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Disc was the predecessor to Disc Weekly, which in turn merged with Music Echo to become Disc and Music Echo.

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Pat Boone: Cover Personality: Pat Boone

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 7 February 1959

JUST FOUR years ago this month, a young singer called Pat Boone made his debut on record. Since then, amid the overnight wonders and the ...

Sammy Davis Jr.: Sammy Davis Jnr.: No Hits For Two Years

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 7 March 1959

But he's still on top with the fans ...

Russ Conway: "I've Only Had One Big Hit" says Russ Conway

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 May 1959

"YOU'RE joking, of course," said Russ Conway when I told him that he was to be featured on our cover. "I don't deserve it. After ...

Lonnie Donegan: The House Built on Skiffle (for £11,000)

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 23 May 1959

THIS WEEK'S Cover Personality has not tried "sticking his chewing gum on the bedpost overnight." "I would not dare," says Lonnie Donegan. "I have just ...

Lonnie Donegan: Cover Personality: Lonnie Donegan

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 26 September 1959

LONNIE DONEGAN was rehearsing for a TV show when I tracked him down. He was in one of his usual good moods and greeted me ...

Emile Ford: The Checkmates Go Into The Charts

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 7 November 1959

They recorded the number which won them the Disc amateur vocal group contest ...

Winifred Atwell: More Albums from Winnie

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 28 November 1959

AND ONE OF THEM IS A 'CLASSICS ONLY' LP ...

Gene Vincent: They All Want Gene Vincent

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 5 December 1959

RADIO AND TV, STAGE SHOWS IN BRITAIN AND FRANCE, A GERMAN TOUR, MORE STAGE SHOWS HERE ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Cover Personality: Johnny Kidd — Johnny Has Hopes of a U.S. Trip

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 19 December 1959

A CHANCE meeting with top American radio personality, Rene Morell, put Johnny Kidd's version of 'If You Were The Only Girl In The World' in ...

Fats Domino: Cover Personality — No Change, Fats is Still at the Top

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 9 January 1960

ROCK MAY not be dead, but it certainly has changed, and so have most of the singers. They change to try to be different but ...

Charles Mingus: Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop: East Coasting (12in. Parlophone PMCI092)***

Review by uncredited writer, Disc, 30 January 1960

Mingus is blazing, bitter — and outstanding ...

Frank Ifield: Aussies? Squares?

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 30 January 1960

The fans get a better deal down under says FRANK IFIELD, Australia's Tommy Steele, now making a name for himself over here ...

Johnny and The Hurricanes: Johnny & The Hurricanes: They're Wild, Man, Like Crazy

Comment by June Harris, Disc, 30 January 1960

JUNE HARRIS examines that rocking phenomenon JOHNNY & THE HURRICANES ...

Bobby Darin: This Is Darin (London)

Review by uncredited writer, Disc, 26 March 1960

DARIN DOES IT AGAIN ...

Fears... Hopes... Dreams... They're All Centred On That Recording Test

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 April 1960

To find out what it is like on the receiving end DISC sent June Harris along to take that first and biggest hurdle of a pop singer's ...

Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent: Eddie Cochran Tragedy — Body Flown to States

Report by uncredited writer, Disc, 23 April 1960

Gene Vincent's injuries are not serious ...

Perry Como: Como Show May Be Filmed In Paris, Milan,

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 April 1960

PERRY COMO arrived at London Airport on Saturday, and within minutes of landing he was filming his first scene for the London edition of his ...

Brenda Lee — Only Fifteen but They Want Her for Hollywood

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 28 May 1960

"SHE'S DYNAMIC. For her age she's ridiculously adult, she knows exactly what she wants and goes all out to get it." This is Wham! producer Jack Good ...

Billy Fury: Fury Plans to Sing Blues

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 4 June 1960

BILLY FURY, the 19-year-old rock singer from Liverpool, enthused: "I must be Britain's number one fan of the blues." And he added: "In time, I ...

Joe Brown: First it was Tommy Steele, now it's JOE BROWN — Film Star

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 27 August 1960

'I just can't wait to do those pub shots' ...

Jimmy Jones Gets Used to Our One-Nighters

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 29 October 1960

IT IS TWO and a half weeks since Jimmy Jones started his British tour, and it was not until last week at the Astoria Cinema, ...

Duane Eddy: Over a Desert to Make a Disc

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 12 November 1960

DUANE EDDY lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and has to drive more than 200 miles — across desert — to reach Los Angeles and the recording ...

Jess Conrad, Gene Vincent: Gene Vincent, Jess Conrad: East Ham Granada, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 18 February 1961

GENE VINCENT and Jess Conrad, heading the latest all-star rock package, are a knockout! ...

The Ventures: Can The Ventures Hit the Jackpot for Third Time?

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 1 April 1961

IN HOLLYWOOD last week, Liberty Records announced that their overseas turnover amounted to 25% of the company's sales. The Ventures, who have had two best ...

Cliff Richard, The Shadows: Another Hit for Cliff but This ISN'T Expected

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 April 1961

CLIFF RICHARD, winner of eight of our Silver Discs, has another hit on his hands, and one he did not really expect. The number is ...

Lonnie Donegan, Cliff Richard, The Shadows: Cliff Richard and The Shadows, Lonnie Donegan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 15 April 1961

CLIFF, SHADOWS TOPS IN BEAT SHOW ...

Adam Faith: Jack Good Reveals the 'Real' Adam Faith

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 6 May 1961

He's back to work on TV, films and two LPs ...

Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers: New to You: Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 1 July 1961

'You've Got What I Like' ...

Clarence "Frogman" Henry: 'Frogman' Henry: Made His First Disc Five Years Ago

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 15 July 1961

NEW ORLEANS — the home of jazz since the turn of the century... of Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino and now Clarence "Frogman" Henry. ...

Ann-Margret, Kenny Clayton, The Highwaymen (folk), Barry Mann, The Mar-Keys: New To You

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 2 September 1961

The Highwaymen 'Michael' ...

