Rock's Backpages Home Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

OVER 35,000 CLASSIC ARTICLES on artists from Aaliyah to ZZ Top,
by the finest music writers of the last 50 years. Enter library HERE...

Free on RBP

SHE PUT A SPELL ON YOUDave Godin meets the great Nina Simone in 1968 and Precious Williams visits the cantankerous grande dame in France 30 years later. Plus Ian Penman's Wire obituary of an African-American icon…

See all free articles!

Almost Famous

WHERE IT'S ATTotally Wired author Andrew Smith befriends slacker wunderkind Beck (The Face, 1995), meets former Talk Talker Mark Hollis (Sunday Times, 1998) and discusses 45 and the KLF with Bill Drummond (Observer, 2000).

More Andrew Smith on RBP

Magazine Archive

Magazine Archive
click image to enlarge

The Rock's Backpages Magazine Archive contains thousands of original copies of music magazines from the 1960s to the present day.

Order scans and photocopies

New for Subscribers this week

“I only have to see my daughter for ten minutes and my spirits are lifted so high I feel like a completely different person...”

Kurt Cobain to Steffan Chirazi (Kerrang!, 1993)

PLUS pieces on...

Ready Steady Go! (1965)
The Four Seasons (1966)
Ewan MacColl (1966)
Yusef Lateef live (1967)
Mamas & the Papas (1967)
The Stones' banquet (1968)
The Tymes (1969)
Lennon's Ono Band (1970)
Hurricane Smith (1971)
Procol Harum @ Rainbow (1972)
Wings (1973)
T-Bone Walker R.I.P. (1975)
• Paul Simon live (1976)
Fleetwood Mac (1977)
Brass Construction III (1978)
Rodney Bingenheimer (1979)
New Order @ Hurrah (1980)
Remembering Bolan (1981)
Black Uhuru's Tear It Up (1982)
The Pogues (1983)
Melle Mel & Furious 5 (1984)
Keith Forsey (1985)
The Clash's Crap (1986)
Joe Boyd (1987)
Morris Day live (1988)
The Bangles (1989)
Randy Travis' Heroes(1990)
EMF (1991)
Shonen Knife @ ULU (1992)
Gravediggaz's Niggamortis (1994)
k.d. lang (1995)
Moloko @ SW1 Club (1996)
Sleater-Kinney (1997)
Costello & Bacharach (1998)
John Paul Jones' jukebox (1999)
Handsome Family et al. (2000)
David McGee (2001)
Boards of Canada's Geogaddi (2002)
Meat Loaf/Jim Steinman (2003)
Sia's Small One (2004)
Tiny Pop TV (2005)
A Martin Hannett Story (2006)
Feist (2007)
Shirley & Dolly Collins (2008)
Jarvis Cocker's stage invasion (2009)
The Duke & the King (2010)
The music biz vs. downloads (2011)
ABC @ Drury Lane (2012)
Dust (2013)
Donny Hathaway box (2014)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2015)
Christine & the Queens live (2016)
Mike Westbrook (2017)

Subscribe and become an RBP member

• click here for University and other group subscriptions