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Jacoba Atlas

Jacoba Atlas wrote for Melody Maker in the UK and also for Circus and KRLA Beat in the USA.

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The American Breed: Back To The Hard Rock Sound

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, January 1968

CREATING A sound that is totally hard rock and commercial is something that a good many groups strive for, and only a few manage to ...

The Band: Civic Auditorium, Pasadena CA

Live Review by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, February 1970

LOS ANGELES, Tuesday: The Band, rapidly reaching the pinnacle of respect enjoyed by only a handful of groups in America, performed two sold-out concerts in ...

Arthur Brown: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, December 1968

ARTHUR BROWN is after your soul. As he is lowered on stage by a thin wire that tempts fate, his full-length robe whips about him ...

Janis Ian, Judy Collins, Tim Buckley, Tim Hardin: The Folk Poets: Hardin, Buckley, Ian & Collins

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, March 1968

MUSIC HAS become a very personal thing. With the advance of the writer-singer, songs have become an expression of internal feelings mirrored for everyone. These ...

Ry Cooder: The Name To Watch In 71...

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, December 1970

Jacoba Atlas talks to the States' hottest new guitarist ...

Rita Coolidge: Now The Delta Lady Is Out On Her Own

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, May 1971

DURING THE Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, Joe Cocker each night would take the microphone and announce "Here she is, our own Delta Lady, Rita ...

The Doors: An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, October 1968

THE DOORS' OFFICE is in a brightly painted yellow stucco building set back off Santa Monica Boulevard. Located over an antique shop, it boasts a ...

The Doors: An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors, Pt 2

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, November 1968

Q: Are you doing anything with films at the moment? ...

The Doors: An Interview with Jim Morrison and The Doors, Pt 3: A Doors Rap

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, December 1968

Jim, Ray, Robby, and John rap about the similarities and differences between rock and jazz, commercialism, Waiting for the Sun, singles, and the Jim Morrison ...

Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons: Gram Parsons, The Burrito Ego Man

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, July 1970

LOS ANGELES, Tuesday: Gram Parsons, founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, was a Byrd, a southerner and a Harvard College Drop-out. With the formation of ...

The Four Seasons: Four Seasons Speaking of Success

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, August 1967

LOS ANGELES – The Four Seasons came to the West Coast to perform in the area for the first time and completely conquered all who ...

Tim Hardin

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, October 1968

He says that if he doesn't die, he'll be rich and famous. Probably, all things being equal. In most instances, the legend looms larger than ...

Jimi Hendrix #1

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, February 1969

THE JIMI Hendrix Experience just spent six weeks in Los Angeles, ensconced in a rambling home in Benedict Canyon that was once occupied by the ...

Jimi Hendrix #2

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, March 1969

PART TWO of my rap with Jimi Hendrix was concluded just before the elections in November. It is interesting to compare Hendrix's concepts of America ...

The Jackson 5: Jacksons: All You Need For A Hit Is The Right Feeling

Report and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, January 1974

MOWEST STUDIOS, the private recording facilities for Motown artists, are located in the heart of Hollywood, directly across the street from a high school's baseball ...

Jethro Tull: A Subtle Acceptance

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, July 1970

A LITTLE OVER a year ago, Jethro Tull made their first appearance in America. The result was slightly less than overwhelming. No fanfares went up, ...

Bernie Taupin, Elton John: Elton John: New Superstar

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, December 1970

ELTON JOHN played the Troubadour in Los Angeles and overnight became an industry superstar. Public relations people, having no personal or professional claim to the ...

Kris Kristofferson: The Road From Rhodes

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, October 1970

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON looks his songs. He looks as if he's been where he sings about and not surprisingly, he has. Now thirty-four, the singer has ...

Led Zeppelin: Robert Plant

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, March 1970

IN RECENT weeks, Led Zeppelin's records have sold better than both the Beatles' and the Rolling Stones', according to Billboard Magazine's charts. And the reason ...

