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Richard Green

Richard Green

Richard wrote extensively for the NME in the late '60s and early '70s.

Richard died some years ago. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of his family or executors of his estate, please contact us.

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The Animals: Animalisms (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1966

A ROCKIN' ANIMALS LP! ...

Audience, Van Der Graaf Generator: Van Der Graaf Generator, Audience: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1970

CONCERT SUCCESS OF TWO GROUPS ...

Arthur Brown, Ginger Baker, Jeff Beck, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joe Cocker, John Mayall, Marmalade, The Nice, Spencer Davis Group, Tim Rose, Traffic, Tyrannosaurus Rex: NME Reporters Cover the Weekend's Major Event — the Eighth National Jazz and Blues Festival

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

STARS, SUNSHINE and a SHAMBLES ...

The Band, Bob Dylan, Bonzo Dog Band, Fat Mattress, Joe Cocker, The Moody Blues, The Nice, The Who: Bob Dylan et al: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1969

200,000 roar approval including John, George, Ringo and wives! But Dylan didn't quite sink Isle of Wight, reports Richard Green ...

The Beach Boys: Beach Boy Mike Would Love To Convert You

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1969

Richard Green Tries A Spot Of Meditation ...

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: Rubber Soul (Parlophone)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, December 1965

(Pssst... here's someone who 
actually DISLIKES
 the new Beatles LP.
 It's RM's Richard 
Green...) ...

Jeff Beck, Roy Orbison, Paul and Barry Ryan, The Small Faces: Roy Orbison, Small Faces: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1967

ORBISON THE STAR ...

Jeff Beck: What Do The Fans Want From Me? Pleads Jeff Beck

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1968

TO THOSE who remember the raving old days at the Richmond Crawdaddy with "geezers" hanging from the rafters in ecstasy whenever Eric "Slowhand" Clapton did ...

The Bee Gees, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, The Foundations, Grapefruit: Big Night For The Bee Gees: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Richard Green, New Musical Express, April 1968

Concert review by Keith Altham ...

Billy Preston: Billy's a Natural

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1969

IF EVER there was a "natural" for the charts, Billy Preston's 'That's The Way God Planned It' — which enters this week at No. 19 ...

Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg: Jane Sighs Her Way To Charts!

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1969

IT'S ALL VERY well for people to scream and shout that the BBC won't play their records enough, thus giving them no chance of becoming ...

Black Sabbath Have Nothing To Do With Spooks! says Lead Guitar Tony

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, April 1970

A NUMBER of pop groups seem to have decided that it's the in-thing these days to meddle in black magic and present their version of ...

Black Sabbath Win Struggle Against Black Magic Tag

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1970

BY RICHARD GREEN WHO ALSO REVIEWS PARANOID LP ...

Black Sabbath: Master Of Reality (Vertigo 6360 050; £2.30)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1971

BLACK SABBATH were rightly pleased when, at their Royal Albert Hall concert a few months ago, they were presented with a gold disc for sales ...

Blodwyn Pig, The Nice, Ten Years After: The Nice, Blodwyn Pig, Ten Years After: Bath Festival, Somerset

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1969

RICHARD GREEN says ROCKING NICE HIT ...

Bobby Goldsboro: Before 'Honey' I Had Almost Given Up Hope, Says Bobby Goldsboro

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, May 1968

HIT AFTER HIT has been written by Bobby Goldsboro, but for other people as far as Britain is concerned. His own songs have taken him ...

James Brown, Tom Jones: Tom Jones: Brown's LP Lacks Live Excitement

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1966

Opines TOM JONES in this exclusive feature ...

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires: Byron Lee is Jamaican Idol

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1970

RELATIVELY unknown in this country, except to West Indians, Byron Lee is one of Jamaica's biggest attractions. In fact, he is to the Jamaicans what ...

Johnny Cash: Country Boy

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1969

Hard life of the legendary folk star ...

Joe Cocker: Hit Single Was Just A Fluke

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, November 1968

New LP is much more important he tells RICHARD GREEN ...

Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen (stereo A&M SP 6002; 59s. 11d.)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1970

Fantastic, fiery Cocker ...

Cream: Eric Clapton: 'I'd Say George Harrison Was Good But I Feel It's Paul Telling Him What To Do'

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, August 1966

ERIC CLAPTON was walking down the Charing Cross Road, carrying a copy of Revolver and heading for a restaurant used as a hangout for musicians ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1970

SUPER CONCERT! ...

Deep Purple: Machine Head (Purple)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, April 1972

Purple: what we've got is a lot ...

Bob Dylan, Donovan: Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1965

DONOVAN REVIEWS NEW DYLAN ALBUM! RM Exclusive by Richard Green ...

