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Roy Harper

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Roy Harper: Sophisticated Beggar (Strike JHL 105)

Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 18 March 1967

THE TROUBLE with real innovators is that they make life very difficult for anyone who tries to emulate them. Bert Jansch and John Renbourn have ...

Roy Harper: Speakeasy, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 13 April 1968

LONDON'S Speakeasy must be the most difficult gig for any folk-type artist, and when Roy Harper sang there on Sunday, sandwiched between an old Mae ...

Roy Harper: St Pancras Town Hall, London

Live Review by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 23 November 1968

A first solo flight to remember ...

Roy Harper: Waiting for the Bullets to Fly

Profile and Interview by Mark Williams, Rolling Stone, 14 June 1969

"I'M NEVER going to be a music industry hype. If they ever tried to make me into that I'd go round to what are considered ...

Roy Harper: On-Off Genius?

Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, 18 July 1970

ROY HARPER is a sort of Gerald Scarfe of music. Like the cartoonist, what he does isn't always pretty, it isn't always enjoyable, but by ...

Pink Floyd, Kevin Ayers & the Whole World, the Edgar Broughton Band et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 25 July 1970

I THOUGHT I'd just wander down to Hyde Park, lay under a tree and quietly listen to the music. However, it seems that Blackhill organisers ...

Pink Floyd, Roy Harper, Edgar Broughton Band, Kevin Ayers & The Whole World, Formerly Fat Harry: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 25 July 1970

Good music, bad vibes at free Hyde Park ...

King Crimson/Roy Harper/Jack Bruce: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 11 September 1971

JUDGING BY THE weather this week, the title of Saturday's free concert in Hyde Park – "Farewell To Summer" – was a little premature. And ...

Stormcock in Heat, That's Roy Harper

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Rolling Stone, 7 December 1972

ROY HARPER WAS holidaying in Norway when word of the movie reached his management. It was his first holiday in three years, and all they ...

Roy Harper: The Original Hippie

Report by Jonh Ingham, New Musical Express, 3 February 1973

"I'LL COME back and see you, but I'm not getting smashed. I'm 24 and feeling it.""That's all right Robert, neither am I. We'll stand in ...

Roy Harper: Valentine (Harvest)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 23 February 1974

THIS ALBUM is going to sell a lot of copies, and not just because Jimmy Page and Keith Moon are on it, either. It's going ...

Roger McGuinn, Roy Harper, Julie Felix, Toots & the Maytals et al: Hyde Park, London

Live Review by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 7 September 1974

Peace and paranoia: The Metropolitan Police Force's Gala Weekend Outing at Hyde Park ...

Roy Harper: Poetry In Motion With The One Eyed Giant

Report and Interview by Jonh Ingham, Sounds, 14 June 1975

ROY HARPER reckons Roger Waters listens to Valentine at least three times a week. He also reckons he's influenced Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull. If ...

Pink Floyd, Steve Miller, Captain Beefheart, Roy Harper, Linda Lewis: Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire

Live Review by Mick Brown, Sounds, 12 July 1975

Floyd fly high with support ...

Chris Spedding: This Guitar for Hire

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1977

Sessionman asserts himself ...

Roy Harper: The Malady Lingers On

Report by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 9 April 1977

Not since Uncle Lou's days as The Zombie From Beyond The Grave has a rock show held such a morbid fascination. ...

What Now For Roy Harper?

Interview by Tony Stewart, New Musical Express, 16 April 1977

IT'S UNLIKELY that Roy Harper would be admitted to a health and happiness club. Because of his seemingly chronic illness he is facing a real ...

Roy Harper: There'll Always Be An England

Interview by Andy Childs, ZigZag, May 1977

As the pound plummets, the economy slumps and the government totters, there is yet hope for the fair isle of Albion… as we get a ...

Peace, Love and a Punchup with Ginger Baker: The Saga of Roy Harper

Interview by Len Brown, New Musical Express, 23 June 1990

After 25 years on life's acoustic stage, ROY HARPER is undoubtedly King Of The Hippies. In a moment of good karma, NME let the man ...

Roy Harper

Profile and Interview by Tom Hibbert, Q, December 1992

FROM SOMEWHERE within the packed and sweaty audience at Whelan's, small and quaint and antique club in a Dublin back street, a projectile comes, wings ...

Roy Harper: The Dream Society

Review by Colin Harper, MOJO, July 1998

THE SOPHISTICATED BEGGAR, the Valentine, the Loony On The Bus... Roy Harper has worn these and other Lifemasks for more than 30 years now and ...

Roy Harper

Interview by Colin Harper, The Independent, 30 October 1998

CIRCA 1984, and during one of those latterday sojourns in the course of the once Old and Grey Whistle Test's sleepy history when it found ...

Roy Harper: Vicar Street, Dublin

Live Review by Colin Harper, MOJO, January 1999

ROY ASSURES ME that it only happens in Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin. "It" being the verge-of-chaos spectator sport and crowd participation version of what would ...

Roy Harper: Errigle Inn, Belfast

Live Review by Colin Harper, The Independent, 6 November 2000

RELEASING HIS THIRTY-SIXTH ALBUM, and still best-known to the world at large as a bloke who once sang on a Pink Floyd record ('Have A ...

The Spirit Lives: Roy Harper

Retrospective and Interview by David Stubbs, Uncut, August 2001

"I DON'T THINK I'm very good at interviews, because I have too many thoughts going off at the same time to be able to explain ...

Roy Harper: Songs Of Love And Loss: Volumes 1 & 2

Review by Rob Hughes, The Word, July 2011

Like Marmite and modern jazz, Roy Harper tends to polarise opinion. The man allergic to authority gets a digital reboot. ...

Roy Harper

Interview by Rob Hughes, The Word, September 2011

"Unwanted Alien" — the stamp on Roy Harper's passport in 1962. It's been the story of his life: troubled outsider tries to break in. ...


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