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June Harris

June Harris

June Harris (pictured in the summer of 1971) moved to New York in 1964 to report on pop for the Mirror Group. She subsequently wrote for NME, Disc and Music Echo, Hit Parader and many other publications. June is the widow of legendary Premier Talent agency founder Frank Barsalona.

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Allman Brothers Band: Getting Together With The Allman Brothers

Interview by June Harris, Hit Parader, September 1970

DUANE HIMSELF is the first to admit that his task with the Allman Brothers has been made easier by the success of the British blues-rock ...

Aretha Franklin: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, November 1967

ARETHA IS great — Aretha is sensational! Aretha is the finest girl blues singer in this country, bar one, and she proved it beyond any ...

Aretha Franklin: Philharmonic Hall, New York NY

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, October 1968

ARETHA FRANKLIN, the first lady of soul, appeared at Philharmonic Hall last weekend and was the guest of honour at a huge dinner party thrown ...

Winifred Atwell: More Albums from Winnie

Profile by June Harris, Disc, November 1959

AND ONE OF THEM IS A 'CLASSICS ONLY' LP ...

The Beatles: Beatle Bravery Worth More Than Money

Interview by June Harris, New Musical Express, September 1966

A FEW days after the tornado, we're still recovering from the Beatles visit! The concert is over, and so is the tour. The amount the ...

The Beatles: Shea Stadium, Queens, New York NY

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, August 1966

THE BEATLES THRILL 45,000 AT SHEA'S ...

The Beatles: Worried About That American Trip? Not Us, Say John and George

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, February 1964

TOMORROW (Friday) is B-Day in New York. And in New York. The Beatles mean big business! They will arrive at 1.40 p.m. to be met ...

The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Roy Orbison: The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Gerry & the Pacemakers: Adelphi, Slough

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, May 1963

Beatles-Roy Orbison tour is a sensation! ...

The Beatles, The Isley Brothers: The Beatles did it on an LP, now the Isley Brothers and Tremeloes make the 30

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, July 1963

THERE ARE very few way-out, wild rhythm and blues numbers which hit the British charts. 'Twist And Shout' by The Isley Brothers is one of ...

Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart: Standing Ovation For Jeff Beck

Report by June Harris, New Musical Express, June 1968

THE GREATEST thing happened in New York last Friday. On his first performance in this country, Jeff Beck became a star. Even in his Yardbird ...

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers: New to You: Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers

Interview by June Harris, Disc, July 1961

'You've Got What I Like' ...

The Big Three: Everything Happens to the Big Three — Even an Electric Shock!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, July 1963

"ISN'T IT fab" remarked Johnny Hutchinson. "Are we really in the charts again? It's gear. The works." Johnny was enthusing over the success of the ...

Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding (Columbia)

Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, January 1968

DYLAN'S NEW LP IS GIGANTIC WINNER ...

Joe Brown, Karl Denver, Eden Kane, John Leyton: John Leyton, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Karl Denver: Gaumont State, Kilburn, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, February 1962

Denver is hit of Parnes package ...

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, November 1961

Brubeck is on a waltz kick now ...

Dave Brubeck: I Don't Want to Go Commercial says DAVE BRUBECK

Interview by June Harris, Disc, November 1961

HAS DAVE Brubeck, who arrived in Britain for a concert tour last Friday, created a precedent with 'Take Five' that will lead to a more ...

Johnny Burnette: Already Dead Keen to Come Back

Interview by June Harris, Disc, April 1962

JOHNNY BURNETTE arrived in Britain at the end of last week for his tour with U.S. Bonds and Gene McDaniels, which opens in Glasgow on ...

Freddy Cannon, Alexis Korner: Freddy Cannon Raves over OUR R & B music!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

STRICTLY NON-working hours for Freddy Cannon whenever he visits Britain are spent, whenever possible, at London's Marquee jazz club, watching Alexis Korner at work. As ...

