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Peter Jones was Record Mirror's main man right through the 1960s.

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Albert King, Big Joe Turner, Booker T & The MGs, The Box Tops, The Dells, Jackie Wilson, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Merrill Moore, Otis Redding: James Brown, Box Tops, Albert King, Otis Redding et al, Album Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, May 1968

Loads of R&B albums including Otis' great Dock Of The Bay LP ...

The Beach Boys, Val Doonican, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, Bob Dylan, Chris Farlowe, Clinton Ford, Jimi Hendrix, Vince Hill, John's Children, The Kinks, Manfred Mann, The New Vaudeville Band, Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Them: Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Them, Beach Boys, Kinks et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1967

A multitude of newies this week including Presley, Dylan, & Beach Boys ...

The Beach Boys, The Chantays, Dick Dale, Jan & Dean: Let's Go Surfin'...

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1963

Peter Jones takes a close look at the latest U.S. craze to hit the scene ...

The Beatles: Brian Epstein: A Cellarful Of Noise (Souvenir Press)

Book Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1964

The night George got a black eye… ...

The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (Parlophone)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1964

AND THEIR NEW LP... ...

The Beatles: Revolver (Parlophone)

Review by Richard Green, Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1966

WELL, THIS is it! The latest Beatle LP, aptly called Revolver. The production that blokes like RM's Tony Hall, having been granted advance whispers of some of ...

The Beatles: A Hard Day's Night (Dir: Richard Lester)

Film/DVD Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1964

It's a Great Day's Night! ...

The Beatles: With The Beatles (Parlophone)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1963

WITH THE BEATLES IS THE TITLE OF THE FANTASTIC NEW BEATLES ALBUM. HERE'S A DETAILED REVIEW BY PETER JONES ...

The Beatles, Captain Beefheart: Come Out, Paul... Beefheart's Here!

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1972

UNDERGROUND hero Captain Beefheart surfaced in London with a plea: "Where are you, Paul McCartney?" and being a helpful sort of diary page, we echo: ...

Jeff Beck, Guy Darrell, The Four Tops, Jimi Hendrix, Manfred Mann, Peter and Gordon, Cat Stevens: Jimi Hendrix, Four Tops, Jeff Beck et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1967

Catchy debut solo from Jeff Beck, and a typical but powerful Four Tops. Better showcase for Jimi Hendrix on his newie, and best yet from ...

The Bee Gees, Booker T & The MGs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, P.P. Arnold, Prince Buster, Sam & Dave, The Tremeloes, The Who: Who, Prince Buster, Bee Gees et al: New Singles Reviewed

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1967

Top class, dramatic newie from Bee Gees, and a not so commercial Tremeloes — slow soul from Sam & Dave, & delicate new P. P. ...

The Bees, Laurel Aitken: Bluebeat!! A New EMI Label For Blue Beat Devotees

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1967

BLUE BEAT, Ska, West Indian sounds generally — if the pundits of pop are right, we'll be getting more and more of it in the ...

Brook Benton: Disappointed Brook

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1963

Peter Jones looks at the Million-Selling Ex-Truck Driver... ...

Billy Fury, The Tornados: It Took All Day — It Was Fantastic

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1963

WE WANT BILLY! IS BILLY FURY SINGING THE SONGS HE LIKES TO SING ...

Booker T & The MGs, The Mar-Keys, Otis Redding, Percy Sledge, Sam & Dave, The Vibrations: Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge et al: New Albums Reviewed by Norman Jopling and Peter Jones

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1967

Rhythm & Blues galore! ...

James Brown: Brown's A Super-Spectacle: James Brown: Walthamstow Granada, London

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1966

OUT INTO THE cold streets of Walthamstow, ears ringing and apparently not working properly; eyes definitely out of focus; legs a trifle shaky. ...

