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Evening Standard, The

Evening Standard, The

The Evening Standard, since May 2009 named the London Evening Standard, is a local, free daily tabloid newspaper, published Monday to Friday.

41 articles

The Beatles: Why The Beatles Create All That Frenzy

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 2 February 1963

THE BEATLES are the darlings of Merseyside. The little girls of Merseyside are so fiercely possessive about their Beatles that they forced Granada to put ...

The Rolling Stones: This Horrible Lot – Not Quite What They Seem

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 21 March 1964

"BUT WOULD YOU LIKE your daughter to marry one?" is what you ask yourself about the Rolling Stones. They've done terrible things to the musical ...

The Rolling Stones: Take A Middle-Class Value, Stand It On Its Head: You've Got A "Stone"

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 11 May 1964

PARENTS DO NOT LIKE the Rolling Stones. They do not want their sons to grow up like them; they do not want their daughters to ...

Marc Bolan: Knit Yourself A Pop Singer — Marc and Mike Will Tell You How

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 23 October 1965

HUMILITY AMONG POP SINGERS used to be all the rage. "Mr. Presley," the interviewer would ask, "is it to luck or to talent that you ...

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones: Mick Jagger: Bad Joke into Social Lion

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 4 February 1966

THE ROLLING STONES WERE PLAYING in the Station Hotel, Richmond, two-and-a-half years ago when their two prospective managers came to take a look at them. ...

The Beatles, John Lennon: How Does a Beatle Live? John Lennon

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 4 March 1966

IT WAS THIS TIME three years ago that The Beatles first grew famous. Ever since then, observers have anxiously tried to gauge whether their fame ...

The Beatles, Ringo Starr: How a Beatle Lives, Part 2: Ringo Starr — So Who's Afraid of Dogs and Babies! (Especially Babies)

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 11 March 1966

RINGO LIVES in Weybridge at the bottom of the hill of which John lives on top. His house, too, is large and Tudor-ish. It has ...

The Beatles, George Harrison: How A Beatle Lives Part 3: George Harrison — Avocado With Everything…

Report and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 18 March 1966

GEORGE HARRISON is 23, the youngest Beatle and the least well-known. He isn't one of the two who sing and he isn't Ringo; indeed some ...

The Beatles, Paul McCartney: How A Beatle Lives, No. 4: Paul All Alone: Running Hard To Catch Up With The Music

Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 25 March 1966

THE SCENE SHIFTS FROM WEYBRIDGE TO LONDON ...

The Beatles, Cilla Black: Brian Epstein: The Man Behind The Beatles And How He Lives

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Evening Standard, The, 1 April 1966

Many theories developed about Brian Epstein: he was crooked, he was straight; he was a tough businessman, he was a lousy businessman; it was all ...

Kate Bush: Bringing It Back Home

Interview by James Johnson, Evening Standard, The, 26 September 1978

THE feverish quality of the pop world barely intrudes into the calm atmosphere of the large comfortable family house on the edge of the Kent ...

Kate Bush: The Things Kate Doesn't Tell Mother

Interview by James Johnson, Evening Standard, The, 5 September 1980

KATE BUSH would be less than human if she did not sometimes marvel at the attention she has received over the last three years. ...

Eastie Boys: Real Life in London's East End

Report by Paul Wellings, Evening Standard, The, 24 July 1987

IT IS A HOT day in London’s East End. I’m sitting in my home of Stepney, sipping an ice-cool lager outside the infamous Blind ...

The Badder the Better: Soulboy Life in London

Report by Paul Wellings, Evening Standard, The, 31 March 1988

IN LONDON TOWN, they’re funking till they’re raw. From badland clubland they’ve voted with their feet for black soul music. Pirate stations like ...

Lenny Kravitz: 'Don't Call Me A Sex Symbol'

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 27 November 2000

LENNY KRAVITZ is late. His "people" (a personal chef, band manager, tour manager, personal manager, publicists, fixers, press officers and assorted attractive but apparently purposeless ...

Jaheim: Soul Boy Not Short On Confidence

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 14 March 2001

Jaheim Hoagland's smooth, soulful vocals have been likened to those of music legends Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross – but he's not too happy about ...