Geoffrey Goddard: 'Buddy Holly Spoke To Me' says singer who wrote 'Tribute'

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 26 October 1961

THREE weeks before the release of 'Johnny Remember Me', songwriter Geoffrey Goddard claims he received a "message" from the late Buddy Holly saying "this song ...

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 25 November 1961

Brubeck is on a waltz kick now ...

Dave Brubeck: I Don't Want to Go Commercial says DAVE BRUBECK

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 25 November 1961

HAS DAVE Brubeck, who arrived in Britain for a concert tour last Friday, created a precedent with 'Take Five' that will lead to a more ...

Bobby Vee: The Old Rock Has Gone For Good

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 December 1961

Bobby Vee talks to DISC ...

Chubby Checker: American Bandstand: $250,000 of Talent Sang 'Happy Birthday'

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 16 December 1961

* BOBBY RYDELL SWORE ME TO SECRECY * CHUBBY'S GREETING CAN BE KILLING * EYDIE'S COUGH GETS INTO ACT HARRY WALTERS talks to June Harris about ...

Cliff Richard, The Shadows: The Young Ones (dir. Sidney J. Furie, Warner-Pathé)

Film/DVD/TV Review by June Harris, Disc, 16 December 1961

CLIFF SHOWS HOW POP STARS SHOULD MAKE FILMS June Harris reviews The Young Ones ...

Bobby Vee: I Wish You All As Good A Time As I Will Have

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 December 1961

BOBBY VEE sends an exclusive Christmas message to DISC ...

Eden Kane: No Risks — That Third Hit Was Far Too Vital

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 27 January 1962

EDEN KANE talks about 'Forget Me Not' ...

Bobby Vee Gets a Pleasant Shock at British TV

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 3 February 1962

HERALDED BY more than 200 members or his British fan dab, and flanked by officials from the Liberty Recording Company, Bobby Vee flew into Britain ...

Snuff Garrett, Gene McDaniels, Cliff Richard, Bobby Vee: Snuffy Garrett: I'd Change The Backing If I Recorded Cliff In America

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 10 February 1962

SNUFFY GARRETT, the 22-year-old A& Rhead of Liberty's chart-hitting teenage artists at present over here with the label's top seller, Bobby Vee, wants to record ...

Ella Fitzgerald: Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 24 February 1962

SLIMMER ELLA IS AT HER BEST ...

Joe Brown, Karl Denver, Eden Kane, John Leyton: John Leyton, Eden Kane, Joe Brown, Karl Denver: Gaumont State, Kilburn, London

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 24 February 1962

Denver is hit of Parnes package ...

Gene Chandler: Chandler Could Surprise Us All With His U.S. Hit

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 3 March 1962

FROM THE very top of the American charts where he has ousted all versions of the Twist with his sensational debut record 'Duke Of Earl', ...

Joey Dee & the Starliters: The Peppermint Boys Have A Great Chance

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 17 March 1962

IT IS SURPRISING that Joey Dee and the Starliters, next to Chubby Checker the most famous "twisters" in America, have not yet made it here ...

Johnny Burnette: Already Dead Keen to Come Back

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 April 1962

JOHNNY BURNETTE arrived in Britain at the end of last week for his tour with U.S. Bonds and Gene McDaniels, which opens in Glasgow on ...

Bobby Darin: Confident Darin Is Careful Over Films

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 26 May 1962

CONFIDENT. That's the word that seems to describe Bobby Darin better than any other. He has known what he wanted, has set out to get ...

John D. Loudermilk and Fred Foster: Nashville Men Take a Look at London

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 9 June 1962

TRAVELLING companions on a brief visit to London last week were songwriter and RCA recording artist John D. Loudermilk, and Fred Foster, the 30-year-old boss ...

Henry Mancini: Thirty-Minute Song Will Make Mancini A Fortune

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 9 June 1962

"I RECKON I'll have made around $100,000 dollars on 'Moon River' within the next two years or so," said Henry "Hank" Mancini, or the song ...

John Leyton: I Can't Keep On With This Sob Stuff

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 7 July 1962

WATCH OUT for John Leyton's next release. The change in style is going to hit you smack between the ears! Gone are the emotional lyrics ...

Ketty Lester: Now Ketty Lester Faces The Big Test

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 7 July 1962

CAN KETTY Lester do it again? Can she sustain the tremendous success she achieved with 'Love Letters' with her next release, 'But Not For Me', ...

The Dave Clark Five: New To You: The Dave Clark Five

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 14 July 1962

It all started with soccer ...

The Crickets: Crickets May Have To Tour Without Jerry Allison

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 28 July 1962

JERRY ALLISON, longest-serving member of the Crickets, whose 'Don't Ever Change' is still climbing our Top Twenty, may not be able to get to England ...

Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal, Joe South: New For You: Tommy Roe, Billy Joe Royal and Joe South

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 26 August 1962

 U.S. Stars Hopes For More Success Here ...

Billy Boyle, Carole King, Babs Tino: New to You: Carole Writes, Arranges — And Now She Sings

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 8 September 1962

Carole King: 'It Might As Well Rain Until September' ...

Doug Sheldon: We Can Produce That American Sound

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 8 September 1962

LAST WEEK I was allowed to listen to something very new on the British recording scene, something that could have repercussions throughout the industry and ...

Buzz Clifford, Dion, Del Shannon: Dion And Buzz Have a Swinging Day in Britain

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 September 1962

...at the invitation of DISC! ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: The Star Club: Fantastic, That's the Scene in Germany

Report and Interview by uncredited writer, Disc, 15 September 1962

"FANTASTIC. Like a world on its own. Things there swing so much it's breathtaking." And "there" is NOT America, but... Germany, the country that is ...

Bobby Vinton: I Wanted To Record 'Lonely' But Buddy Greco Got In First

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 September 1962

WHAT'S IT feel like to write a number you think is great, be allowed to record it on an LP after much argument, and then, ...

Frank Ifield: U.S. Success Shakes Ifield

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 September 1962

"I THINK it's fantastic," said Frank Ifield over the phone from Brighton where he was appearing last week. "Suddenly 'I Remember You' is selling throughout ...