John Lennon: Sanitary Lennon

Report by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, April 1974

AFTER YEARS of the Dylans, the Tim Hardins, the jazz aficionados, and the Elton Johns, almost nothing could shock either the people or the environment ...

Harry Nilsson, John Lennon, The Smothers Brothers: Lurching Lennon: Beatle Bounced

Report by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, June 1974

WHAT IS happening to John Lennon? Last month it was the infamous Kotex caper. Recently the former Beatle with the mellow voice was at it ...

Charles Lloyd: Why Lloyd Wants To Play With The Stones

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, January 1971

CHARLES LLOYD doesn't want to be known as the first jazzman to play the rock halls, Fillmore and Avalon. He says that categorization is demeaning, ...

Rod McKuen: 'We're Being Bombarded With Love'

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, March 1968

ARE WE rushing headlong into another Romantic Era? The Doors, the Stones, Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol all belie that fact, but other trends seem ...

Mick Jagger: Performance: A Victory For The Directors

Film/DVD Review by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, April 1970

IT'S DANGEROUS and more than slightly unfair to review a film before its final cut; but Performance is too exceptional to wait. I was fortunate enough to ...

Joni Mitchell: Let's Make Life More Romantic

Profile and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, June 1970

JONI MITCHELL is a poet whose time has come. Because she uses the vehicle of music, her words and thoughts reach out to countless minds. ...

Harry Nilsson: Nilsson: An Underground Artist Surfaces

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, January 1968

NILSSON IS a new singer-composer who is wholly unique. It is totally superfluous to compare him to anyone else on the pop scene today, for ...

Phil Ochs: The Extraordinary Mind Of Phil Ochs

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, January 1968

PHIL OCHS has packed concert houses from New York's famed Carnegie Hall to the Santa Monica Civic auditorium, has sung at Civil Rights Marches in ...

Gram Parsons Death Mystery

Report by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, December 1973

Gram Parsons: His body disappeared and the story behind it is cloaked in a veil of mystery. Why was it stolen and why was it ...

Leon Russell: The Forum, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, December 1972

WHEN LEON Russell took center stage at the Los Angeles Forum the pre-performance excitement had reached Rolling Stone proportions. As unbelievable as it seemed, Russell ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #1

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, January 1969

JOHN KAY, lead singer and songwriter of the fast-emerging Steppenwolf, wears dark glasses and has been called by one pop reviewer the logical alternative for ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #2

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Hullabaloo, February 1969

ATHOUGH HERMANN Hesse could never have imagined him, Steppenwolf's John Kay is fast becoming a culture hero via printed words (his own, naturally). Here, Kay, ...

Steppenwolf: John Kay #3

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, March 1969

Part Three of the interview with Steppenwolf's John Kay. ...

James Taylor: The Saga of Sweet Baby James

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, May 1970

"Goodnight you moonlight ladies Rock-a-bye Sweet Baby James" ...

Dennis Wilson, James Taylor: On Location With James Taylor

Report and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, April 1971

DURANT, OKLAHOMA – James Taylor and Dennis Wilson (drummer of the Beach Boys) were into their sixth week of filming their first movie. The toll ...

Neil Young: His Solo Odyssey

Profile by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, June 1970

"MAYBE SOME group will come along and be big, you know, but who cares. It's just happened so many times now," said Neil Young in ...

List of genre pieces

Hippies: How? Why? What Does It Mean?

Report by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, August 1967

SAN FRANCISCO – Five o'clock in the afternoon. The going home traffic already crowding the freeway to a frustrating halt. ...

Laurel Canyon: Hip Street USA

Report by Jacoba Atlas, Melody Maker, September 1970

Jacoba Atlas reports on the street where she lives – Laurel Canyon, Hollywood, home of the rock stars... ...

Light Shows: Adventure Into Experimental Living

Report and Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, February 1968

THERE'S A revolution happening; happening on all levels of society. From the streets to the museums people are talking about new trends, new ways of ...

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