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Jacks Out For The Strawbs

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, August 1973

THE BEST, and possibly only, way of breaking in a new band is to retreat into the country, converge on the local inn and set ...

The Strawbs: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Miles, New Musical Express, 3 January 1976

AFTER AN ABSURDLY dramatic entry, this much loved male sextet took their places with a white suited Dave Cousins in the limelight. ...

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The Strawbs

Interview by uncredited writer, Beat Instrumental, May 1970

ONE OF OUR most original groups that has not yet achieved the recognition it deserves is the Strawbs. They stand out instant by being an ...

Rick Wakeman: The Down To Earth Star

Interview by David Hughes, Disc and Music Echo, 5 June 1971

RICK WAKEMAN has been described as the saviour of the Strawbs, a musical genius, the great white wonder of progressive music and numerous other pretentious ...

The Strawbs: Shaw Theatre, London

Live Review by Martin Hayman, Sounds, 6 November 1971

THE STRAWBS made an auspicious return at the new Shaw Theatre, Euston Road, on Sunday night. With the addition of Blue Weaver on keyboards they ...

The Strawbs: From The Witchwood (A&M)

Review by Jonh Ingham, Rolling Stone, 25 November 1971

THE STRAWBS started out as a bluegrass duo, went through incarnations with Sandy Denny in her pre-Fairport days and a cellist from Sadler's Wells Opera ...

The Strawbs' Dave Cousins

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 22 January 1972

Can you talk, first of all, about the early days of the Strawbs, how you came together and so on. ...

The Strawbs: Grave New World

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 20 July 1972

WHEN DAVE COUSINS got together with Tony Hooper to form the Strawbs, he was writing songs strongly influenced by British and American traditional music. ...

Strawbs: Glitter where a frown used to be

Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, February 1973

BLUE WEAVER'S doctor will be giving him some vitamin tablets at the end of January. He'll have earned each and every one of them. For ...

The Strawbs: Bursting At The Seams

Review by John Pidgeon, Let It Rock, April 1973

THOSE WHOSE acquaintance with the Strawbs is older than a few months must have been surprised by the band's recent form: neither 'Lay Down' nor ...

King Crimson, Spooky Tooth, the Strawbs: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 3 May 1973


Foghat, the Strawbs, Back Door: Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Dan Nooger, The Village Voice, 18 October 1973

BACK DOOR is Ron Aspery on saxes, flute, and keyboard, Colin Hodgkinson on bass and mouth, and Tony Hicks on drums. All experienced London session ...

The Strawbs: Ripe Strawbs

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 10 November 1973

THE STRAWBS are at last beginning to mature into the kind of band that does justice to the eminence of the musicians involved. "Come down ...

Strawbs featuring Sandy Denny: All Our Own Work (Hallmark)

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 9 March 1974

GET THE duster out, mother. Clear those cobwebs away, here's one from the archives. The Strawbs and Sandy Denny together recorded in 1968. The first ...

The Strawbs: An interview with Dave Cousins

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 13 April 1974

DAVE COUSINS is one of the few musicians whom one can interview repeatedly and always come back with a fresh slant or a new revelation. ...

The Strawbs: Hero and Heroine; Fairport Convention: Nine

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 25 April 1974

The Strawbs and Fairport Convention are conveniently linked by their past importance in modernizing the British folk scene (and their use, at different times, of ...

Strawbs: Stumbling Cousins

Interview by Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 26 September 1974

LONDON — THERE'LL always be a Dave Cousins, sure, but will he always have a Strawbs? The group's leader has a knack for not saying ...

Ten Years of the Strawbs: From Donegan to Dali in Five Easy Stages

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, September 1975

THROUGH A ten-year period that has seen them frequently under-rated, and a time when they probably least deserved it the subject of mass adulation, the ...

Ten Years Of The Strawbs – Part Two 1970-1975

Retrospective and Interview by Jerry Gilbert, ZigZag, October 1975

THE STRAWBS were the first band to really find commercial success from within a folk environment. Dave Cousins was always clever in his adaptations of ...

Status Quo: Quo Storm The Castle

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Melody Maker, 31 July 1976

Rock festivals in Wales always tempt providence, as many a Marley or 10cc fan can attest. But at Cardiff Castle last Saturday, the sun shone ...

Sandy Denny & The Strawbs: All Our Own Work

Review and Interview by Rob Young, Uncut, August 2010

Early recordings of English folk's finest voice, definitively remastered. ...

Cruisin' with Justin & the Fudge: Five Days at Sea with the Rock Boomers

Report by Mark Leviton, Rock's Backpages, February 2019

"I've realized audiences aren't listening to the lyrics of my first song – they're too busy trying to figure out how old I look..." Al ...

see also Rick Wakeman


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