Gene Chandler: Chandler Could Surprise Us All With His U.S. Hit

Profile by June Harris, Disc, March 1962

FROM THE very top of the American charts where he has ousted all versions of the Twist with his sensational debut record 'Duke Of Earl', ...

Ray Charles: A Genius — But He Needs The Right Audience

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, March 1963

TOP AMERICAN DJ DICK CLARK TALKS TO JUNE HARRIS ABOUT — RAY CHARLES ...

Chubby Checker: American Bandstand: $250,000 of Talent Sang 'Happy Birthday'

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1961

* BOBBY RYDELL SWORE ME TO SECRECY * CHUBBY'S GREETING CAN BE KILLING * EYDIE'S COUGH GETS INTO ACT HARRY WALTERS talks to June Harris about ...

The Dave Clark Five: New To You: The Dave Clark Five

Profile by June Harris, Disc, July 1962

It all started with soccer ...

Buzz Clifford, Dion, Del Shannon: Dion And Buzz Have a Swinging Day in Britain

Interview by June Harris, Disc, September 1962

...at the invitation of DISC! ...

Patsy Cline: Patsy Cashes In on the C and W Boom

Profile by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

LAST WEEK, when 'Heartaches' eased its way into our Top Thirty at 29, Patsy Cline became the first American country and western girl to get ...

Nat King Cole: Not Even Nat Cole Can Afford To Be Without A Hit

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

AFTER 25 years in show business, with TV, radio and cabaret success his for the asking, you might think that Nat King Cole would count ...

Perry Como: Como Show May Be Filmed In Paris, Milan,

Interview by June Harris, Disc, April 1960

PERRY COMO arrived at London Airport on Saturday, and within minutes of landing he was filming his first scene for the London edition of his ...

Jess Conrad, Gene Vincent: Gene Vincent, Jess Conrad: East Ham Granada, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, February 1961

GENE VINCENT and Jess Conrad, heading the latest all-star rock package, are a knockout! ...

Russ Conway: "I've Only Had One Big Hit" says Russ Conway

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, May 1959

"YOU'RE joking, of course," said Russ Conway when I told him that he was to be featured on our cover. "I don't deserve it. After ...

The Crickets, Gene McDaniels, Matt Monro, The Rivingtons: The Crickets, The Rivingtons, Gene McDaniels: Liberty Chief Was Surprised By Crickets' Hit!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, September 1962

DO YOU LIKE a real, bluesy, earthy, down-south American sound? If you do, then your ears will flap when you listen to 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow', a new ...

The Crystals: Now There's Only Three They're Still Looking For A Fourth!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, November 1963

THREE CRYSTALS, and wearing very offbeat outfits, sat grouped on an American type put-u-up in a huge apartment on New York's fashionable East Side. At ...

Bobby Darin: Confident Darin Is Careful Over Films

Interview by June Harris, Disc, May 1962

CONFIDENT. That's the word that seems to describe Bobby Darin better than any other. He has known what he wanted, has set out to get ...

Joey Dee & the Starliters: The Peppermint Boys Have A Great Chance

Profile by June Harris, Disc, March 1962

IT IS SURPRISING that Joey Dee and the Starliters, next to Chubby Checker the most famous "twisters" in America, have not yet made it here ...

Fats Domino: Cover Personality — No Change, Fats is Still at the Top

Profile by June Harris, Disc, January 1960

ROCK MAY not be dead, but it certainly has changed, and so have most of the singers. They change to try to be different but ...

Lonnie Donegan: The House Built on Skiffle (for £11,000)

Profile by June Harris, Disc, May 1959

THIS WEEK'S Cover Personality has not tried "sticking his chewing gum on the bedpost overnight." "I would not dare," says Lonnie Donegan. "I have just ...

Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Richard, The Shadows: Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Lonnie Donegan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, April 1961

CLIFF, SHADOWS TOPS IN BEAT SHOW ...

