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Otis Redding at Tiles: 16.09.1966

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, October 1966

OTIS SHOULD receive a mention in the Financial Times this year. The attendances on his recent our, especially in the London area, were quite phenomenal. ...

Robert Parker: Shakespeare Hotel, Woolwich, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, January 1967

THE NUMBER OF blues and blues-based artistes touring the UK in the autumn months is quite absurd and not everybody will have the time or ...

Edwin Starr

Profile by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

Edwin Starr was born Charles Hatcher in the country-music capital of Nashville, Tennessee, on 21st January 1942. Neither his mother, Amanda, nor his father, William, ...

Edwin Starr: Tiles, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

HAVE PITY on the unfortunate rhythm and blues enthusiast for whom the West End of London is the most convenient place to get to; inevitably ...

The Coasters: Eleven Years of Coastin’: The Coasters

Discography by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

Several years ago The Coasters were internationally known and much has been written about them. Whilst I do not wish to regurgitate facts that are ...

Esther Phillips

Discography by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

Had Little Esther been born in the 1920s instead of the 1930s, I feel sure she would have become as widely admired as that other ...

Solomon Burke: The Marquee, London, 18th July 1966

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

JUST OVER a year ago, Solomon Burke made his first appearance at the Marquee and was greeted with incredible scenes of enthusiasm. Before he had ...

The Coasters: Whisky A Go Go, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, February 1967

Cornelius, Bobby and Nathaniel took the stand around 11 p.m. and those unacquainted with the team could be excused for thinking that they were about ...

Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers

Profile by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, March 1967

It could not have been uncommon to have to wander around the poorer suburbs of New York City in the early 1950s, especially in the ...

Little Richard: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, March 1967

Little Richard has recently achieved considerable publicity and one may assume that Brian Epstein nudged the Press and ITV into action. However it was caused, ...

Barbara Lewis

Discography by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, April 1967

When a hit recording by a male singer emanates from the Atlantic label or one of its subsidiaries, it may be assumed, almost without exception, ...

Chuck Berry: Streatham Locarno, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, April 1967

I WOULD HAVE LIKED to have reviewed Chuck at the Savile Theatre, where initial audience reaction was such that his short-lived performance reached an all-time ...

Inez & Charlie Foxx: Inez And Charlie Foxx: The Flamingo, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, April 1967

On the two or three previous occasions Charlie and Inez have played the Flamingo, the club has been packed to capacity. On the 25th the ...

Maxine Brown: The Ram Jam Club, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, December 1967

AFTER AN HOUR-LONG, musicianly performance of their own, the 'Q-Set', led by Miss Brown's own musical director, accompanied the artist we had all come to ...

Otis Redding R.I.P.

Obituary by uncredited writer, Soul Music Monthly, 1968

THE IRONY of Otis Redding was his personal ambition — to fill the gap left in the soul world by the shooting in 1964 of ...

Frankie Lymon: I’m Not A Juvenile Delinquent: The Death of Frankie Lymon

Obituary by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, March 1968

THE LAST TWO months have been sad times for blues, rock and soul fans all the world over. All three idioms have had their brutal ...

Ike & Tina Turner, Tina Turner: The Ike And Tina Turner Revue: Streatham Locarno, London

Live Review by Bill Millar, Soul Music Monthly, April 1968

IN SEPTEMBER 1966, some seven thousand people saw the Rolling Stones and like & Tina Turner at the Royal Albert Hall and – judging by ...

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