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The Animals: Hell-Raisers Of Pop

Report by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1965

"THE HELL-RAISERS have all disappeared" mourned a leading national showbusiness reporter some months ago. All I can say is that he has obviously not met ...

The Rolling Stones: World-wide Stones

Report by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1965

FOR THE Rolling Stones this was the year this was! This was the year that established them as international artists. This was the year that ...

Bob Dylan, Donovan, Joan Baez, The Seekers, The Silkie: The Year That Folk Moved In

Report by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1965

BOB DYLAN – the undisputed King of Folk. He causes as much controversy personally as do his records. ...

The Beatles: Beatles Off Guard

Interview by Ann Moses, NME Annual, December 1966

When two Los Angeles security men guarded the Beatles during their last U.S. tour there were no reporters... no photographers. The Beatles never thought this story would be ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones On The Move

Report by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1966

IF YOU'VE EVER been sat in a cement mixer while someone turned the handle or kept awake for three days in a cell with a ...

The Beach Boys: Beach Boys Pulled Out Of Doldrums

Interview by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1968

WITHER The Beach Boys in 1969? The group that produced 'Good Vibrations' and 'God Only Knows' have never quite recaptured the magic of those halcyon ...

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich: Dave Dee's Happy To Make Instant Hits

Interview by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1968

GROUPS come and go but Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, it seems, go on for ever. And the secret of their success? According ...

Jimmy Webb Writes For The Lonely

Profile and Interview by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1968

IT IS VERY difficult for me to be objective about Jim Webb because there are some composers or artists who hit a chord of sympathy ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones: Year Of The Stones' New Heart

Report and Interview by Keith Altham, NME Annual, December 1968

THIS WAS THE year of the "heart" transplant for the Rolling Stones at a stage when it was feared the patient was fading away. The ...

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