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Terry Reid

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Terry Reid on Led Zeppelin (2012)

Interview by Ian Ravendale, Rock's Backpages Audio, 14 September 2012

Terry can't remember if his band supported "the New Yardbirds" at Newcastle's Mayfair Ballroom, but he remembers Jimmy Page and manager Peter Grant planning to fill the vacuum left by Cream and Hendrix. He also reminisces about having to turn down Page's offer to become Led Zeppelin's frontman... and instead recommending Robert Plant and John Bonham to Page and Grant.

File format: mp3; file size: 18.2mb, interview length: 18' 55" sound quality: ** (phoner)


Scott Walker, Terry Reid, the Gun, the Casuals, Love Affair, the Paper Dolls: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 12 October 1968


Terry Reid: Dynamite — Comes in Three's

Profile and Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 15 February 1969

SLOWLY BUT more than surely, a new cult is building under our noses on both sides of the Atlantic. Centre of the exclusive attraction is ...

Terry Reid: Terry Reid (Epic)

Review by Loyd Grossman, Fusion, 17 October 1969

TERRY REID is not a very well known, often deprecated, and monstrously talented performer. Mickie Most is not a very good producer; Mickie Most is ...

The Rolling Stones...

Report by Wayne Robins, The Berkeley Barb, 14 November 1969

... at Oakland Coliseum, November 9, 1969. Featuring Ike & Tina Turner, B.B. King, Terry Reid, with a special appearance by Bill Graham. Written November 9-10, ...

Terry Reid: Terry Reid (Epic)

Review by John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 15 November 1969

BOUND AS he is to producer Mickie Most, who's good when he's interested and unthinkably horrid when he's not, as is obviously the case here, ...

Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Terry Reid: Olympia Stadium, Detroit MI

Live Review by Mike Gormley, Detroit Free Press, 26 November 1969

Rock's Rolling Stones Invade Olympia Stadium ...

Terry Reid: Whisky a Go Go, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 23 July 1970

Songwriter Reid Does His Bit as a Performer ...

Santana, Terry Reid: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Mark Plummer, Melody Maker, 15 May 1971

Slick, smooth Santana ...

Terry Reid: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 18 September 1971

OH, WHAT a good 'un Terry Reid has become. I hadn't seen him for something over a year until his Queen Elizabeth Hall concert last ...

Mitch Mitchell in the Talk-In

Interview by Dick Meadows, Sounds, 11 December 1971

I FIRST SAW the Jimi Hendrix Experience in a cramped Norfolk cellar club. Then the coloured guy with the frizzed-out hair was a nobody in ...

Terry’s Funky Steamer

Interview by Penny Valentine, Sounds, 1973

FOR A WEEK now in Los Angeles the local TV station have been running a series of old maestro W.C. Fields movies each morning. Today ...

Terry Reid: River

Review by Jon Tiven, Fusion, June 1973

AFTER WHAT SEEMS like a decade of musical silence, Terry Reid has finally come across with a new album which isn't called Water (scheduled for ...

Terry Reid: River

Review by Ken Barnes, Rolling Stone, 21 June 1973

IT'S BEEN three-and-a-half years since Terry Reid released his last album. At the time he looked like an emerging talent, with extraordinary voice, wild and ...

Terry Reid: River

Review and Interview by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, September 1973

AFTER A YEAR of voluntary exile from England, Terry Reid was back over here this June for a short tour to promote his first album ...

Terry’s Travels

Report and Interview by Mick Houghton, Let It Rock, September 1973

AFTER A YEAR of voluntary exile from England, Terry Reid was back over here this June for a short tour to promote his first album ...

Terry Reid: Reincarnated Cowboy

Profile and Interview by Jon Tiven, Sounds, 2 March 1974

"You’ve got Peter Jay, Led Zeppelin, and blah-blah-blah and it doesn’t have anything to do with what I’m doing now. Like here I am doing ...

Terry Reid: Still Making Waves

Interview by Mark Leviton, BAM, 15 December 1978

SANTA MONICA — Suppose for a moment you're a member of some English supergroup in the midst of a 30-city tour of the United States ...

Terry Reid: Mme. Wongs, Chinatown, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Mark Leviton, Music Connection, 21 January 1980

The Players: Terry Reid, guitar, vocals; Robert Newman, drums; Jon Brandt, bass. ...

Terry Reid: River

Review by Byron Coley, MOJO, March 2003

BY ALMOST any measure, 1973 was a craven, rotten fuck of a year. Although many pick 1968 as the nadir of 20th century underground culture, ...

Terry Reid

Retrospective and Interview by Geoff Barton, Classic Rock, March 2006

He turned down Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple. Meet rock's ultimate nearly man. ...

Terry Reid: What Is And What Should Never Be

Retrospective and Interview by Mick Houghton, Uncut, January 2011

He could have been the frontman of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and the Spencer Davis Group. Instead, Terry Reid embarked on a remarkable musical adventure ...

"The new chaps are only about 19 and full of enthusiasm": The birth of Led Zeppelin

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), September 2012

In this excerpt from his oral history Trampled Under Foot: The Power and Excess of Led Zeppelin, Barney Hoskyns charts the formation and ascent of ...

Terry Reid: The Other Side Of The River (Future Days)

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, June 2016

TERRY REID'S place in rock history is secure if only for his decision not to be the lead singer of Led Zeppelin (it wouldn't have ...


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