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Mickie Most

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Mickie Most (1997)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages audio, May 1997

Purveyor of pap, or pop genius? The Rak man on 'House of the Rising Sun', Herman's Hermits, 'Hi Ho Silver Lining', Donovan and lots more

File format: mp3; file sizes: 45mb, interview length: 46' 50" sound quality: *****

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Newcomer to the Charts: Mickie Most Goes Right Back...

Profile by Ian Dove, New Musical Express, 19 July 1963

MICKIE MOST may be a newcomer to the NME Top 30 with 'Mr. Porter', but he's had one of the longest careers in beat music ...

Mickie Most: Do-It-Yourself Mick!

Profile and Interview by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 5 October 1963

AFTER A MINOR record success with his 'Mr. Porter', Mickey Most looks all set for a far bigger success with the follow-up 'The Feminine Look', ...

The decline in power of the record Tsars

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 15 August 1964

ARE THE Record Companies losing their grip? There are eight British records in the Top Ten. Of these eight, only three have been recorded by ...

Most on Donovan

Interview by Kevin Swift, Beat Instrumental, March 1967

IT'S A FACT. Not many artistes give a thought to the guys who produce their records. Listeners seem to be as bad. Do you think ...

Right Then, Who's Backing Britain?

Comment by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 20 January 1968

IF BRITAIN is going to the dogs, it is obvious a large section of the (older) community are convinced that sinful pop stars are prime ...

Mickie Most: Making Hit Records for the Government

Interview by Alan Walsh, Melody Maker, 18 January 1969


Call Mickie Most 'The Hitmaker'

Interview by Harold Bronson, Rolling Stone, 21 December 1972

Mickey Mouse? What can I say about him? When making an album with the band laying down a track in the studio, Mickey is always ...

The Starmakers: Mickie Most

Interview by Val Mabbs, Record Mirror, 3 February 1973

Starting today, The Starmakers, the men behind the image, the men in control. This new Record Mirror series probes the lives and feelings of the ...

Mickie Most

Profile and Interview by Stuart Grundy, John Tobler, The Record Producers, 1982

THERE HAVE been numerous record producers who have started their own label, including Phil Spector, Richard Perry, Tony Visconti and Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman. ...

Mickie Most: The Rock of Ages

Interview by Mary Harron, The Guardian, 26 March 1982

Mickie Most tells Mary Harron why in the world of pop the producer reigns supreme ...

The Midas Touch: Mickie Most

Profile by Steve Turner, The History of Rock, 1983

Record production made millions for Mickie Most ...

Mickie Most (1997) [transcript]

Audio transcript of interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages transcripts, May 1997

This is a transcript of Johnny's audio interview with Mickie. Listen to the audio of this interview. ...

Mickie Most

Retrospective by Alan Clayson, unpublished, 2004

"The only gift I had as a producer was finding the right song. I felt I knew how it should be done and, after that, ...


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