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Ann Moses

Ann Moses

Ann Moses began writing about music in Southern California in 1965. She was a freelancer for Rhythm n News, a weekly newspaper sold in music stories. She began working for Tiger Beat Magazine in January 1966 as an Associate Editor and was promoted to Feature Editor in April 1967. On her 21st birthday Ann was named as the official Editor of Tiger Beat. She worked as the Feature Editor of Tiger Beat's Monkee Spectacular monthly from 1967 to 1968.

In 1966 she became a freelance contributor to the New Musical Express, and from 1968 to 1971 was the Hollywood Correspondent for the NME. She contributed her weekly column "America Calling", and many full length interviews. She left Tiger Beat and Hollyweird in 1972 to move to Normalville. She currently blogs about her Hollywood and music memories at www.annmoses.com [link below].

During her years at Tiger Beat, Ann traveled with such groups as Paul Revere and the Raiders, Dino, Desi and Billy, and the Monkees. She spent countless hours on the set of the Monkees' TV show throughout its 2 year run. She also interviewed the "faves" of Tiger Beat readers like Bobby Sherman, David Cassidy, the Osmonds and the Jackson Five.

Once she began contributing to NME, her interviews ranged from James Brown, the Mamas and the Papas and other hit American groups. She interviewed the stars of the British Invasion of America, like the Rolling Stones, the Bee Gees and so many other chart-toppers.

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The 5th Dimension: Love Keeps Us 5th Dimensions Together says Marilyn

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, February 1970

AT A PERIOD when groups come and go and musical moods change quickly, the lasting power and dependable good vibration sounds of the 5th Dimensions ...

The Animals, Blue Cheer, Jefferson Airplane, Sonny & Cher: Jefferson Airplane et al: Newport Pop Festival, Orange County Fairgrounds CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, August 1968

NEWPORT FESTIVAL FAILURE ...

The Beach Boys: Beach Boys' Fame Just Grew and Grew!

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, February 1966

THE FIVE Californian Beach Boys – Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and Al Jardine – began their music career with little intention of ...

The Beatles: Beatles Off Guard

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express 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 Beatles, Cannibal & The Headhunters: Cannibal & The Headhunters: Beatles Threw Marbles, Pillows

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, September 1965

"THERE WERE so many things that happened, I can hardly think of them all" reflected Yo Yo of Cannibal & The Headhunters. As we talked ...

The Beatles, Cannibal & The Headhunters: Cannibal & The Headhunters: Land of 1000 Laughs

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, September 1965

(Editor's note: This is the first of two parts dealing with Cannibal and the Headhunters — their group, their thoughts, their experiences as one of ...

The Bee Gees: Anaheim Convention Centre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, February 1968

BEE GEES TRIUMPH ...

Blue Cheer

Profile by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1968

IMITATORS and/or carbon copies of top groups seldom make it big in the business of pop. But a probable exception may be Blue Cheer, who ...

Blues Image, John Sebastian, Leon Russell, The Who: The Who, John B. Sebastian, the Blues Image, Leon Russell: Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1970

WHO HEAT UP SUMMER ...

Booker T & The MGs: College Comes First For Jones

Report and Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, August 1965

FEW FULL-TIME college students could find enough time, energy or initiative to record and promote a record like the 1964 hit 'Green Onions'. But Booker ...

James Brown: Two Sides of James Brown

Report and Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1966

JAMES BROWN. Such a plain name – they call him Mr. Dynamite. They are one person. But there are two faces to the entertainer. Thousands ...

Eric Burdon, War: Eric Burdon: War Was Too Soft For Me!

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, August 1971

ERIC BURDON ANSWERS QUESTIONS FOR ANN MOSES IN HOLLYWOOD ...

The Carpenters: Right Song Saved The Carpenters

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, October 1970

TODAY THE Carpenters are soaring from requests to make in-person concerts and television appearances, and record fans are buying their discs like crazy! ...