Big Mama Thornton, Buddy Guy, Dr. Ross, J.B. Lenoir, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Roosevelt Sykes, Walter "Shakey" Horton: J.B. Lenoir, Buddy Guy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Mama Thornton et al: Fairfield Hall, Croydon

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, October 1965

WHEN EIGHT blues artistes leap about a stage, blowing harmonicas, thumping drums and piano, playing guitars and singing and shouting their song, it is impossible ...

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, ...

Bob Dylan: You Name Something, and I'll Protest About It Said Bob Dylan

Report by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1966

BOB DYLAN stuck his head through the window, placed his foot on the window ledge and — from outside — asked: "Is anyone in here?" ...

Bob Dylan: New Morning (CBS)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, October 1970

DYLAN'S NEW LP NOT UP TO EXPECTATIONS — but it's still good! ...

Eric Burdon, War: Burdon Led The Wildest War Party In Paris

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, January 1971

FOR ONCE, the fashion writers have got it right — women's shorts are catching on, in Paris at least. And while the birds are gettin' ...

Marianne Faithfull: Marianne's World Of Dreams

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, July 1965

SMUGGLING WINE and cigarettes into England, a pirate TV and radio station, houses in Italy and the Greek Islands. What a strange combination, but all ...

The Flock, It's a Beautiful Day, Taj Mahal, Santana, Steamhammer, Johnny Winter: Johnny Winter, Flock, Steamhammer, Santana, It's A Beautiful Day, Taj Mahal: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, April 1970

ROCKERS TAKE OVER FOR A NIGHT ...

The Foundations: Foundation Clem Reveals Popland's 'Black Spots'

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1968

MENTION SCOTLAND to Clem Curtis and he grimaces. Mention Ireland and you get an "Oh man" reply, with an anguished expression. But mention Amsterdam and ...

Billy Fury: Billy's Horse — A Film Star Now!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, January 1965

AS STANLEY Holloway would say, "Wiv a little bit of luck" Billy Fury should be better off by quite a few quid in three months' ...

Rory Gallagher: The Influences Behind His Unique Guitar Playing

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1971

HARDLY a day goes by without someone or other phoning the NME and saying: "I've got the next Hendrix" or "My band's gonna blow your ...

Ronnie Hawkins: Mid-Rock Man Hawkins Found John & Yoko Silent Guests

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1970

JOHN LENNON spent several days as a guest at Ronnie Hawkins' secluded country house in Canada prior to, during and following the peace concert. Yoko ...

Jimi Hendrix: The Cry Of Love (Track stereo 2408 101 £2.40)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1971

Not the best Hendrix ...

Jimi Hendrix: Sex, Gimmicks, And Jimi

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, January 1967

TWO ELECTRIC guitars continued happily emitting sounds as Jimi Hendrix left the stage at Bromley Court Hotel last week. Considering the number of indignities the ...

The Hollies: Through? Not The Hollies!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, October 1964

LOTS OF PEOPLE said that the Hollies were through because they were taking too long issuing another record. So the Manchester group agreed "We're Through" ...

Humble Pie: NME Crashes in on Stevie...

Review and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1970

...to do a track-by track on Humble Pie latest album ...

Tommy James & the Shondells: Tommy James & The Shondells: The Chart Toppers Phone NME From New York

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1968

TOMMY JAMES and the Shondells are going into the studios this week to record some new Beatle songs and one of them may be their ...

The James Gang: James Gang Ride On Their Own

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1971

IT WAS through the auspices of Pete Townshend that the James Gang toured Britain with the Who last year. They made some impact, but suffered ...

Johnny Cash — The C&W Legend Also Beloved By Rockers

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1966

JOHNNY CASH has become almost a country and western legend in the twelve years that he's been recording. Rock 'n' roll fans in this country ...

B.B. King, Freddie King: B.B. King and Freddie King: Kings Of The Blues

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, December 1971

Two bluesmen who have become living legends talk about their careers and the state of the blues today. And B.B. King and Freddie King both ...

Lee Marvin Now Top 20 'Star'!

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1970

IT'S ALL very well to go round saying pigs can't fly, but who can honestly say that they expected to see Lee Marvin in the ...

Love Sculpture: Amen's Andy Tipped Love Sculpture

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, December 1968

AMEN CORNER'S Andy Fairweather-Low has recently been bending my ear about a Welsh trio called Love Sculpture who, he felt sure, were going to be ...

The Lovin' Spoonful: Revelation: Revolution '69 (Kama Sutra)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1969

MY, HOW THE Spoonful have changed since the days of John Sebastian and the lunatical Zalman Yanovsky. ...

Lynn Anderson: Pssst! Don't tell the British that Lynn sings Country!

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1971

SUCH IS THE stigma attached to country music by a large number of people in Britain that before Lynn Anderson left America she was warned ...

