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Peter Jones

Peter Jones was one of the most astute trendspotters in British pop. As chief writer and editor of the weekly music paper Record Mirror during the 1960s, he boasted the best contacts book in the business and was a confidant to the stars. His role in the discovery of the Rolling Stones was pivotal and he wrote the first full-length book about the Beatles, while his cheer-leading articles about Dusty Springfield, the Who, the Kinks and Jimi Hendrix helped them all on their way to stardom. Peter died in 2015.

Dave Laing's Guardian obituary

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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 American Breed, The Byrds, The Hobbits, Jefferson Airplane, The Move, Rick Nelson, Roy Orbison, Plastic Penny: New Albums From Roy Orbison, The Byrds, Jefferson Airplane et al

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

Some interesting LP's — a new and an old Orbison, powerful Move, brilliant Byrds, but a let-down from Jefferson Airplane, and an unexpected goodie by ...

Andy Williams, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, Love, Mose Allison, The Shangri-Las: New Albums From Aretha Franklin, Mose Allison, Love et al

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

NEW US SOUNDS INCLUDE Soul (Joe Tex & Aretha), Cool (Andy Williams) Beat (Shangri-Las, Love) Jazz (Mose Allison)   ...

The Applejacks: Here Come The Applejacks!

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

WELL, AT least it is finally settled! Those three schoolboy members of the chart-climbing Applejacks have decided to give up school and concentrate full-time on ...

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 Beach Boys: Brian Tells About His Music, & Why The Beach Boys Stopped Surfing...

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1966

Brian Wilson never appears, nowadays, with the Beach Boys — but he couldn't stamp his individuality more strongly on them if he was up there ...

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/TV Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1964

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

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: ...

The Beatles' views on Juke Box Jury

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, December 1963

WELL, NOW we KNOW what the Beatles really like, loathe, love and feel "nowt" about on the pop scene. Their take-over job on the panel ...

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, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, Kim Fowley, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Napoleon XIV, The Righteous Brothers, Nancy Sinatra, The Small Faces, Ike & Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder: The Beatles, Small Faces et al: New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, August 1966

Wonderful new Beatles, and 2 versions of America's 'Napoleon' hit. Very good Small Faces & old Righteous Bros & Ike and Tina. Slower Nancy and ...

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... ...

Acker Bilk, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Judy Collins, Herbie Mann, Manfred Mann, Jackie Mittoo, Tim Rose, The Troggs, Slim Whitman: New Albums from Manfred Mann, Judy Collins, Butterfield Blues Band et al

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

MANFRED MANN: Up The Junction (Fontana TL 5460). HOW FORTUNATE it is for the Manfreds that this LP of film music — never strictly commercial ...

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 ...

Bob Lind, Bobby Fuller Four, The , Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, Percy Sledge, The Rolling Stones, Sandie Shaw, Scott Walker, Tom Jones, The Tremeloes, Unit 4+2, The Yardbirds: The Rolling Stones, Percy Sledge et al: The Week's New Singles

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1966

Plenty of tips, including a new Stones. Many follow-ups which aren't marvellous, and some outsiders, including Percy Sledge and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds ...

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! ...

Boots Randolph, Fleetwood Mac, Frankie Laine, Jack Jones, James Brown, John Fred and his Playboy Band, John Mayall, The Peddlers, Robert Mitchum, Van Morrison: New Albums by John Mayall, Fleetwood Mac, Van Morrison et al

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

Staunch British blues fans will dig Mayall's Diary LP set ...

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 ...

The Carpenters: Palladium, London

Live Review by Peter Jones, Billboard, December 1976

COMPARED WITH the almost clinical and perfectionist act provided by the duo on a previous visit, the Carpenters went all out Nov. 22 to pull ...

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 ...

The Dave Clark Five: Dave Clark Five: Films, Racing And Dave

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1965

DAVE CLARK and I were having a quiet chat. Nothing sensational in that? Well, you may not know how hard it is these days for ...

Count Basie, Frank Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and Count Basie: Sinatra-Basie: An Historical Musical First (Reprise)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1963

Sinatra-Basie in Depth: Peter Jones highlights a Great New Album from Sinatra and The Count ...

Cream, Donovan, Simon Dupree and the Big Sound, Paul Jones, The Rolling Stones, Tim Rose, Frank Sinatra: Your Guide to the Week's New Singles: The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Cream et al

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1968

THE ROLLING STONES: 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'; 'Child Of The Moon' (Decca F 12 782). Back to their famous rhythm and blues oriented sound here from the ...

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 ...

The Doors, James Brown, Joe Tex, Lonnie Mack, McKinley "Soul" Mitchell, Petula Clark, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher: New Albums From The Doors, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher et al

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

Orbison Gibson album — a fine LP but could be depressing... ...

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 ...

Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Bobbie Gentry

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1967

AND STILL Bobbie Gentry won't let on. Pestered persistently at a reception in her honour (it took up a fair whack of her 36-hour stay), ...

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: I Won't Rest Until I Hit The Charts Jackpot

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1964

HEINZ HAS TWO BEST SELLERS TO HIS CREDIT NOW, BUT REFUSES TO SIT BACK AND TAKE THINGS EASY ...

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 ...

Heinz, Joe Meek, Outlaws, The (UK), The Tornados: Heinz — Is He Right?

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1963

HAS HEINZ Burt done the right thing in leaving the Tornados? Or would he have been wiser to stick with the group until they had ...

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 ...

Rosetta Hightower, Joe E. Young & the Toniks: Vicki Wickham: Leap to Toast

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, June 1968

VICKI WICKHAM, back in the days of Ready, Steady Go, had to keep at least one finger on the pulse of the pop-music scene. The programme ...