The Crickets, Gene McDaniels, Matt Monro, The Rivingtons: The Crickets, The Rivingtons, Gene McDaniels: Liberty Chief Was Surprised By Crickets' Hit!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 September 1962

DO YOU LIKE a real, bluesy, earthy, down-south American sound? If you do, then your ears will flap when you listen to 'Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow', a new ...

John Barry, The Beatles, Duane Eddy, Frank Ifield: Chart Chatter by June Harris: Frank Ifield Just Had To Hit That Top Spot!

Report by June Harris, Disc, 10 November 1962

THERE'LL BE no stopping Frank Ifield now! It HAD to happen that 'Lovesick Blues' would hit number one, and establish the Australian as our leading ...

Jet Harris & Tony Meehan: Jet And Tony Can't Wait To Cut That Disc

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 10 November 1962

"JUST THINK, me and Tony together again after a year. I think it's the greatest, in fact, I'm so excited that I just wish we ...

The Beatles: Beatles Find Show Biz Isn't All Fun

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 24 November 1962

THE BEATLES, newest British group to join the ever-growing list of outfits to challenge the Shadows, dropped into the DISC office just about 12 hours ...

Little Eva Can't Wait To Get Here!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 1 December 1962

"I'M FIGHTING like mad to get Carole King to come with me on this trip," said Little Eva. "But I think it's going to be ...

Patsy Cline: Patsy Cashes In on the C and W Boom

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 1 December 1962

LAST WEEK, when 'Heartaches' eased its way into our Top Thirty at 29, Patsy Cline became the first American country and western girl to get ...

Freddy Cannon, Alexis Korner: Freddy Cannon Raves over OUR R & B music!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 8 December 1962

STRICTLY NON-working hours for Freddy Cannon whenever he visits Britain are spent, whenever possible, at London's Marquee jazz club, watching Alexis Korner at work. As ...

Nat King Cole: Not Even Nat Cole Can Afford To Be Without A Hit

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 December 1962

AFTER 25 years in show business, with TV, radio and cabaret success his for the asking, you might think that Nat King Cole would count ...

Helen Shapiro: She's Full of her New Home

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 December 1962

Big party plans ...

Heinz, The Tornados: Tornados Shock: Heinz Leaves

Report by uncredited writer, Disc, 29 December 1962

Bass guitarist wants to be a singer ...

Duane Eddy: From Arizona, DUANE EDDY tells DISC Now I Know I'm On The Right Twang

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 12 January 1963

GUITAR-MAN Duane Eddy says that he's back on the "right twang" — and will stay there — girl chorus and all — for his next ...

Tony Orlando: Give Him a Hit, and Tony Orlando Will Come Back to Britain

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 12 January 1963

IF "DISC DATE" reviewer Don Nicholl is right and 'Beautiful Dreamer' DOES make the charts, then Tony Orlando will be rushing back to Britain just ...

Shirley Bassey: Shirley, These Gowns Are Just Great!

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 19 January 1963

TOMORROW (Friday) Shirley Bassey will appear at a special concert in Washington before President Kennedy to mark the anniversary of his inauguration, the first time ...

Brian Hyland: Gee, I'm So Excited I Can Hardly Believe It

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 26 January 1963

Brian Hyland talks to June Harris just before he leaves for his first-ever trip to Britain ...

Brian Hyland: Wow, I'm Going To Love England, Says Brian

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 February 1963

"I DIG girls, suede coats, Del Shannon, one-nighters, C and W music, Cliff Richard, appearing on television and London," said Brian Hyland. ...

Little Eva: England, That's Something Different says Little Eva

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 February 1963

"I USED to sing whenever I was asked... and sometimes even when I wasn't asked!" recalls Little Eva. "But to be actually invited to sing ...

The Beatles: Liverpool Group Takes Britain by Storm

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 9 February 1963

LAST WEEK Brian Matthew described The Beatles as "the most original musical and visual sensation since The Shadows." And the off-beat writings of leader John ...

The Four Seasons, The Orlons, The Rooftop Singers, Dee Dee Sharp: You'll be Hearing a Lot More of the 4 Seasons

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 February 1963

DICK CLARK, top U.S. D.J., tells DISC ...

Ray Charles: A Genius — But He Needs The Right Audience

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 2 March 1963

TOP AMERICAN DJ DICK CLARK TALKS TO JUNE HARRIS ABOUT — RAY CHARLES ...

The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers: Merseyside Beat Pays Off At Last!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 23 March 1963

IT'S ALL happening up in Liverpool! First The Beatles, now Gerry and the Pacemakers and in a few weeks time, who knows? The music the ...

Helen Shapiro: There's Going to be a Brand New Me says Helen Shapiro

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 30 March 1963

"IT'LL TAKE a little time," said Helen Shapiro, as we chatted during a BBC rehearsal, "but I've decided there's going to be a new me." ...

The Springfields: Hit Trio Get The Holiday Fever!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 13 April 1963

Another disc crashes the charts, but The Springfields still want that break! ...

Roy Orbison: Hits Are Great — But I Miss Those (MODEL) Planes

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 20 April 1963

A few weeks before the start of his first-ever tour of Britain, and with 'In Dreams' still climbing the charts here, ROY ORBISON talks to ...

Gerry & The Pacemakers: Pacemakers are still on Cloud Nine

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 27 April 1963

AT SOME time — he was in such a daze he can't remember exactly when — between the hours of 5 and 6 p.m. on ...

Billie Davis, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, John Leyton, Duffy Power, Mike Sarne: John Leyton, Mike Sarne, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan et al: Essoldo, Brighton

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 4 May 1963

SARNE STEALS SHOW ...

The Chiffons, Ruby & the Romantics: Romantics and Chiffons Make Their Marks

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 4 May 1963

Five girls, four boys, two hit groups ...

Dee Dee Sharp: Dee Dee's Not Really Wild!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 11 May 1963

ON RECORD, Dee Dee Sharp is wild and uninhibited, but in real life, she's delightful, delectable and very STUDIOUS! ...

Del Shannon, Johnny Tillotson: Del Loves England, But It Hurts His Pocket

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 11 May 1963

DISC TALKS TO DEL SHANNON AND JOHNNY TILLOTSON ...

