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Caroline Boucher

Caroline Boucher

Caroline Boucher is currently the deputy editor of Observer Food Monthly and Observer Woman. Trained on a local paper in Kent, her career in the music press happened solely thanks to David Hughes who'd left the Kent Messenger to join Disc and Music Echo and found her a job there. She left in the early '70s to work as an in-house PR for Elton John at Rocket Records (replacing Penny Valentine who became head of A&R) and left in 1976 to have children. She is married to music business lawyer Robert Lee (Virginia Plain).

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Badfinger: Straight Up

Review and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

THIS IS THE story of how Badfinger won the West. They didn't really have to do much in fact. They just went to America, did ...

The Band – Or When The Booing Ended

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, May 1971

NOBODY SEEMS to know much about the Band. That they're a living legend is a fact, a household name, true, but few people could enlighten ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: The Boogie Merchants: Marc Bolan

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, December 1972

CAROLINE BOUCHER takes a bleary, cross-eyed view of Marc Bolan who started life as a Tooting Mod, pro­gressed to a flower child, bopped as an ...

Bonzo Dog Band: Urban Spacemen DO Exist! The Mad, Mad Mad World Of The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1968

CAROLINE BOUCHER INSIDE A DOO DAH DEN! ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tom Fogerty: Tom Fogerty: "Creedence Clearwater? I've Never Known Such A Bunch Of Egotistical Maniacs"

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

IT'S ALWAYS sad when a group splits up amidst much bad feeling. It's even worse when one member leaves amidst equal bad feelings, and then ...

Emerson Lake And Palmer: Emerson Lake and Palmer: Why Keith Wants To Become Immortal

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, May 1972

KEITH EMERSON would like to be remembered as a twentieth century composer – he thinks about it quite a lot and finds it curious that ...

Andy Fraser: The Tea-Boy And The Van Driver Join Andy's Group!

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, August 1971

ANDY FRASER is, as they say, getting things together in the country. He's got a 400 year old cottage and a three week old hand ...

Genesis: Too Posh For Fame

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

ASK GENESIS how their careers are progressing and they'll tell you they're superstars in Aylesbury and Belgium, but little known elsewhere. In fact their fame ...

Gary Glitter: A Raven in Rich Plumage

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

"YOU WILL bear in mind that he's got dreadful 'flu, won't you," says Gary Glitter's publicity agent when we fixed up the interview. And sure ...

Humble Pie: The New Filling In Humble Pie

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1972

EVERY NOW and again, America latches onto an English band in a big way. Last year it was Elton John, the Faces, and Long John ...

The Jackson 5: Caroline Boucher Meets The Father Of A Phenomena

Report and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

THE TWO rival fan factions swarm round the Churchill Hotel, Osmond Brothers fans to the left waving up to those windows, Jackson Five ones massed ...

The Jackson 5: The Jackson Five: The Talk of the Town, London

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

TWO DAYS after they arrived, the Jackson Five had the unenviable task of doing a 45-minute spot to the British press at a champagne party ...

Ben E. King Why Ben Stopped Drifting

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

KEEPING abreast of the times, says Ben E. King, is one of the most important and difficult jobs for a singer. He's been singing and ...

King Crimson Take To The Road!

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, May 1971

IT'S HARDLY surprising that King Crimson are scared stiff at the prospect of their first British gig, for it will be the first time they've ...

Al Kooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, February 1974

LYNYRD SKYNYRD is, in fact, a used-car salesman somewhere in Florida. At least, he doesn't spell his name quite like that – the band had ...

MC5 Problem

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, August 1970

THE MC5 are a very good, very determined rock band. In the old days when people weren't too bothered about listening to them, they used ...

MC5 Turn Onto Love

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

IT COMES AS something of a shock when the MC5 – long since branded as a revolutionary and rather spine-jarring band – looks deep into ...

Joni Mitchell

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, January 1970

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Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention: Frank Zappa: A Frank Talk With Zappa On Being A 'Rebel Chief'!

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, August 1970

AFTER A recent concert in Texas, Frank Zappa was accosted by a very smart elderly man, and three society women. "We want you to know ...

Mountain

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, May 1971

AT A SESSION last week for Bobby Keyes' album, Jim Gordon, Dave Mason, pianist Nicky Hopkins, Felix Pappalardi on bass and Leslie West on guitar ...

Mungo Jerry: Ray Loses that Happy Habit

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

RAY DORSET, it transpires, is a seasonal songwriter. He writes at the end of the summer and just before the spring, but at other times ...

Rick Nelson: How Ricky Became Rick

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

A YEAR and a half ago and full of enthusiasm for his new band, Rick Nelson set off for Europe and a tour of American ...

The Osmonds: Golden Age Of The Osmonds

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1973

THE OSMONDS have been around for years and Alan has known success with earlier line-ups, but it is with Donny that the brothers have discovered ...

Roxy Music: Central Hall, Chatham

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, November 1972

"COR," SAID the bloke behind me after Roxy Music had finished their first number, "I like the way they take the micky out of themselves." ...

Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis: Waiting For The Next Crack-Up

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, June 1972

SPENCER DAVIS' ailment is that he's hooked on music. It has made him ill, broke, come near to wrecking his marriage and, although he talks ...

Ten Years After: Alvin Lee On The Hassles Of Being A Success

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

ALVIN LEE is currently suffering from a surfeit of everything. He's had too much touring, too much hype, too much idolatry. Nowadays the band can't ...

Bobby Vee: Bye Bye Bobby – Meet Mr Villene

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, August 1972

A CLAIM to fame you don't often associate with Bobby Vee is that he once sacked Bob Dylan from his band. Over here having just ...

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Joe's Lights: Many Hands Make Lights Work

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, September 1972

A look at the people behind the glitter. Caroline Boucher meets JOE'S LIGHTS, one of the best creative light shows around today ...

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