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Searchers, The

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"My Rocking City"

Report by Bill Harry, Record Mirror, 20 April 1963


The Searchers: Searchers Paid £40 To Make LP

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 12 July 1963

THE SEARCHERS might not be in the NME Top Ten this week – making an amazing jump from No. 24 to No. 5! – if ...

Hit Brings Big Offers for the Searchers

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 13 July 1963

No sales for three weeks, then crash, the new boys make it big! ...

Everything Happens to the Searchers!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 24 August 1963

Success, accidents, you name it, they've had it! ...

June Harris Visits the Searchers... And Finds Them Doing Nothing!

Report by June Harris, Disc, 21 September 1963

THE THEATRE was quiet! A few people sat scattered around the auditorium, and The Searchers were on stage, saying and doing nothing! ...

Roy Orbison, Freddie & the Dreamers, Brian Poole & the Tremeloes, the Searchers: Walthamstow Granada, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 21 September 1963


'Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya' is Selling a Bomb, but the Searchers are Still Arguing About It!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 12 October 1963

THINGS ARE swinging for the Searchers. Their 'Ain't Gonna Kiss Ya' EP stormed into our Top Thirty two weeks ago at 16, moved up to ...

Searchers Aim to Shake the Market!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 4 January 1964

THIS YEAR, more than anything, The Searchers want to shake the British market with a new, way-out sound! Their success last year with numbers like ...

Here's What Makes Searchers a Hit

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 7 March 1964

WHAT MAKES a hit disc? The singer, the song, the producer, or a combination of all three? More particularly, what makes The Searchers such a ...

Star Beat: Mike Grant Reporting On The Mersey Scene

Report by Mike Grant, Rave, April 1964

A BLONDE hairdresser is said to be very much the apple of Ringo Starr's eye at the moment. She lives and works in Liverpool and ...

Worldwide Audiences for Searchers, Says Frank Allen

Interview by Bill Harry, Mersey Beat, 22 October 1964

BRAND NEW Searcher Frank Allen described to us some of the excitement he felt on his first worldwide trip with the group shortly before he ...

The Searchers: Strings and Searchers!

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 26 December 1964

THERE THEY were — four Searchers in a Pye recording studio. Said Chris Curtis: "We're doing a new album, an elaborate one using strings." ...

Searchers success story

Interview by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 27 March 1965

THE ORGAN and the saxophone are the accepted instrumentation in the '65 Sound. But this week we find, among many others the Searchers — number ...

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


Dusty Springfield, the Lovin' Spoonful: Ready, Steady, Go!

Film/DVD/TV Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 23 April 1966

…and wasn't Dusty a gas on RSG? ...

The Sound Of '64

Retrospective by Steve Turner, New Musical Express, 8 November 1975

WHEN 'GLAD All Over', the third single by The Dave Clark Five, hit number one in Britain in January of 1964 it offered the media ...

Chad & Jeremy, the Mindbenders, Freddie & the Dreamers, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Searchers: The British Invasion — Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by Jeff Tamarkin, Billboard, 8 November 1986

PERHAPS HOPING to capitalize on the nostalgia fever that has made the recent Monkees tour a success, five acts that got their start during the ...

Call Me: The Songs Of Tony Hatch

Sleeve notes by Kieron Tyler, Sanctuary Records, July 2002

WHEN PETULA Clark hit number one in America with 'Downtown' in January 1965 she became the first British solo singer to top the US charts. ...

Lebensraum Twist

Retrospective and Interview by Alan Clayson, Record Collector, Fall 2011

Alan Clayson investigates British artists of the 1960s whose early output included records issued only in Germany. ...

see also Tony Hatch


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