Duane Eddy: Over a Desert to Make a Disc

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, November 1960

DUANE EDDY lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and has to drive more than 200 miles — across desert — to reach Los Angeles and the recording ...

Elvis Presley: Elvis (NBC Television Special)

Film/DVD/TV Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, December 1968

Elvis television triumph ...

Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, February 1962

SLIMMER ELLA IS AT HER BEST ...

Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Herman's Hermits: Hermania Sweeps U.S.! Wayne and Hermits Mobbed

Report by June Harris, Disc Weekly, August 1965

IT'S RIOTS, riots all the way for Herman's Hermits and Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders on their tour of the States. American fans are teeming ...

Freddie & The Dreamers, Roy Orbison, The Searchers, The Tremeloes: Roy Orbison, Freddie & the Dreamers, Brian Poole & the Tremeloes, the Searchers: Walthamstow Granada, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, September 1963

ROY, BRIAN, FREDDIE — THEY'RE A KNOCKOUT! ...

Billy Fury: Fury Plans to Sing Blues

Interview by June Harris, Disc, June 1960

BILLY FURY, the 19-year-old rock singer from Liverpool, enthused: "I must be Britain's number one fan of the blues." And he added: "In time, I ...

Geoffrey Goddard: 'Buddy Holly Spoke To Me' says singer who wrote 'Tribute'

Interview by June Harris, Disc, October 1961

THREE weeks before the release of 'Johnny Remember Me', songwriter Geoffrey Goddard claims he received a "message" from the late Buddy Holly saying "this song ...

Clarence "Frogman" Henry: 'Frogman' Henry: Made His First Disc Five Years Ago

Profile by June Harris, Disc, July 1961

NEW ORLEANS — the home of jazz since the turn of the century... of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and now Clarence "Frogman" Henry. ...

Herman's Hermits, The Who: The Who, Herman's Hermits: Anaheim Convention, Anaheim CA

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, September 1967

Who steal the show from Hermans Hermits ...

Herman's Hermits: My 4 Days and Nights with Herman

Report and Interview by June Harris, Teen Life, January 1966

SUDDENLY, THE reasonably quiet pool at the Seville Hotel on Miami Beach became a mass of young people shouting, screaming and running in every which ...

Frank Ifield: U.S. Success Shakes Ifield

Interview by June Harris, Disc, September 1962

"I THINK it's fantastic," said Frank Ifield over the phone from Brighton where he was appearing last week. "Suddenly 'I Remember You' is selling throughout ...

Johnny and The Hurricanes: Johnny & The Hurricanes: They're Wild, Man, Like Crazy

Comment by June Harris, Disc, January 1960

JUNE HARRIS examines that rocking phenomenon JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES ...

Jimmy Jones Gets Used to Our One-Nighters

Interview by June Harris, Disc, October 1960

IT IS TWO and a half weeks since Jimmy Jones started his British tour, and it was not until last week at the Astoria Cinema, ...

Tom Jones: Copacabana, New York NY

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, February 1968

Tom Jones took my advice! ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Cover Personality: Johnny Kidd — Johnny Has Hopes of a U.S. Trip

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1959

A CHANCE meeting with top American radio personality, Rene Morell, put Johnny Kidd's version of 'If You Were The Only Girl In The World' in ...

Ketty Lester: Now Ketty Lester Faces The Big Test

Profile by June Harris, Disc, July 1962

CAN KETTY Lester do it again? Can she sustain the tremendous success she achieved with 'Love Letters' with her next release, 'But Not For Me', ...

John Leyton: I Can't Keep On With This Sob Stuff

Interview by June Harris, Disc, July 1962

WATCH OUT for John Leyton's next release. The change in style is going to hit you smack between the ears! Gone are the emotional lyrics ...

Little Eva Can't Wait To Get Here!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

"I'M FIGHTING like mad to get Carole King to come with me on this trip," said Little Eva. "But I think it's going to be ...

Little Richard: Gaumont Theatre, Watford

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, October 1963

RICHARD IS DYNAMIC ...

