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Danny Holloway

Danny Holloway

Danny contributed to Sounds, Time Out and International Times before joining NME’s staff in 1972. He lasted less than two years at the NME. Having met Chris Blackwell, he joined Island and remained there until 1996. Holloway is back living in Los Angeles and occasionally contributes to Wax Poetics.

2012 interview with Danny from LA Weekly

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Marc Bolan, T. Rex: Marc Bolan: A Weird Kid With No Friends

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1972

Outspoken Danny Holloway series ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: Marc Bolan: Hendrix Said I'd Be Big, But I Don't Give A **** As Long As I Can Boogie

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1972

Outspoken Danny Holloway series ...

David Bowie: Hunky Dory (RCA Victor)

Review by Danny Holloway, NME, January 1972

Bowie at his brilliant best ...

David Bowie: 'I'm Not Ashamed Of Wearing Dresses...But Unfortunately It's Detracted From The Fact That I'm Also A Songwriter'

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, January 1972

ON THE day I was to meet David Bowie at his home in Beckenham, Kent, I really didn't know what to expect. I had heard ...

Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1972

AS A PRELUDE to the good captain, a ballerina dressed in white, with a crown to match, did her stuff, followed by a belly dancer ...

Captain Beefheart: The Spotlight Kid (Reprise)

Review by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1972

THE CAPTAIN is back with this latest album of Space Blues and poetry in motion. ...

Captain Beefheart: A Trip Into The Mind Of The Spotlight Kid

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1972

RECENTLY MOVED FROM his desert domain in Lancaster to the remote forests of oceanside Eureka in Northern California, The Captain, at a comfortable 31, is ...

Fats Domino: The Fat Man

Profile by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1973

IF YOU asked someone who, apart from Elvis, has contributed the most to rock and roll, he'd probably say Chuck Berry, Little Richard or Jerry ...

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show: The Funny Side of Dr Hook

Profile and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, March 1973

DR. HOOK were unexpectedly thrust to popularity via their international hit 'Sylvia's Mother' last summer. The strange thing is, people were buying the song and ...

Dr. John From Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1972

DR. JOHN'S contributions to pop music have been highly original and creative. Even if he claims that all the credit is due to the music ...

The Eagles: Takin' It Easy

Profile and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, March 1973

IN A COMFORTABLE Chelsea flat, Texan Glenn Frey is looking a bit depressed as he sits surrounded by a pile of the latest rock albums ...

Roberta Flack And All That Jazz

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1973

DANNY HOLLOWAY talks, in New York, to the lady who made the big transition from jazz to mass acclaim. ...

Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead: Dead Come Alive

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1972

IT'S TAKEN a long time for the Dead to get themselves back over here. They probably made it more by good luck than good judgment. ...

Greyhound: Reggae Part 2: Reggae in Britain

Report by Danny Holloway, NME, January 1973

WHEN LABOUR IN England was becoming hard to come by during the 1950s, enticing proclamations were urgently sent to the West Indies. "Your Mother Country ...

Elton John: The Fightin' Side of Elton John

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1973

ELTON JOHN SITS cornered on his sumptuous settee, talking about the comic strip character he portrays. And as if to emphasise the image, he's wearing ...

B.B. King: 'I Owe My Popularity To The Beatles. They Started The People Towards Really Listening...'

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, November 1971

GUITARIST-SINGER B. B. King, at 45 the toast of many young musicians, arrives at London Airport next Friday (19) to appear in London and Bristol ...

The Kinks: Drama On The Village Green

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1973

IN A SMALL tearoom in BBC's Shepherd's Bush Theatre, Ray Davies sits resting between rehearsals for an In Concert TV show which will eventually hit ...

Led Zeppelin: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Danny Holloway, NME, July 1972

LED ZEPPELIN appeared in concert at the Los Angeles Forum on Sunday night without a support act. It was definitely for the better as far ...

Arthur Lee, Love: Arthur Lee: On Life and Love

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, August 1972

IT WAS easy to see that the sands of time had shaken this poor boy pretty hard. Twenty-seven-year-old Arthur Lee strolled into A&M's Hollywood offices ...

Little Richard: A Bizarre Interview With The Amazing, Self-Styled King Of Rock 'N' Roll

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, November 1972

HE CALLS HIMSELF the Georgia Peach, the Bronze Liberace and the King of Rock and Roll. Little Richard calls himself a lot of things. Some ...

Steve Miller: Miller's Hard Grind

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1973

STEVE MILLER'S concerts at London's Rainbow theatre last year were two of the most pleasant gigs of 1972. Since he'd never played here before, Miller ...

Van Morrison: Where Is The Restless Lion Now?

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, August 1972

I'M AFRAID that the Van Morrison you know, may not be quite the same person as the one I envisage. ...

Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmaltzson

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, April 1973

STUDIO ONE at De Lane Lea studios in Wembley is a massive room; big enough to hold close to a 50-piece orchestra. Most of the ...

Prince Buster: Reggae Part 1: Jamaica

Report by Danny Holloway, NME, January 1973

WHENEVER I've gone home to America in the past couple of years, the question I'm always asked is "What's happening in England?" And okay, I ...

Smokey Robinson, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles: Smokey Robinson: Motown And Mafia, And Why He's Quitting The Miracles

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, July 1972

SMOKEY ROBINSON is a hell of a lot more than just a giant of soul or Motown. For more than a decade, his original and ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones In The Sun (part 1)

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, December 1972

All-night rock; drug rumours; new album. Danny Holloway reports. ...

The Rolling Stones: Stones In The Sun (part 2)

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, December 1972

JAMAICA IS a country of convenience – which means nobody's going to put themselves out for you, unless it's convenient for them. ...

The Rolling Stones: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Danny Holloway, NME, June 1972

WEEKS PRIOR to their Los Angeles date, the entire population in L.A. was struck by Stones fever. Tickets went quick and 350,000 people had to ...

Doug Sahm: Doug Sahm and Band (Atlantic)

Review by Danny Holloway, NME, February 1973

DESPITE WHAT some people may say to the contrary, the most significant thing about it is NOT the fact that Bob Dylan crops up for ...

Stevie Wonder: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Danny Holloway, NME, January 1972

STEVIE WONDER is the first artist to make Motown work for him rather than vice-versa. He has full control over his music and has acquired ...

Frank Zappa: Fearless Frank Tells What He'll Lay On You At The Oval Concert

Interview by Danny Holloway, NME, September 1972

IT'S THE Frank Zappa show ... starring Larry The Dwarf with his guests Suzy Creamcheese, Ruben Sano, and Willie The Pimp. ...

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