The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Cocker: Newport '69 Pop Festival: Rock Festival Fiasco

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1969

NOW THAT the Newport '69 Pop Festival (called that to borrow a little of the fame from the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals, but actually ...

Joe Cocker, Leon Russell: Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen: Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, May 1970

COCKER SURVIVES AND TRIUMPHS ...

Cream: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1968

THE CREAM met great success here. when they played before 300 people a night at the Whisky-a-Go-Go last year. This trip they got equal acclaim ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Creedence Perkins Fans

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1969

CREEDENCE Clearwater Revival are at the top of America's pop group list. They are No. 12 this week in the NME charts with 'Proud Mary', ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John Fogerty (continued): I Gave Up Note-making a Year Ago

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1970

The second part of Ann Moses' long rap with John Fogerty, lead singing star of Creedence Clearwater Revival, takes the form of a frank Ask-In ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: John Fogerty: An 80 Buck Bummer Made Us Start Learning

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, March 1970

"THEY SAY that true love travels on a gravel road... that one cannot understand joy without having felt sorrow... that one does not know sweet ...

Dino, Desi, & Billy, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Tommy Roe: Paul Revere & The Raiders; Tommy Roe; Dino, Desi & Billy: On Tour with The Raiders & D, D & B!

Report by Ann Moses, Tiger Beat, January 1967

SUNDAY ...

Elvis Presley: Elvis Takes Off Tiny Tim And Richard Harris

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1968

The continuing story of ELVIS and ANN MOSES (Editor of Tiger Beat) ...

Herman's Hermits in LA: Herman at Home

Report and Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, October 1965

How He Was Almost Thrown in Jail! ...

Herman's Hermits in LA: Herman's Excitement; Keith's Disappointment

Report and Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, November 1965

This concludes a two-part EXCLUSIVE Rhythm 'n' News interview with Herman's Hermits during their stay in Hollywood. ...

The Monkees, Michael Nesmith: The Monkees: Here is the most amazing article EVER-WRITTEN about a MONKEE

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, May 1968

Mike Nesmith wanted me to expose how rude he is reveals Ann Moses in this NMExclusive from Hollywood ...

Nancy Sinatra, The Osmonds: Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, August 1970

FRANK SINATRA played host to 500 members of the Press to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Caesar's Palace and his daughter Nancy's opening. ...

Elvis Presley: International Hotel, Las Vegas NV

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, September 1969

SECOND LOOK AT ELVIS ...

Elvis Presley: International Showroom, Las Vegas

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, February 1970

KING ELVIS RULES VEGAS AGAIN. New songs and old in his act after his first night including 'Proud Mary', 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes', ...

Elvis Presley: In TV-Film Show With Elvis!

Report by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1968

On steps five feet from him ...

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Smokey Can Do All The Tamla Jobs —

Interview by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, September 1970

– but still finds time for his golf! ...

Nina Simone: The Troubadour, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, October 1965

Nina Knocks Out With 'Pastel Blues' ...

The Knickerbockers: No Lie! It's a Big Hit For Knickerbockers

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, November 1965

NO. 4 IN 2 WEEKS ...

The Leaves: These Leaves Aren't Falling

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, September 1965

NONCHALANCE is the only word that can accurately sum up the new group, the Leaves. ...

Tiny Tim: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Ann Moses, New Musical Express, July 1968

TINY TIM IS BIG ENJOYMENT says ANN MOSES from Hollywood ...

Ike & Tina Turner: Mother of Four Rocks in Revue

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, September 1965

IT ALL HAPPENED by accident. Tina Turner explained it this way: "While watching Ike on stage in St. Louis one night (he played the organ ...

Jackie Wilson: Wailing Wilson Fishes, Hunts

Interview by Ann Moses, Rhythm 'n' News, November 1965

JACKIE WILSON'S career (past, present, and future) may be accurately summed up in one word — determination.   ...

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