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Georgie Fame

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Georgie Fame (1985)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1 March 1985

Mr. Fame talks about his current activities, then looks back to his first gig, backing Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran; being named by Larry Parnes; the Blue Flames starting as Billy Fury's backing group; playing the Flamingo, and discovering the Hammond after hearing 'Green Onions', and his first hit, 'Yeh Yeh'.

File format: mp3; file size: 11.1mb, interview length: 12' 09" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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Fame at the Flamingo: Golden years in Soho

Retrospective and Interview by James Maycock, The Independent, 16 January 1998

Georgie Fame and his band were regular performers at a nightclub that was a catalyst for British music in the early '60s. He looks back ...

Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan: Mind blowing duo

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 29 March 1969

NME's Richard Green talks to their producer, Bob Johnston ...

Last Night a Record Changed My Life: Attack of the killer organ

Memoir by Colin Irwin, MOJO, October 1999

Elvis Costello was a scrawny 12-year-old — until Georgie Fame opened the door to hipness. ...

Larry Parnes: The past master in idol speculation

Obituary by David Toop, The Times, 7 August 1989

David Toop on how Larry Parnes, who died last week, invented the British pop music star as a result of a meeting in a coffee ...

Georgie Fame: Pop Singer With A Jazz Orientation

Interview by Tony Leigh, KRLA Beat, 11 September 1968

GEORGIE FAME is not very well known in America — his appeal has been sporadic at best. In 1964, with the British wave his recording ...

In the first of a new series, Georgie Fame meets Mick Jagger person to person for R&B TALK

Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 6 November 1965

HERE IT IS — the start of another great Record Mirror series! The idea is simple enough: highly-respected R and B star Georgie Fame becomes ...

Georgie Fame : Will I be Flop of the Year?

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 6 August 1965

THE BLUE Flames had gone home, and Georgie Fame stood in the middle of a recording studio, reaching up to the mike and belting out ...

Rik Gunnell: The Man Behind Fame and Farlowe

Interview by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 30 July 1966

AND IN THE beginning there was Georgie Fame. At least, that more or less how it was for Rik Gunnell. Disregarding the seventh day of ...

Georgie Fame: Look Sharp

Retrospective and Interview by Lois Wilson, MOJO, November 2015

IT'S DECEMBER 1962, three sharp dressed GIs are hefting a Hammond organ down the icy steps of the Flamingo, a tiny jazz club on Wardour ...

Denny Cordell: The Cordial Englishman

Interview by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 8 June 1974

DENNY CORDELL is not at all like my image of him. Well in fact, I didn't know what to expect but he was not like ...

Rik Gunnell, 1931-2007

Obituary by Andy Gill, The Word, August 2007

RIK GUNNELL, who died recently aged 75 in the Austrian ski resort of Kitzbuhel, where he owned and ran a bar called The Londoner, was ...

Georgie Fame, Chris Farlowe, Alan Price Set, Geno Washington, Zoot Money: Winter Gardens, Bournemouth

Live Review by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 13 August 1966

THE COUNTRY is due for one of the most powerful package shows ever staged this Autumn, judging by the "pilot run" of the Fame-Farlowe concert ...

Negro Blues — a Talking Point by Georgie Fame

Comment by uncredited writer, Music Echo, 21 August 1965

NEGRO BLUES is an essential part of pop music. Since the popularisation of R&B and blues music the scene has improved 100 per cent. The ...

The No.1 Boys

Interview by Sylvia Stephens, Fabulous, 15 May 1965

Who are the girls in the lives of the chart topping boys? Who are the girls who know them, who have encouraged them, who have ...

The Who, Cream et al: National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor

Live Review by uncredited writer, New Musical Express, 5 August 1966

Who 'wreck' festival ...

Georgie Fame with the Harry South Orchestra: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 30 April 1966

Fame and South — what a marvellous swinging mixture ...

Denny Cordell: The Man...

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 5 August 1967

...behind Procol Harum, the Move, Georgie Fame and Denny Laine talks about why he is a record producer ...

The Animals, Georgie Fame, the Who, the Yardbirds, Spencer Davis et al: Fifth National Jazz and Blues Festival, Richmond

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, 14 August 1965


The Beach Boys, Small Faces, Dusty Springfield et al: NME Poll Winners Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 13 May 1967


Van Morrison with Georgie Fame and Friends: How Long Has This Been Going On (Verve) ****

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Rolling Stone, 8 February 1996

ARETHA FRANKLIN AND VAN MORRISON are the best vocal improvisers of their generation, but neither can be accurately described as a jazz singer. When authentic ...

Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Eric Burdon, Chris Farlowe: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 29 October 1966

A GREAT SHOW and a puzzling audience reaction. That was the net result of the first night of the Georgie Fame package tour at Finsbury ...

Sixth National Jazz and Blues Festival, Windsor: Jazz on a Summer's Weekend

Live Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, 6 August 1966

A washout, but still swinging ...

The Animals, Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Geno Washington, Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 28 October 1966

Eric Burdon Beats The Hecklers! Geno An Earthquake ! ...

Price and Fame: The Name Game

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 10 April 1971

THERE I WAS sitting interviewing Messrs Fame and Price — or should it be Price and Fame — when this lady walks into the room. ...

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones et al: NME Poll Winners' Concert, Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Keith Altham, Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 16 April 1965


Alan Price, Georgie Fame: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 19 December 1970

An evening of Pricey nostalgia ...

Georgie Fame: Fanning the Flames

Interview by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 3 August 1974

TEN YEARS HAVE elapsed since Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames pioneered a brand of funky jazz in the sweating cellars of Soho and fought ...

Georgie Fame: Right Now! (Pye)

Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1979

"WELL, WELL, well, hello there, it's been a long, long time." Doesn't that introduction to 'Funny How Time Slips Away' take you back? I address ...

Georgie Fame: The Nashville, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 14 June 1975

WHILE APPRECIATING THAT what George Fame and his occasional Blue Flames are delivering is white rhythm'n'blues and not soul, it's perhaps unfortunate that he chose ...


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