The Four Seasons, as they dash into Britain, tell Disc We're Getting Used to Tearing Around

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 18 May 1963

"SURPRISED ABOUT our last-minute British trip? No, I guess not," said Tommy de Vito of The Four Seasons over fried eggs and sausages at London's ...

The Beatles: ...Disaster nearly struck The Beatles!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 25 May 1963

Back from their holiday in the Canary Isles, the boys tell of the moment when... ...

The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Roy Orbison: The Beatles, Roy Orbison, Gerry & the Pacemakers: Adelphi, Slough

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 25 May 1963

Beatles-Roy Orbison tour is a sensation! ...

Roy Orbison, Del Shannon: Del And Roy Hope To Tour Here Again — But Together

Report and Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 8 June 1963

ROY ORBISON and Del Shannon have formed a mutual admiration society! More than anything, these two American stars would love to make a British tour ...

Gerry & The Pacemakers: Gerry & the Pacemakers: Gerry and the Judies*

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 8 June 1963

*DOLLS, BIRDS, CHICKS, DAMES ...

Del Shannon: A Great Tour But Del's Happy To Be Home

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 June 1963

DEL SHANNON gulped down a bottle of coke, lit a cigar and leaned back in his leather upholstered chair. On his last night in England, ...

Freddie & The Dreamers: Freddie, of the Dreamers, has a Weakness for 'Birds', Fruit and Squash

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 22 June 1963

FREDDIE GARRETTY ordered a glass of orange squash, six dishes of fruit salad, and confessed that two items share the number one spot in his ...

Freddie & The Dreamers: June Harris watches a new Freddie and the Dreamers, session, and talks to Mitch Murray

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 29 June 1963

Freddie and the boys have a ball in the studio ...

Billy J. Kramer: Great Session by Billy J — But Those Tonsils Will Have To Come Out!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 6 July 1963

BILLY J. KRAMER has tonsil trouble. "I reckon I'll have 'em chopped out in September," he told me over the phone last week. "The specialist ...

The Beatles, Elvis Presley: John Lennon: El's Still The King — But He's Got To Watch It!

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 6 July 1963

That 'I don't like Presley' remark on Juke Box Jury has caused an uproar, but JOHN LENNON is sticking to what he said.... ...

John Leyton: Leyton Wants a House — in the South of France!

Interview by Jean Carol, Disc, 6 July 1963

JOHN LEYTON, was happily posing for photographers near EMI's office in London. As usual he was handsomely groomed and well dressed. And, despite the fact ...

The Beatles, The Isley Brothers: The Beatles did it on an LP, now the Isley Brothers and Tremeloes make the 30

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 6 July 1963

THERE ARE very few way-out, wild rhythm and blues numbers which hit the British charts. 'Twist And Shout' by The Isley Brothers is one of ...

The Springfields: All Change Springs Go For R and B

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 6 July 1963

TOM SPRINGFIELD gave a gusty yawn over the 'phone, remarked, "I'm not with it this afternoon, mate" and asked for two minutes silence to put ...

Helen Shapiro: There's Just No Stopping The New Style Helen!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 13 July 1963

TO SAY there are changes in Helen Shapiro would be an understatement. In less than three months, the 16-year-old singer has developed info a poised, ...

The Searchers: 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! ...

Joe Brown: Shooting, Yes, and Riding, But Right Now Joe's Crazy About That Fishin' Lark

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 13 July 1963

JOE BROWN slapped his make-up on, ran his fingers through his close-cropped hair and complained of sheer fatigue. "I dunno what's the matter with me, ...

The Tornados: 'Telstar' Still Makes Tornados Nervous!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 13 July 1963

FIVE TIE-less, tan-less Tornados trooped into the stately lounge at the Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth, and shocked the residents into silence as, none too quietly, ...

The Beatles: Beatles Recover From That Fantastic EP

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 17 July 1963

JOHN LENNON removed his black rimmed glasses and wiped the steam off with his tie. The other three Beatles hunted blindly for chairs, dropped in ...

The Big Three: Everything Happens to the Big Three — Even an Electric Shock!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 20 July 1963

"ISN'T IT fab" remarked Johnny Hutchinson. "Are we really in the charts again? It's gear. The works." Johnny was enthusing over the success of the ...

Chuck Berry: At Last it's the Real Thing!

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 27 July 1963

CHUCK BERRY, THE WILD MAN OF BEAT MUSIC, GETS HIS BIG CHANCE ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones Just Live for Kicks

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 3 August 1963

IF YOU happen to have a load of bricks and mortar lying around, don't be surprised if five young hipsters, sporting ragged haircuts and corduroy ...

The Tymes Are Not Just One Hit Wonders

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 3 August 1963

"THEY'RE THE Ink Spots of the future — or The Platters A without the girl," said Frankie Day, manager of the new, swinging hit parade ...

Dick Dale, The Surfaris: Two Hits Already: U.S. Surfing Craze Could Easily Catch On Over Here

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 10 August 1963

BEAT BUG... gremlin... hodad... hiway surfer... shooting the curl... stoked... wipe out. This is the jargon used by surf crazy teenagers in California, and throughout ...

The Beatles, The Big Three, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Merseybeats: The Beatles, the Liverpool Sound, Gerry and the Pacemakers... The Cavern — This Is Where It All Started!

Report by Jean Carol, Disc, 17 August 1963

JEAN CAROL finds out what it is really like. ...

The Searchers: Everything Happens to the Searchers!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 24 August 1963

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

Del Shannon, Back in the Charts With 'Two Silhouettes', Says... I Won't Come to Britain Too Often

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 31 August 1963

DEL SHANNON'S back in the charts with 'Two Silhouettes' — a number he chose while he was in Surrey on his last British trip! ...

Jan & Dean: Hits in a Garage — By Jan and Dean!

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 7 September 1963

JAN AND DEAN, those two all-American boys with the clean-cut college look — both are over six feet tall, boasting blue eyes and blond hair, ...

The Bachelors Have Split up — But Only to Get More Space

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 14 September 1963

THE BACHELORS have split up. Not for real, but much to the relief of Con Clusky and John Stokes, youngest member Dec Clusky has moved ...