Olivia Newton John, Toomorrow: Olivia Newton John: Olivia Emerges from Shambles of Toomorrow

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1971

"EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it! James Bond man launches new supergroup! Toomorrow tipped for the top!" Remember all that carry-on a few months ago ...

The Nice: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1970

NICE VERSATILITY IS LIMITLESS ...

Otis Redding: Bound To Be A Big Hit: Otis Redding: The Dock Of The Bay (Atco)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1969

IT'S ALMOST a waste of time to review an Otis Redding album: everybody already knows how great he was. ...

Renaissance: They Want You To Listen

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1970

FOR PURELY personal reasons I think the nicest thing about Renaissance is Jane Relf, but as as a music journalist I must own up and ...

The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger Talks To NME About The New Stone, The Ex Stone, And Two Albums

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1969

"WE'D KNOWN for a few months that Brian wasn't keen; he wasn't enjoying himself and it got to the stage where we had to sit ...

The Rolling Stones: Aftermath (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, April 1966

The smash LP of the year? ...

The Rolling Stones: Out Of Our Heads (Decca)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, August 1965

The Moodies talk about the Stones ...

Diana Ross Doesn't Miss Supremes

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1970

DIANA ROSS is a supremely confident person. She has progressed from being a member of just another Tamla Motown group called the Supremes, to making ...

Sam & Dave: Sam and Dave: Double Trouble (Atlantic)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, June 1969

ANYONE who's ever seen Sam and Dave on stage will appreciate just how hard the dynamic duo work. ...

Sir Douglas Quintet: Sir Douglas Rave-Up With Dylan & Jones!

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, November 1965

THREE O'CLOCK in the morning in New York and most of the inhabitants were asleep in their beds. Down in Greenwich Village, a night club ...

Sly & The Family Stone: Clubs Give Sly And Family First Hit

Profile by Richard Green, New Musical Express, July 1968

ANOTHER example of discotheques and clubs turning a little-known group into a hit outfit comes in the shape of Sly and the Family Stone who ...

O.C. Smith: Tired But Amiable O.C

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

THE COLOUR problem in America is, of course, far worse than it is here. Pop music, however, has alleviated some of the tension, according to ...

Sonny & Cher: Look At Us

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, August 1965

SONNY & CHER — THEIR FIRST GREAT L.P.! ...

Syd Barrett: Syd Speaks Out — At Last!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, March 1970

IT WOULDN'T BE as far-fetched as it sounds to say that what Bo Diddley was to the rock and roll scene, Pink Floyd were to ...

Them: The Session That Started It All...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1965

ONE RECORDING session. Approximately four or five hours work. That was all it took to produce two smash hits for Them. ...

Them: How to Write a Hit...

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, June 1965

BUDDING songwriters, your troubles are over! No longer need you sweat and toil with difficult words and lyrics. Stop sending letters to John Lennon now. ...

Traffic Lights a Big Success

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1968

Observe four old young men known just as Traffic/Suffer their tedious setting the stage/Then hark to their magical music and live it/And when the fuzz ...

Traffic: Dave Quits?

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, December 1967

THE BIRTH of the Traffic was this year after months of planning and searching and getting themselves together.  ...

Traffic Rarin' To Grow

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1970

WHATEVER analytical terms are used by people in attempting to define Traffic's music, however many superlatives are attached to the group and among the hundreds ...

Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die (Island stereo ILPS 9116; 39s 11d)

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1970

THE FIRST Traffic album for far too long consists of a mere six tracks. This is not a bad thing though because each one is ...

The Walker Brothers: The Boy Scout Group

Profile and Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1965

A FORD Thunderbird hot rod and an Austin Healey smashed into each other in Hollywood — and that was the beginning of the Walker Brothers. ...

The Who: Live At Leeds (Track stereo 2406 001; 42s 6d).

Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, May 1970

BRILLIANT WHO ...

The Who: The Group That Slaughters Their Amplifiers...

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, April 1965

WITH A name like The Who, any group is bound to attract a certain amount of attention. But anyone who has watched The Who at ...

The Yardbirds: The Yardbirds (Columbia)

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, July 1966

THE YARDBIRDS wrote all the numbers themselves, so they've got the right kind of material here. All the tracks have been produced well and there's ...

The Yardbirds: 'We'll Play More Pop'

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1965

"RHYTHM AND blues is becoming what trad became and we are going to change some of our numbers." ...

List of genre pieces

Hair: Not a Show for the Sqeamish — for Audience or the Cast!

Report and Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, February 1969

WHATEVER the Lord Chamberlain may have thought about Hair, its message and content, the cast agree on one thing — it is not a shocking ...

Richard Green Takes You Out To An In-Party! At The Revolution In London

Report by Richard Green, New Musical Express, August 1968

GO DOWN TO the Revolution, we thought. Take a photographer and get some pictures of the star names. And what a night we picked! It ...

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