Billy Fury, Dickie Pride, Joe Brown, Marty Wilde, The Tornados: Billy Fury, The Tornados, Joe Brown et al: ABC Cinema, Croydon

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1963

WHEN LARRY Parnes puts out a touring show, he puts out a big 'un. He slams in plenty of acts, plenty of variety, plenty of ...

The Byrds, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & The Pacemakers, John Lee Hooker, Mantovani, The Modern Jazz Quartet, The Olympics, Roy Orbison, Prince Buster, Jimmy Ruffin, The Supremes, Jackie Trent: Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, John Lee Hooker, Byrds, Prince Buster et al Album Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, May 1967

Some sophisticated new Motown albums ...

Glen Campbell, Hank Williams, The Righteous Brothers, Sandy Posey, The Small Faces, Velvet Underground: Small Faces, Velvet Underground etc.: New Albums Reviewed

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, June 1968

Cockney Rock LP puts Small Faces in West Coast bracket ...

Chubby Checker: Dance Crazes? "They're Out" Says Chubby Checker

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1963

CHUBBY CHECKER emerged from the bathroom in his London hotel. He'd showered and shaved. Light blue shirt, dark mohair slacks, open sandals. And a limp. ...

The Chiffons, The Four Tops, Keith, Ken Dodd, The Koobas, The Moody Blues, The New Vaudeville Band, Otis Redding, Paul Jones, Rita Pavone, The Rolling Stones: New Singles from the Rolling Stones, Four Tops et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1967

GOODIES THIS WEEK INCLUDE A MUCH-BETTER ROLLING STONES, SIMILAR, BUT DISTINCTIVE SOUND FROM TOPS, AND A PLAINTIVE PAUL JONES, NOT-SO INSTANT VAUDEVILLE BAND, AND A ...

Del Shannon: 'I Can't Wait To Get Back' Says Del Talking About His British Tour

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1963

DEL SHANNON, fast becoming a contender for the "Mr. Consistency" department of pop, took time off from a session on his new L.P. to scatter ...

Dionne Warwick: Going Shopping With Dionne!

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1964

DIONNE WARWICK is tall and willowy — a shapely frame built on the curviest of legs. The dark eyes smoulder. The whiter-than-white teeth flash a ...

Dusty Springfield: Where Am I Going? (Philips)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1967

WHERE IS DUSTY GOING? HER NEW ALBUM IN DEPTH ...

Bob Dylan: Inside Bob Dylan

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1965

DYLAN NOW is big business! He ambles and shambles (apparently) through a business that needs his sort of way-out personality. He parries questions, mumbles inconsequently, ...

Elvis Presley: The Facts About Elvis

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Keith Matthews, Record Mirror, May 1964

FROM JIMMY SAVILE ...

Betty Everett: At Last Betty Hits Our Charts

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1965

BETTY EVERETT lounged decoratively, elegantly dipping into a bowl of Indian food — her first Press reception on her first visit to Britain. Her trip ...

Marvin Gaye: Marvin — He Never Forgets A Face

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1964

PETER JONES TALKS TO AMERICA'S SMOOTH-VOICED BLUESMAN, MARVIN GAYE, THE LATEST OF THE TAMLA-MOTOWN STARS TO HIT BRITAIN ...

Gerry & The Pacemakers: Gerry And The Pacemakers Too Busy For Recordings!

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, September 1963

IT'S BEEN a bit quiet on the recording front for Gerry and the Pacemakers — and the main reason is that the effervescent Mr. Marsden ...

Heinz, Joe Meek: Faith Plus Enthusiasm: Heinz' Success Story

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1963

SO HEINZ crashes handsomely into the charts. After the false start of his debut solo disc, 'Dreams Do Come True', his "heartfelt" tribute to Eddie ...

Jimi Hendrix: Axis: Bold as Love (Track)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, December 1967

A vivid listening experience — that's Axis: Bold as Love — the latest album from Jimi Hendrix ...

Jimi Hendrix: Mr. Phenomenon!

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, December 1966

NOW hear this — and kindly hear it good! Are you one of the fans who think there's nothing much new happening on the pop ...