Tommy Roe wants to crack London Town wide open!

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 14 September 1963

...and June Harris shows him around ...

The Searchers: 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! ...

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

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 21 September 1963

ROY, BRIAN, FREDDIE — THEY'RE A KNOCKOUT! ...

The Searchers: '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 ...

Little Richard: Gaumont Theatre, Watford

Live Review by June Harris, Disc, 12 October 1963

RICHARD IS DYNAMIC ...

Chuck Berry: He's Running an Amusement Park in Missouri!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 9 November 1963

IT'S ALL happening for Chuck Berry! He's come hurtling back in the British charts with 'Memphis, Tennessee', and now he's all set for his debut ...

The Crystals: Now There's Only Three They're Still Looking For A Fourth!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 9 November 1963

THREE CRYSTALS, and wearing very offbeat outfits, sat grouped on an American type put-u-up in a huge apartment on New York's fashionable East Side. At ...

The Ronettes, Phil Spector: The Ronettes

Profile and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 9 November 1963

A two-week British tour is planned for end of January ...

Dusty Springfield, The Springfields: The Springfields: Separate Careers and All Booming!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 30 November 1963

Dusty, Tom and Mike go solo — and head for the top ...

The Singing Nun: A Nun — The Strangest Hit Parader!

Profile by Alan Walsh, Disc, 7 December 1963

IN ALL THE surprise at the success of 'Dominique' by a Belgian missionary nun, one thing has perhaps tended to be forgotten — the future ...

Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley: Chuck and Bo May Tour Here Together in March

Report by June Harris, Disc, 7 December 1963

WHAT DO you think of having Chock Berry and Bo Diddley headline a rhythm and blues package in England? Promoter Don Arden, just back from ...

The Beatles: Only Do TV — At First

Report and Interview by Alan Walsh, Disc, 7 December 1963

WHEN THE Beatles go to America next year it will be virtually only to appear on the Ed Sullivan TV show. Speaking to me in ...

The Dave Clark Five: Dave Clark: He Loves Acting Just As Much As Singing!

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 14 December 1963

...

The Beatles: Beatles: Yes, It's All So Different Now, Says John

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

JOHN LENNON was the first to enter the Southend Odeon. He strolled across the stage looking very un-Beatlish in a suede cap and huge dark ...

The Beatles: Paris Prepares For That Beatle Invasion

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

June Harris talks to Jo Bergman of the Beatles Press office, just back from Paris ...

The Beatles — and 1964

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

Nobody can look back on 1963 with more satisfaction than The Beatles. In the last 12 months they've caused riots at the Royal Variety Performance, ...

The Beatles — and 1964

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

This year has been just fantastic, but despite what the pessimists say, the next 12 months could be even bigger for the Beatles. Nobody can look ...

The Beatles: Yes, It's All So Different Now, Says John

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 21 December 1963

JOHN LENNON was the first to enter the Southend Odeon. He strolled across the stage looking very un-Beatlish in a suede cap and huge dark ...

Dusty Springfield: Dusty Celebrates as She Plans Her First Album

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 4 January 1964

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD has just won a Silver Disc for her first solo single, 'I Only Want To Be With You', and she was bubbling over ...

The Searchers: 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 ...

The Beatles: Beatles Head For No.1 In U.S.!

Report by June Harris, Disc, 18 January 1964

THE BEATLES' 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' is heading straight for the Number One spot in the American 100! Last Friday the record soared ...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates: Johnny Kidd Denies Pirates Split

Interview by Alan Walsh, Disc, 18 January 1964

JOHNNY KIDD, just back from another successful season at Hamburg's Star Club, looked sunburned — so sunburned in fact, his face was chapped and peeling. ...

The Swinging Blue Jeans: New Sound Wanted for Blue Jeans' Next Disc

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 25 January 1964

THE SWINGING Blue Jeans were rehearsing like mad in the final few minutes before their guest appearance on Go Man Go. ...

Cilla Black: Cilla Cut Disc In Three Takes

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 1 February 1964

"I DON'T care if it doesn't go. In ten years' time, I can look back on 'Anyone Who Had A Heart', and say to myself, ...

Phil Spector: Man Of The Moment Spector Wants To Be Controversial

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 1 February 1964

PHIL SPECTOR checked the gold watch hanging from the chain of his elaborate black brocade waistcoat, and remarked: "It's 6.30 a.m. in Los Angeles, and ...

The Beatles: Worried About That American Trip? Not Us, Say John and George

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 8 February 1964

TOMORROW (Friday) is B-Day in New York. And in New York. The Beatles mean big business! They will arrive at 1.40 p.m. to be met ...

The Ronettes: We Just Haven't Stopped Buying

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 8 February 1964

Ronettes really dig our clothes ...

The Crystals: Crystals Aim To Hit All Our Shops

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 February 1964

Four slick chicks fly starry-eyed into town — in knee-length boots ...

Gene Pitney: I Feel So Comfortable in Britain, Says Gene

Report and Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 February 1964

"TWENTY-FOUR hours from home!" That was Gene Pitney's comment when he flew into London from Paris last Wednesday for a day on his way back ...

The Merseybeats: Merseybeats — On The Way Up — Look For A Replacement

Interview by Alan Walsh, Disc, 15 February 1964

IN THE background was that thumping, dynamic beat that tells you this is Liverpool! And the voice on the phone, too, was unmistakably Scouse. Tony ...

Heinz: Tours, Films, a Summer Season... It's ALL Happening This Year

Interview by June Harris, Disc, 15 February 1964

Heinz talks to June Harris about 1964 ...

Big Dee Irwin, Bobby Vee: Big Dee and Bobby Vee both swing in

Profile by June Harris, Disc, 22 February 1964

TWO TOP American stars, Big Dee Irwin and Bobby Vee, arrive this week for starring stints on The Searchers-Dusty Springfield package, opening at the Slough ...

Billy J. Kramer: Billy Has An Eye For Pop Fashion

Interview by Alan Walsh, Disc, 29 February 1964

BILLY J. KRAMER, rated one of Britain's snappiest popsters dresswise, was talking to me about his wardrobe. We were in Liverpool, where Billy was relaxing ...

