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Ian Dove

Ian Dove is a former contributor to New Musical Express who has spent most of his career in the US. He has written for Billboard, the New York Times and other publications.

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B.B. King, Blood Sweat & Tears, Dave Brubeck, George Benson, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Jeff Beck, Jethro Tull, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, The Mothers Of Invention, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Savage Rose, Sly & The Family Stone, Sun Ra, Ten Years After: Newport Jazz Festival 1969: New Records & Not All That Jazz

Live Review by Ian Dove, Billboard, July 1969

NEWPORT, R.I. — On paper at least the experiment of adding rock music to the Newport Jazz Festival 1969 came from the purest of motives. ...

Barry Manilow, Bette Midler: Bette Midler, Barry Manilow: Palace Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, December 1973

Miss M. Divine: Bette Midler Begins Month at the Palace ...

The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, The Shadows, The Tornados: Top Acts Explain The Beat-Boom

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, May 1963

IAN DOVE quizzes SHADOWS, TORNADOS, BEATLES, JET & TONY, and GERRY & PACEMAKERS ...

Thom Bell, The Spinners: Thom Bell & The Spinners: Looking For 'Hudson Bros.' Acceptance

Interview by Ian Dove, Phonograph Record, March 1976

WHEN THE SPINNERS recently celebrated 25 years together as a group, amid all the celebrations the soul quintet were quick to point out the part ...

Billie Davis, Duffy Power, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, John Leyton, Mike Berry, Mike Sarne: John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan et al: Essoldo, Brighton

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, May 1963

LEYTON PACKAGE FEATURES NEW MIKE SARNE ...

Dave Brubeck, Ronnie Scott: Near-in Brubeck

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, November 1962

IT WAS a new Dave Brubeck on tour in Britain this time. ...

Ray Charles: "I Don't Know What Is The Real Me," Admits Ray Charles

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, May 1963

"CARY GRANT, the film star. You know, he's a friend of mine and he used to tell me to come to England. He told me ...

Ray Charles: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, May 1963

Too hard a job for Ray Charles? ...

The Chiffons: New to the Charts: Tokens aid Chiffons

Profile by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, April 1963

'HE'S SO FINE', the disc by the Chiffons — a coloured, all-girl group with a Shirelles-type sound — looks set to confirm the prophecy of ...

The Contours, Earl Van Dyke, Kim Weston, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Marvelettes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes: A Warning To The Tamla-Motown Visitors From Their Biggest Fan!

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, March 1965

BRITAIN'S Mr. Tamla-Motown — he's Dave Godin, organiser of the Tamla-Motown Appreciation Society — was walking around warning the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, the ...

The Charlie Daniels Band: Charlie Daniels: Writer Rides High on 'Uneasy Rider'

Interview by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, September 1973

PICKING ITS way carefully across the playlists of the music radio stations is a song titled 'Uneasy Rider', performed by its composer Charlie Daniels. The ...

Ella Fitzgerald: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, March 1963

Ella Throws 'Loop De Loop' Away ...

Duke Ellington, Odetta: Ian Dove Gives a Big NME Welcome to Ellington and Odetta

Profile by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, January 1963

COME SLUMP or boom, war or peace, fad or fashion, Duke Ellington has gone on leading a big band. For 37 years, to be precise! ...

Emerson Lake And Palmer: Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Why They Won't Bach Around The Clock

Interview by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, December 1973

WITH EMERSON, Lake and Palmer,
apparently nothing succeeds
like excess. The successful British rock trio, which is known for its appearances with symphony orchestras, is due at ...

Gil Evans, Jimi Hendrix: Gil Evans: Jazzing Up Jimi

Interview by Ian Dove, Rolling Stone, July 1974

Evans gave Hendrix's music an orchestral workout. ...

Freddie & The Dreamers: The Hilarious Account Of How Freddie 'Floated' From Milk To Hit

Profile and Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, June 1963

MR. FREDERICK GARRATTY has it all worked out exactly when he became just plain Freddie, a full-time professional entertainer with a backing group called the ...

Robert Fripp: After King Crimson, The Apocalypse

Report and Interview by Ian Dove, Rolling Stone, December 1974

NEW YORK – After five short years, King Crimson is no more and the man who began and ended the group, Robert Fripp, is already ...

Gene Pitney, The Supremes: Gene Pitney's 72 Days With The Supremes

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, October 1964

GENE PITNEY recently took a bus journey with the Supremes. They shared front seat views — FOR 72 DAYS AND OVER 30,000 MILES. Gene, who ...

Rolf Harris: Rolf-Of-Every-Trade

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, February 1962

ROLF HARRIS, the man who currently makes with 'Sun Arise' one of the most interesting noises in the hit parade, was tired. He had been ...

Johnny & The Hurricanes: Gaumont State Ballroom, Kilburn, London

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, January 1963

HURRICANES IMPRESS ...

La Lupe, Tito Puente: When La Lupe Sings, She Gets Involved

Profile and Interview by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, February 1973

THE HOUSEWIFE in Engelwood, N.J., who shops the local supermarket with her mother is also the official "Queen of Latin Song," with partisan audiences that ...

Jerry Lee Lewis: Beaty Welcome for Jerry Lee Lewis

Report by Ian Dove, No Depression, May 1963

JERRY LEE LEWIS looks like getting a wild welcome when he arrives to start his British tour at Birmingham Town Hall on May 6. At ...

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Bob Marley & The Wailers: Max's Kansas City, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, July 1973

Waiters Serve Up Genuine Reggay ...

Nat King Cole: Welcome Back to Nat 'King' Cole

Profile by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, July 1963

INCREDIBLE — but in December, 1940, in a Hollywood recording studio, Nat "King" Cole made the first of many hit discs, 'Sweet Lorraine'. It is ...

Buck Owens: The Pop Life: Buck Owens Bringing Nashville North by Way of West Coast

Interview by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, January 1974

"THERE'S SO much prejudice in New York — I think they're afraid of it." The speaker was the country music singer Buck Owens, and the ...

Gene Pitney: Flashback for Gene Pitney to The Most Ridiculous Session Ever

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, March 1965

WORD WENT around very quickly about the "most ridiculous recording session ever." Accountants blanched as they put the cost in their account books. Heads of ...

Peter Yarrow, Professor Longhair: Peter Yarrow: Max's Kansas City/Professor Longhair: Kenny's Castaways, both New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, New York Times, The, October 1973

Solo YarrowPETER YARROW would appear to have shed all semblance of times past when he fronted an all-electric group at Max's Kansas City on Park ...

Ray Charles: Welcome to Ray Charles

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, May 1963

THE GENIUS... Messiah... Prophet... High Priest. Big words, and strange words to apply to a singer! But all have been used with religious fervour describing ...

Jim Reeves: Long-lasting Jim Reeves Takes Things Very Calmly

Interview by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, June 1963

JIM REEVES comes from Texas, has that celebrated lazy Texan drawl and a relaxed attitude towards singing and his audience. Everything appears to be taken ...

Mel Tormé: Now Mel Gets With The Beat!

Profile by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, January 1963

HALF-WAY through 1961 Melvin Howard Tormé was moaning that "there were no songs being written that were worth singing. ...

Sophie Tucker: The Talk Of The Town, London

Live Review by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, June 1963

Same Old Sophie ...

Muddy Waters: Reborn At 62

Interview by Ian Dove, Phonograph Record, April 1977

MUDDY WATERS, the blues singer, relaxed in the kitchen of his home in the Chicago suburbs. He likes Chicago although rarely goes into the city ...

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