Henry Mancini: Thirty-Minute Song Will Make Mancini A Fortune

Interview by June Harris, Disc, June 1962

"I RECKON I'll have made around $100,000 dollars on 'Moon River' within the next two years or so," said Henry "Hank" Mancini, or the song ...

Cliff Richard, The Shadows: The Young Ones (dir. Sidney J. Furie, Warner-Pathé)

Film/DVD/TV Review by June Harris, Disc, December 1961

CLIFF SHOWS HOW POP STARS SHOULD MAKE FILMS June Harris reviews The Young Ones ...

The Righteous Brothers: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, September 1967

AS YET ANOTHER of the many examples of how extensive is rock 'n' roll's acceptance by the adult world, the Righteous Brothers are currently packing ...

Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South: New For You: Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal and Joe South

Profile by June Harris, Disc, August 1962

 U.S. Stars Hopes For More Success Here ...

The Ronettes, Phil Spector: The Ronettes

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, November 1963

A two-week British tour is planned for end of January ...

The Royal Guardsmen: School-Going Guardsmen Still Sparetime Hitsters

Interview by June Harris, New Musical Express, March 1967

SNOOPY HAS turned out to be worth a cool three million discs for the Royal Guardsmen, but as far as the group's concerned, they're now ...

Del Shannon: A Great Tour But Del's Happy To Be Home

Interview by June Harris, Disc, June 1963

DEL SHANNON gulped down a bottle of coke, lit a cigar and leaned back in his leather upholstered chair. On his last night in England, ...

Helen Shapiro: She's Full of her New Home

Interview by June Harris, Disc, December 1962

Big party plans ...

Dee Dee Sharp: Dee Dee's Not Really Wild!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, May 1963

ON RECORD, Dee Dee Sharp is wild and uninhibited, but in real life, she's delightful, delectable and very STUDIOUS! ...

Doug Sheldon: We Can Produce That American Sound

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, September 1962

LAST WEEK I was allowed to listen to something very new on the British recording scene, something that could have repercussions throughout the industry and ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Sly Buries Underground And Has Fun!

Profile and Interview by June Harris, New Musical Express, August 1968

YOU'LL JUST love Sly and the Family Stone when you see them next month. They're what I call a fun group, who get a kick ...

Phil Spector: Man Of The Moment Spector Wants To Be Controversial

Interview by June Harris, Disc, February 1964

PHIL SPECTOR checked the gold watch hanging from the chain of his elaborate black brocade waistcoat, and remarked: "It's 6.30 a.m. in Los Angeles, and ...

Dusty Springfield, The Springfields: The Springfields: Separate Careers and All Booming!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, November 1963

Dusty, Tom and Mike go solo — and head for the top ...

The Tornados: 'Telstar' Still Makes Tornados Nervous!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, July 1963

FIVE TIE-less, tan-less Tornados trooped into the stately lounge at the Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth, and shocked the residents into silence as, none too quietly, ...

The Ventures: Can The Ventures Hit the Jackpot for Third Time?

Profile by June Harris, Disc, April 1961

IN HOLLYWOOD last week, Liberty Records announced that their overseas turnover amounted to 25% of the company's sales. The Ventures, who have had two best ...

Gene Vincent: They All Want Gene Vincent

Profile by June Harris, Disc, December 1959

RADIO AND TV, STAGE SHOWS IN BRITAIN AND FRANCE, A GERMAN TOUR, MORE STAGE SHOWS HERE ...

Bobby Vinton: I Wanted To Record 'Lonely' But Buddy Greco Got In First

Interview by June Harris, Disc, September 1962

WHAT'S IT feel like to write a number you think is great, be allowed to record it on an LP after much argument, and then, ...

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Fears... Hopes... Dreams... They're All Centred On That Recording Test

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, April 1960

To find out what it is like on the receiving end DISC sent June Harris along to take that first and biggest hurdle of a pop singer's ...

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