Roy Orbison's Moving Into His Dream House

Report by June Harris, Disc, 29 February 1964

ROY ORBISON, who will be back here in a few weeks for a tour which opens on April 17 and whose 'Borne On The Wind' ...

The Searchers: 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 ...

The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, Marianne Faithfull, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Jonathan King, Lulu, Manfred Mann, The Moody Blues, The Walker Brothers: How To Get Our Autograph — And Live!

Interview by uncredited writer, Disc, 14 August 1965

* stage door routine * butter-up compere * through fan club ...

David Bowie: Chart Control to David Bowie: The "Human Oddity" Interviewed

Report and Interview by Penny Valentine, Disc, 11 October 1969

DAVID BOWIE IS 22 years old, thin, with a halo of fair hair, a delicately soft face and two cold eyes. One is pale kitten ...

Judee Sill: A Sill-y Story: Judee Sill

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 8 April 1972

JUDEE SILL is quite a remarkable woman. When you consider her past it becomes apparent just how remarkable. She lost both her parents and her ...

Rory Gallagher: Rollicking Rory - Live at Leeds

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 8 April 1972

YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE. Those uniformed peak capped gendarmes with sergeant stripes and an air of placid bewilderment. ...

David Bowie: Bent on Success

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 6 May 1972

DAVID BOWIE is at last letting the Great British Public catch up with him. With grasshopper alacrity, he has kept ahead of us for years ...

The Faces Under The Big Top

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 6 May 1972

AFTER A WHILE, you get the feeling you're part of the scenario for one of those colossally far-fetched paperbacks with titles like Rock God (make ...

Chicago: Chicago Is…

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 13 May 1972

"IT'S RIDICULOUS really," said Chicago's composer and keyboard man, Bob Lamm, "Here I am in Hollywood, living in grand style and my parents are still ...

Emerson Lake And Palmer: Emerson Lake and Palmer: Why Keith Wants To Become Immortal

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 13 May 1972

KEITH EMERSON would like to be remembered as a twentieth century composer – he thinks about it quite a lot and finds it curious that ...

Joe Cocker: I Almost Forgot What Rock 'N' Roll Was All About

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 13 May 1972

THE CURRY looked sort of ropey. It had probably been frozen for a lifetime between cardboard. Joe Cocker examined it incredulously, sifting it through his ...

Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson: Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge: Kris and the Delta lady

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 13 May 1972

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and the Delta Lady — Rita Coolidge — arrived in London last week to a hero's welcome. Could it be that people are ...

The Everly Brothers: Back In Favour

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 13 May 1972

JUST WHEN we were getting used to thinking of the Everly Brothers as a monument to a distant era they come up with Stories We ...

Jo Jo Gunne: The Spirit of Jo Jo Gunne

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 27 May 1972

SOME say the stench given off by their first album is just too rank to bear. Others are moved to disagree. Strong stuff, it is ...

Yes: Yes are Well and Grooving

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 27 May 1972

IN THE basement of Una Billings School of Dancing, Shepherd's Bush, London, Yes are bouncing ideas off each other for a new album. Jon Anderson, ...

Spencer Davis Group: Spencer Davis: Waiting For The Next Crack-Up

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 3 June 1972

SPENCER DAVIS' ailment is that he's hooked on music. It has made him ill, broke, come near to wrecking his marriage and, although he talks ...

Stackridge: The Stackridge Story

Review and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 3 June 1972

NOW JIM Walters has passed his bricklaying exams he's rejoined his old band Stackridge. If things don't work out, you see, he'll have something to ...

Caravan: Missing Out On Hysteria

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 24 June 1972

YOU CAN almost see the sky through the hazy plastic roof. Richard Sinclair hands around huge pastries stuffed with stringy macro weeds. Guzzling Cokes and ...

Gladys Knight: Gladys and Her British Problem

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 24 June 1972

"UNDERRATED" is a fond word of Press agents and record companies to explain away lack of success for their artists. So when someone uses the ...

The Rolling Stones: Rolling Stones: Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelsohn, Disc, 24 June 1972

VIRTUALLY nowhere during the past week could a Hollywood hipster fail to encounter signs proclaiming the purchasability (mostly at prices reminiscent of a prince's ransom) ...

Viola Wills

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 24 June 1972

THE SANCTIFIED Sisters, four beautiful black ladies Joe Cocker collected in the US for his British homecoming, are more than visual relief from all those ...

J. Geils Band: J Geils Band: Rude Noises

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 8 July 1972

J. GEILS make the sort of rude music Jagger and his band specialised in before they started showering regularly and holidaying in the South of ...

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: Martha Reeves Goes Solo

Report and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 8 July 1972

MARTHA REEVES is going solo. After 10 years fronting one of Motown's most successful groups, Martha and the Vandellas, Miss Reeves is stepping out alone. ...

Average White Band: Above Average White Band

Profile and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 22 July 1972

THIS PIECE, unless I serve a personal restraining order and keep my legs firmly crossed, is likely to develop into a hysterical citation of the ...

Iggy Pop, The Stooges: Iggy & The Stooges: Kingsound (King's Cross Cinema), London

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 22 July 1972

IGGY AND the Stooges made their first performance in over a year on Saturday night, Sunday morning. Despite the event happening in the dead of ...

Little Richard: The Georgia Peach

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 19 August 1972

OOOWEE, Lawd knows it was a bad night's work. According to the divine plan, the Wembley crowd should have been blowing kisses at the Georgia ...

Bill Withers: Leanin' On Bill Withers

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 26 August 1972

THAT OLD saying "never too late" is certainly true in the case of Bill Withers. Withers is just about the hottest male singer in America ...

Bobby Vee: Bye Bye Bobby – Meet Mr Villene

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 26 August 1972

A CLAIM to fame you don't often associate with Bobby Vee is that he once sacked Bob Dylan from his band. Over here having just ...

Joe's Lights: Many Hands Make Lights Work

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 2 September 1972

A look at the people behind the glitter. Caroline Boucher meets JOE'S LIGHTS, one of the best creative light shows around today ...

