

Interview by June Harris, Hit Parader, September 1970

DUANE HIMSELF is the first to admit that his task with the Allman Brothers has been made easier by the success of the British blues-rock ...

The Band: 'There's Still Togetherness': The Band

Report and Interview by Nick Logan, Hit Parader, December 1971

The Band – now down to playing 10 to 15 gigs a year over four or five weekends...a couple of tours a year the rest ...

James Taylor, Peter and Gordon: The Producers: Peter Asher

Interview by Harold Bronson, Hit Parader, 1972

HIT PARADER: From Peter and Gordon, how did you get into producing? ...

New Riders of the Purple Sage: "People Used To Think Of Us As A Toy Band"

Interview by Danny Goldberg, Hit Parader, September 1974

BUDDY CAGE, steel guitar player for the New Riders and Marmaduke the singer were having a disagreement. "Those are a pretty weird bunch of folks," ...

Beck, Bogert and Appice: Beck Bogert and Appice: Live (Epic Japanese import)

Review by Lenny Kaye, Hit Parader, January 1975

JEFF BECK was recently seen, alive and well, at the Columbia Records convention in Los Angeles. It provided a good sign for Beck-watchers, the first ...

Stevie Wonder: Fulfillingness' First Finale (Motown)

Review by Danny Goldberg, Hit Parader, January 1975

THERE IS more of the 'Sunshine Of My Life' ballad side of Stevie Wonder on this new LP than the rocking 'Living In The City'. ...

The Eagles

Interview by Barbara Charone, Hit Parader, January 1975

IF YOU thought blue jeans and sneakers went out with the sixties, better check out the Eagles. Raised on a steady diet of wonder bread ...

10cc And Ready To Roar

Interview by Jonh Ingham, Hit Parader, November 1975

FIVE YEARS AGO one of the most mindless, repetitious, quintessential singles thumped up the world record charts in double-quick time. It was called 'Neanderthal Man'. ...

Sadistic Mika Band

Profile and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Hit Parader, November 1975

TWO YEARS AGO, at the time of For Your Pleasure, I attended an out of town Roxy gig. Along for the ride was Kazuhiko and ...

Eric Carmen: Rock's Rejuvenated Raspberry

Interview by Alan Betrock, Hit Parader, June 1976

WHEN ERIC CARMEN, Wally Bryson, Jim Bonfanti, and Dave Smalley formed the Raspberries back in 1971, their goal was to stand for something especially fresh ...

The Sex Pistols: Punk Rock and the Sex Pistols

Overview by Stephen Demorest, Hit Parader, October 1977

Hey, said my name is called disturbance. I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the king,I'll rail at all his servants.–(Rolling Stones, 1968) ...

Blondie: If Music Be The Food Of Love Play On: Domestic Bliss with Debbie and Chris, or: “Not Tonight Dear I Have a Headache”

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Hit Parader, June 1981

ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE, 'Rapture' will occur when Jesus Christ returns to retrieve a third of the Earth's population for the Kingdom of Heaven, leaving ...

Blondie, Debbie Harry: Debbie Harry Goes Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls

Report and Interview by Roy Trakin, Hit Parader, December 1981

WHEN WE LAST left Blondie's Chris Stein and Deborah Harry back in December, Autoamerican had just been released. Owlishly-wise Chris was predicting it would get ...

Crosby Stills and Nash: Crosby, Stills & Nash: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Report and Interview by Dave Zimmer, Hit Parader, October 1982

INSIDE DEVONSHIRE Studios in North Hollywood, California, Graham Nash puts one of the tape machines into reverse. "Grrp Wrr, Grrp Wrr," the machine moans. ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Tom Petty: Hot Spell

Interview by David Gans, Hit Parader, April 1983

Lighting Up The Night Under The Spotlight ...

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