The Honeycombs: The Haphazard Hit

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1964

THEY'VE BEEN professionals less than six weeks, they all came together and formed a group in the most haphazard and casual way, they made a ...

Brian Hyland: They Said I Was a One-Hit Boy Says Brian Hyland to Peter Jones

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1963

DISTINCTLY FUNNY, not to mention odd, is the disc career of the personable young Brian Hyland. It's been up-and-down with the persistence of a yoyo. ...

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... ...

Janis Joplin: The Wildest Girl-Creature?

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

THEY CALL her: "The new American talent-character; the wildest girl-creature to burst on the in-person and disc scene yet." They call her: "a kind of ...

Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus: Pop Music Does Not Damage The Brain Cells — Kasenetz Katz

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1969

NO PARTICULAR pretensions about the quality and progressiveness about the music created by the Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus. Just "sing-along, dance-along stuff with no hidden ...

The Kinks: They Livened Up The Champagne Circuit

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1964

LOOKS LIKE the Kinks are on the way to the charts at last — with, incidentally, a chance to make impact on the American scene. ...

The Koobas Give The Reasons Why They Revived The Gracie Fields' Oldie 'Sally'

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1967

THE KOOBAS, sometime trendsetters in exotic stage wear, are 'trendy' again with their new single, 'Sally' — a novel version of the Gracie Fields' hit ...

Billy J. Kramer: Life With Billy J.!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, October 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER lashed back his second entire French loaf, whooshed amiably through a large crab salad — and talked about the trials, tribulations and ...

Lee Hazlewood, Nancy Sinatra: Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood: Love

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1966

'Everything about Nancy and her Mother is love, love, love' says 'Boots' writer Lee Hazelwood ...

Brenda Lee: Her Marriage and Career...

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

Brenda Lee is back in the charts again. Her mother talks about Brenda and marriage. ...

John Lennon: A Spaniard In The Works (Jonathan Cape, price 10s. 6d.)

Book Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, June 1965

THOSE CHARACTERS IN JOHN'S SECOND BOOK! ...

The Limeliters: They're in the Limelight

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1963

PETER JONES welcomes the LIMELITERS to Britain ...

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 ...

Joe Meek Tragedy

Obituary by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1967

SO JOE Meek is dead. Dead in tragic and rather sordid circumstances. While the enquiries go on, while the circumstances are fully investigated, it is ...

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 ...

The Merseybeats: We Love Mad Fans!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, July 1964

say those Merseybeats Off the Cuff to Peter Jones ...

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 ...

Randy Newman: Hit-Maker Randy Can't Stand His Voice!

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, January 1969

THE BEATLES are steadfast admirers of the songwriting talents of Randy Newman. Other artistes have reason to be grateful for his songs — like Cilla ...

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 ...

Peter, Paul & Mary: Peter Paul & Mary To Top Palladium

Report by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1964

THINGS change... especially in the music business. For example, America's top folk group Peter, Paul and Mary visited here in September last year, when folksy ...

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 ...

Jimmy Ruffin: Jimmy Talks of the Tamla Family, Church and Blues Influences, and His Hit

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, December 1966

ALL RATHER gangling, eager to listen and talk... Jimmy Ruffin meandered into London this week for television appearances, showing not one iota of the "Brokenhearted" ...

The Sex Pistols: U.K. Sex Pistols Fire a Controversy

Report by Peter Jones, Billboard, December 1976

LONDON — A live televised shouting match between interviewer Bill Grundy and the EMI punk rock band, Sex Pistols, in which four-letter words flew fast ...

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 ...

Tony Sheridan, Kingsize Taylor: Tony Sheridan and Kingsize Taylor: The Forgotten Kings of Beat

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1964

AS HAS possibly been observed before, it is all happening in Hamburg. There is more big beat per square yard on the Reeperbahn, with its ...

Dusty Springfield: Dusty In Memphis (Philips) *****

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1969

WITH THREE producers throwing in their varied talents — Messrs. Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin — Dusty Springfield was clearly in happy mood ...

Timebox: Big Time for the Timebox

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

WHEN IT comes to musicianship, as opposed to glamour, some of the new groups don't really rate. Chug-chug and bang-bang and that's about it. But ...

The Tornados: Hamburg — Where We Big Beat Reigns

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, February 1964

CLEM CATTINI TALKS TO PETER JONES ...

The Trashmen — What's In A Name?

Profile by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, April 1964

A LOOK AT THE CRAZIEST NEW GROUP ON THE U.S. SCENE ...

The Troggs: Larry Page — The Man Who Fights In Pop Without Being Nasty

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1966

LARRY PAGE used to be a recording artist — and his exploits were headlined in national newspapers. Now he's on the management-production side and his ...

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 ...

The Walker Brothers: Portrait (Philips)

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, August 1966

Quality LP from Walkers shows no permanent decline in standards ...

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 ...

Timi Yuro: Her Middle Name Is Soul

Profile and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, March 1963

"SOUL" — what is it? In a word, it's "indefinable". It's a sort of total involvement in the music one is expressing, whether by voice ...

The Zombies: The Next 'In' Group

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

SAID ROD ARGENT: "It's a funny thing the way it all works out. All of a sudden we seem to be an 'in' group — ...

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Discotto Finds Way To Succeed In Italy

Report by Peter Jones, Billboard, May 1984

MILAN — A new trend within the troubled Italian record business is for wholesalers to set up their own record production operations, mainly turning out ...

'Northern Soul': Excitement In U.K. With U.S. Records

Report by Peter Jones, Billboard, May 1975

LONDON — It is spoken of, in grateful but astonished tones, as Northern Soul. It is a frantic, energetic, money-spinning soul scene, based in the ...

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