Thelma Houston: Happy Houston

Interview by Robin Katz, Disc, 2 September 1972

IT WASN'T very long ago that Thelma Houston was on everyone's list as most probable new star. The reasoning was simple. Thelma's first album had ...

Bobby Womack: Preacher Bobby's Hour-Long Sermon

Interview by Robin Katz, Disc, 7 October 1972

YOU JUST CAN'T talk to Bobby Womack. Don't misunderstand. It's not that this man doesn't have a thing to say, quite the contrary. ...

Sandy Denny: Lady Mitchell College, Cambridge

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 14 October 1972

THERE APPEARS to be an army of green men all over Cambridgeshire. I thought it odd, at first, that every pub in the county should ...

Lou Reed: The Black Sheep of New York

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 21 October 1972

THE INTERVIEW is to take place in a pub just off London's Curzon Street at around lunch-time. Lou Reed arrives late, looking papery. He's not ...

Gary Glitter: A Raven in Rich Plumage

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 4 November 1972

"YOU WILL bear in mind that he's got dreadful 'flu, won't you," says Gary Glitter's publicity agent when we fixed up the interview. And sure ...

Argent, Nazareth: Sundown, Mile End, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 11 November 1972

SUPPOSE A Rock-n-Roll band gave a concert and no one came – a thought that might have flashed through Rod Argent's mind as he scanned ...

Dennis Coffey: The White Soul Guitar

Profile by Phil Symes, Disc, 11 November 1972

DENNIS COFFEY is a white man who plays soul music. Ask any soul fan. Regular pop fans might not be acquainted with his name but ...

Bill Withers: Lots of Sunshine for Bill Withers

Profile and Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 11 November 1972

MOST SONGWRITERS dream of one day writing a standard. Singers dream of establishing one. Bill Withers does both – frequently. You only have to look ...

Roxy Music: Central Hall, Chatham

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 11 November 1972

"COR," SAID the bloke behind me after Roxy Music had finished their first number, "I like the way they take the micky out of themselves." ...

The Jackson 5: Caroline Boucher Meets The Father Of A Phenomena

Report and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 11 November 1972

THE TWO rival fan factions swarm round the Churchill Hotel, Osmond Brothers fans to the left waving up to those windows, Jackson Five ones massed ...

The Jackson 5: The Jackson Five: The Talk of the Town, London

Live Review by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 11 November 1972

TWO DAYS after they arrived, the Jackson Five had the unenviable task of doing a 45-minute spot to the British press at a champagne party ...

Lindisfarne: On and Off the Wagon

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 18 November 1972

THERE HAVE BEEN more dazzling, more debauched rock'n'roll roadshows. Some of the more spectacular have been known to cushion the strain of touring with sultry ...

Led Zeppelin: Page Five

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 25 November 1972

ROCK OF AGES: Andrew Tyler meets rock recluse JIMMY PAGE, ex-Yardbird, on the completion of Led Zeppelin's fifth album. ...

Lou Reed: Transformer (RCA)

Review by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 2 December 1972

THOSE OF you kind enough to read the idiocies I write to introduce the live gigs will know that, as far as I'm concerned, Lou ...

Ringo Starr, T. Rex: Ringo Starr on Born to Boogie

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 9 December 1972

"BOLAN STRUTS, man, and I like that about him a lot. A lot of people, when they first meet him, can be put off because ...

Marc Bolan, T. Rex: The Boogie Merchants: Marc Bolan

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 9 December 1972

CAROLINE BOUCHER takes a bleary, cross-eyed view of Marc Bolan who started life as a Tooting Mod, pro­gressed to a flower child, bopped as an ...

Mott The Hoople: The Mott Mystique — Does it Mean Death or Glory?

Report and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 9 December 1972

THE STORY of how David Bowie's hastily written 'All The Young Dudes' snatched Mott The Hoople from an untimely grave and provided the band with ...

Alice Cooper, Kim Fowley, Jethro Tull: The Government and Alice Cooper’s Panties

Report by John Mendelsohn, Disc, Summer 1972

WOTTA week it’s been here in Hollywood, guys and gals, what with each and every day virtually splitting its trousers with grand and glamorous events, ...

Crazy Horse: Crazy Horse At Crooked Lake (Epic £2.29) **

Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 20 January 1973

LIKE THOSE unfortunates who happen to be the son, daughter, sister or brother of a famous personage, Crazy Horse seemed to be lumbered with the ...

Steely Dan: Can't Buy A Thrill (Probe SPB 1062, £2.25)

Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 20 January 1973

THIS ONE'S already speeding up the Billboard and Cashbox charts – currently around the 30 mark and likely to jump about 20 places by next ...

Claudia Lennear: Brown Sugar Lady

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 27 January 1973

A CLUSTER of fly-bursting, brown-skinned ladies has become pretty much standard roadshow equipment for plenty of white rock bands these past few years. The lead ...

Sweet: Sweet Talking Guy

Report and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 3 February 1973

Sweet's Andy Scott Talks To Ray Fox-Cumming ...

Colin Blunstone: Hard Work But Still No Miracles

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 10 February 1973

SLIMMING IS a soul-destroying business. While I'm drinking a mug of sugarless tea, Colin Blunstone is sitting opposite me, blithely assuring me that he is ...

Fairport Convention: Town Hall, Watford

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 10 February 1973

Fairport Below Par ...

Olivia Newton John: Nights in White Satin

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 10 February 1973

SOME INTERVIEWEES need only to be given their head with a single question before sounding off about their whole life history and psyche, while the ...

John Peel: Peel And The Pig — An Everyday Story Of Country Folk

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 17 February 1973

JOHN PEEL is a sensitive figure with a sturdy patch on the crotch of his jeans and a tendency towards schoolgirls and sensible underwear. A ...

The Osmonds: The Business Of Being An Osmond

Report and Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 10 March 1973

EDD LEFFLER knows just how to take care of his boys. He knows all about double and triple entendres and how reporters sometimes like to ...

Eddie Kendricks: When Temptation Got The Best Of Eddie Kendricks

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 10 March 1973

IT'S A big decision quitting a world-famous group, especially when they're on top, and look like sitting pretty for a long while. So it was ...