Jackie DeShannon: Jackie Jumps For Joy

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1964

RIGHT NOW, let's stop messing around. Let's not keep the delectable Jackie de Shannon in suspense any longer... just one good heave-ho and her first-rate ...

John Paul Jones: Bass With Every Thing

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1964

STRIKING OUT on his own with a new solo disc: John Paul Jones, bass guitarist with the Tony Meehan Group. And the disc which could ...

The Shadows, Tom Jones: Tom Jones, The Shadows: Palladium, London

Live Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1968

ANATOMY OF AN ACT: THE FANTASTIC WELSHMAN COMMANDS THE PALLADIUM... ...

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Martha's Mad On Fashion

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1964

NEXT TO music, probably the most important thing to Martha, of the Vandellas, is fashion. When I saw her in her room at the Strand ...

Sergio Mendes: What Exactly Is Brazil 66? Sergio knows...

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1969

IN IPANEMA, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, a pianist-singer-arranger-composer named Sergio Mendes conceived what is known today as Brasil '66. A hotter-than-hot recording sound ...

Millie: A Blue Beat Bombshell!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1964

A DARK-SKINNED very feminine ball of fire named simply, Millie. A Jamaican-born bombshell who is an old trouper at the age of 16... and could ...

The Nice: Bernstein Is Peeved

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1968

LEONARD BERNSTEIN IS NOT PLEASED WITH 'AMERICA' ...

Paul McCartney: McCartney (APPLE PCS 7102).

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1970

'The Lovely Linda'; 'That Would Be Something'; 'Valentine Day'; 'Every Night'; 'Hot As Sun'; 'Glasses'; 'Junk'; 'Man We Was Lonely'; 'Oo You'; 'Momma Miss America'; ...

Peter and Gordon: Jane Asher Speaks...

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1964

EXCLUSIVE STORY ABOUT ACTRESS JANE ASHER AND HER BROTHER PETER, OF PETER & GORDON ...

The Rolling Stones: Between The Buttons (Decca)

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1967

'Yesterday's Papers'; 'My Obsession'; 'Back Street Girl'; 'Connection'; 'Cool, Calm and Collected'; 'All Sold Out'; 'Please Go Home'; 'Who's Been Sleeping Here?'; 'Complicated'; 'Miss Amanda ...

The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones (Decca)

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1964

GREAT NEW L-P FROM STONES ...

The Ronettes: Wrong Phone Number Brought Success

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1964

TALK ABOUT a coincidence! A thundering great coincidence — a flash of fate which virtually launched the swinging Ronettes, one of the most successful girlie ...

Del Shannon on The British Scene

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1963

PETER JONES TALKS TO DEL SHANNON AND GETS SOME INTERESTING VIEWS ...

Junior Walker & The Allstars: 'We're Not Part Of The Tamla Sound' Says Junior Walker

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1969

OKAY, THE story has been told before. But here goes once again... so this guy Autry deWalt was a school-kid and he walked everywhere. Everyone ...

Scott Walker: Scott 3

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1969

'It's Raining Today'; 'Copenhagen'; 'Rosemary'; 'Big Louise'; 'We Came Through'; 'Butterfly'; 'Two Ragged Soldiers'; '30 Century Man'; 'Winter Night'; 'Two Weeks Since You've Gone'; 'Sons ...

Josh White

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1963

A ROOM in a plush London hotel. The centre of the attraction is an American Negro, 48 years old, his face leathery and worn. Dark ...

The Who: The High Numbers: How High Will These Numbers Go?

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1964

HAILED AS "the first authentic mod record," four hip young men called the High Numbers are out right now with 'I'm the Face', backed with ...

The Yardbirds: 'We Nearly Packed It In' said The Yardbirds to Peter Jones

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, November 1964

"WE WERE as low as we could be. Our lead singer was desperately, dangerously, ill — in fact, he nearly died. When we heard he ...

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