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Vicki Wickham

Vicki Wickham

Vicki Wickham is a manager, entertainment producer, and songwriter who wrote for Melody Maker and other publications in the '60s. She is most known for producing the 1960s British television show Ready Steady Go!, and managing well known pop/soul acts Labelle and Dusty Springfield. She also wrote (with Simon Napier-Bell) the English lyrics to Springfield's only British #1 hit 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me', adapted from the Italian song Io che non vivo senza te. She co-wrote Dusty's biography Dancing with Demons with Penny Valentine. Vicki Wickham was also the Fashion Consultant for the monthly The MOD magazine issued at the start of 1964, the Editor was Albert Hand.

Caroline Sullivan meets Vicki in 1999

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Ashford & Simpson: Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Black Music, May 1974

NICKOLAS ASHFORD and Valerie Simpson have, of course, been writing great songs for years. Songs like 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough', 'Reach Out And Touch ...

Baby Washington, The Intruders, Wilson Pickett: Wilson Pickett: Apollo Theatre, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, May 1971

EX-TEMPTATIONS man, Eddie Kendricks, now solo, was due to open and debut his act at The Apollo but at the eleventh hour he cancelled out saying "the ...

The Beach Boys: In The Space Age Will It Be Surf?

Report and Interview by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, January 1965

Will it be Surf in the Space Age? Well, The Beach Boys are pioneers of this new sound. They combine the satin-smooth feeling of the ...

The Beatles: Big Four on T.V.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, November 1964

"Hello, whack. What a rush, but we're here. Is there possibly anything to eat — we're starving?" It could only be The Beatles. ...

Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Hollies: CSN&Y: Nash: We May Fight, But Music Wins...

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, June 1970

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH and YOUNG finished their week-long, triumphant stint at the New York Fillmore and were joined for a huge celebration party at the ...

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, June 1970

Flowerpower returns to the Fillmore ...

Donny Hathaway, Roberta Flack: Roberta Flack: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, May 1971

I KNOW I'VE said it all before, but here we go again: Roberta Flack's concert at Carnegie Hall was so enjoyable. Visually, when she starts ...

Donny Hathaway: Donny's Return

Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, February 1973

NEW YORK — DONNY HATHAWAY hasn't been around for several months, so it was nice to see him back in New York, looking good and recording ...

John Phillips, The Mamas and The Papas: John Phillips: At The Bitter End

Report and Interview by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, September 1970

IN THE mid-60s, when lots of weird and strange sounds were filtering across from California and the West Coast of America, one very hip vocal ...

Yoko Ono: Yoko's A No-No: Yoko Ono: Kenny's Castaways, New York

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, November 1973

NEW YORK: I still haven't figured out what is "inside" everyone that makes them not only want to sing, but to so firmly believe they ...

Dusty Springfield, P.J. Proby, The Rolling Stones: Stars Come Out At Night On The Scene

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, May 1965

THE MUSIC has stopped. The stage lights are dimmed. The screaming fans have gone home. What happens to the pop stars when it's all over ...

The Rolling Stones: Wow! It's The Stones On R.S.G.

Report by Vicki Wickham, Fabulous, October 1964

FRIDAY morning — Ready, Steady, Go! day. I'm late again, so take a taxi to work to try to redeem myself. At Television House I say good-morning ...

Nina Simone: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vicki Wickham, Melody Maker, May 1971

Nina the leader ...

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