The Osmonds: Golden Age Of The Osmonds

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 17 March 1973

THE OSMONDS have been around for years and Alan has known success with earlier line-ups, but it is with Donny that the brothers have discovered ...

David Cassidy: Empire Pool, Wembley, London

Live Review by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 24 March 1973

Nice one David! ...

Procol Harum: Six Years In The Harum

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 24 March 1973

'GARY'S GOT GOUT,' Keith Reid explains without so much as a trace of nonsense in his eyes, 'so he couldn't make it today.' ...

Roxy Music: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 7 April 1973

SIX OR SEVEN months ago, a Roxy performance was such a cool business you got the impression the band would be just as satisfied if ...

David Bowie, Cherry Vanilla: Cherry Vanilla: Cherry Sauce

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 21 April 1973

...Or hot gossip from a former skin-flick queen who's been hired to handle David Bowie's publicity machine. ...

David Bowie: Aladdin Scotland

Report and Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 26 May 1973

RAY FOX-CUMMING WATCHES THAT MAN STUN THE SCOTS IN ABERDEEN ...

David Bowie: Aladdin Scotland (part 2)

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 2 June 1973

Part two of Ray Fox-Cumining's report on David Bowie in the North ...

Yes: A Story of Chinese Scriptures and Vegetable Eaters

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 2 June 1973

STEVE HOWE... ENGLAND IS STILL BEST ...

Jethro Tull: Wembley Arena

Live Review by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 30 June 1973

I REMEMBER THE TIME when you could hum along to a Jethro Tull tune. I even remember the time you could hum along to a ...

Sylvia Robinson: Not So Much A Debut For Sylvia

Interview by Phil Symes, Disc, 30 June 1973

ONCE IN A while a record comes along that nothing will stop being a hit. Not even the fact that radio producers are frightened of ...

Al Kooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd: Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 16 February 1974

LYNYRD SKYNYRD is, in fact, a used-car salesman somewhere in Florida. At least, he doesn't spell his name quite like that – the band had ...

David Bowie: O'Keefe Auditorium, Toronto

Live Review by Lenny Kaye, Disc, 29 June 1974

THE POWER of the image took precedence as David Bowie opened the first leg of his North American tour with a string of Canadian dates. ...

David Bowie, T. Rex: Tony Visconti: Behind Bolan And Bowie

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 28 September 1974

THIS IS a story of Marc Bolan and David Bowie – compared and contrasted. Bolan, the complete professional, who lost out through believing himself above ...

Ann Peebles: Gulliver's, London

Live Review by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 19 October 1974

CONCERTS at the ultra-trendy Biba's Rainbow Room almost invariably, for some reason or other, turn out to be disappointing and, from the reviews I've read ...

Ann Peebles: I Can't Stand The Rain

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 19 October 1974

BRITAIN has been bitten by the Ann Peebles bug and, in a typical reciprocal move, our very own famous bug (commonly known as 'flu) has ...

T. Rex: Bolan Coming Up From The Bottom

Report and Interview by Lenny Kaye, Disc, 19 October 1974

AH, YES, the garden state of New Jersey. MARC BOLAN is being raised on a five-pointed star, framed in light bulbs, crucified to the wings ...

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band: Alex Harvey: The Dream Comes True

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 26 October 1974

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM is coming true. At last, after 20 years in and around the business, Alex Harvey has got himself a hit. Don't worry ...

The Bay City Rollers: Bay City Rollers: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Disc, 26 October 1974

ROLLERS RUSHED ...

Status Quo: Would You Live Next Door To Status Quo?

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 26 October 1974

A STATUS QUO recording session is an experience. What with furious neighbours bursting into the studio in the middle of "takes" and morse code messages ...

David Essex: The Busy Mr Essex

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 2 November 1974

MR ESSEX, I Presume? One could be forgiven for asking the question because, caught unawares in his dressing room for the 45 show, he looks ...

The Bay City Rollers: Phil Coulter: The Creator

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 2 November 1974

Disc meets the man behind the Rollers and many others ...

The Bay City Rollers: Rollers On The Run

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 2 November 1974

FAN HYSTERIA is reaching its peak with the Bay City Rollers. It's got to the point now where the Rollers can't even go to the ...

Cockney Rebel: The Mellowing Of Mr Harley

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 9 November 1974

STEVE HARLEY just sits there a-glowering, looking, if one can, defiantly mellow. The suggestion that the arrogant ol' sour puss has softened up a bit ...

Humble Pie: Odeon, Birmingham

Live Review by Harry Doherty, Disc, 9 November 1974

FOR SOME bizarre reason, HUMBLE PIE have been finding it particularly hard to gain acceptance in England, despite the fact that they are now a ...

Peter Noone: High Noone

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 9 November 1974

THESE WERE THE MYSTERIOUS INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN TO FOX-CUMMING WHEN HE SOUGHT AN INTERVIEW WITH THIS CHAP ...

The Glitter Band

Interview by Harry Doherty, Disc, 9 November 1974

"GARY IS great. His operation was a success and there are no aftereffects at all. If anything, it has improved his voice." ...

Mott The Hoople, Mick Ronson: Mick Ronson: Taking Care Of Business

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 16 November 1974

YORKSHIREMEN are renowned for their good business sense and Hull-born Mick Ronson sure ain't going to be the one to let the side down. Already ...

David Bowie: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Lenny Kaye, Disc, 23 November 1974

THE DAVID Bowie Minstrel Show shuffled into Radio City Music Hall last week for a stay of five days, in what had to be the ...

The Faces, Ronnie Wood: Ronnie Wood: Is This The Face Of Violence?

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 23 November 1974

Ros Russell finds Woody on the warpath ...

Suzi Quatro: Poker Queen of Hearts

Interview by Rosalind Russell, Disc, 23 November 1974

Rosalind Russell busts in on Suzi Quatro and discovers the games she likes to play ...

The Rubettes: Rubettes Bring Back Jive

Interview by Ray Fox-Cumming, Disc, 30 November 1974

IN DANCE-craze circles 'The Bump' is supposed to be all the rage...but is it? ...

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