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Rick Astley

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Rick Astley: The Jimmy Tarbuck Syndrome

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 19 December 1987

Is 'When I Fall In Love' the vinyl voice of God? Or does it herald the golden age of the bathtub crooner? The apple of ...

Rick Astley: Apollo, Manchester

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 24 December 1988

IS RICK merely a driplet of festering pus oozing from a seeping SAW inflicted on the slashed side of the crucified pop-christ by the very ...

Rick Astley: Le Zenith, Paris

Live Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 18 March 1989

SO THIS IS what we're supposed to be getting so angry about. Tonight is my first proper pop concert, and it's bizarre. They're screaming! At ...

Rick Astley: Never Gonna Give Who Up?

Report and Interview by David Quantick, Vox, March 1991

Tear down your glossy posters. For the days of teen idolism are over — according to the improved, longer-lasting Rick Astley. A new album and ...

Lock, Stock and Waterman

Retrospective by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, December 2000

WARNING: this article contains extremely positive comments about "disposable" pop. ...

Rick Astley: 50

Review by Maura Johnston, Village Voice, The, 6 October 2016

SAY THE NAME Rick Astley in 2016 and you'll probably get a reply involving his 1987 smash 'Never Gonna Give You Up', a brightly spangled ...

Rick Astley: How we made 'Never Gonna Give You Up'

Interview by Dave Simpson, Guardian, The, 23 March 2020

"One day I was making the tea for Bananarama. The next I was at No 1." ...


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