Destiny's Child: The Joys Of Child-ish Behaviour

Interview by Precious Williams, Evening Standard, The, 23 April 2001

THE SASSIEST girl group in the world are slumped on a sofa lamenting the "awfulness" of how they look. Destiny's Child – Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly ...

Fatboy Slim

Interview by Ian Watson, Evening Standard, The, September 2001

THE INSTRUCTIONS are clear but minimal. Get to Ibiza Town and wait for an email with a mobile phone number. Try the number just after ...

Mis-Teeq

Profile and Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, The, October 2003

"WHEN WE WERE younger, we were always entertaining people," says Su-Elise Nash, at 22 the youngest member of the UK's most urban girl group, Mis-Teeq. ...

David Bowie: "I've beaten vices thanks to my daughter"

Interview by Tim Cooper, Evening Standard, The, 20 November 2003

He is free from fags, booze and drugs. But clean-living David Bowie admits that staying that way will still be hard work in 30 years' ...

James Brown: Soul Survivor

Interview by Ian Watson, Evening Standard, The, June 2004

At 71, James Brown shows no signs of slowing down musically — or in his capacity for getting into trouble. Ian Watson meets the Godfather ...

Angie Stone

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, The, July 2004

ANGIE STONE breezes into the bar at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester apologising for the burger in her hand and explaining that she's just flown ...

Anastacia: Sprock Chick

Interview by Sheryl Garratt, Evening Standard, The, 12 November 2004

"I'M LOOKING FORWARD to my 40s," declares Anastacia, a tiny woman with big hair, bold glasses and a big, big voice. "I want lines in ...

My Morning Jacket: Astoria, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, Evening Standard, The, 25 September 2006

JAMMING IS A justly maligned practice in rock, too often the last refuge of self-indulgent musos running low on inspiration. ...

Amy Winehouse, My Bloody Valentine: Bestival, Isle of Wight ***

Report by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 8 September 2008

Still bloody loud and clear at Bestival ...

Soul II Soul's Jazzie B: "Ride what you've got until the wheels fall off"

Report and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Evening Standard, The, 11 June 2014

Some people already know that Jazzie B is a London Legend but tonight at the first London Music Awards he takes the title officially. The ...

La Roux: Conway Hall, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 3 July 2014

IT'S BEEN five years since La Roux's Elly Jackson announced she was going in for the kill. The intervening period has seen the south Londoner ...

Wretch 32: O2 Forum, Kentish Town, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 10 November 2016

Though there were strong moments, the break-out grime star sometimes blurred the line between touching and naff, says Rick Pearson. ...

Wilco: O2 Academy Brixton, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 21 November 2016

CAPABLE OF BEING as sombre as a Sunday night in with Bob Dylan or as wild as a Friday night out with the Pogues, Wilco ...

Young Fathers: Meltdown Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 12 June 2017

GIVEN THAT THIS year's Meltdown is curated by MIA, an artist who's made a career out of being as contrarian as is humanly possible, Friday night's ...

Feist: Shepherd's Bush Empire, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 28 July 2017

JARVIS COCKER joined Feist on stage at the Empire, ambling on during 'Century' to ask: "How long is a century? Almost as long as a ...

Interpol: Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 4 September 2017

There's a charisma vacuum where the flamboyant Carlos "D" Dengler used to be, says Rick Pearson, but this show was a reminder of the importance ...

Phoenix: Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 2 October 2017

ALLY PALLY IS a ruthless venue that chews up and spits out all but the best of live bands. To succeed in this cavernous space, ...

The War on Drugs: War On Drugs: Alexander Palace, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 15 November 2017

IN AN ERA of instant gratification, the slow-burning pleasures of the War On Drugs provide the perfect antidote. ...

U2: Another view: The thing with Bono and Apple...

Comment by Tim Cooper, Evening Standard, The, 24 November 2017

I HEAR THAT U2 have a new album coming out. I know this not because I have received a press release (though I have) but ...

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon? (Sour Mash)

Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 24 November 2017

FOR ALL ITS commercial success Noel Gallagher's post-Oasis output has hardly been a study in boundary-pushing experimentation.  ...

Queen & Adam Lambert: O2, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 13 December 2017

HOW DO YOU replace the greatest rock singer of all time? That was the issue facing Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor when Freddie Mercury ...

Paramore: O2, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 15 January 2018

FORGET WHAT you think you know about Paramore. No longer are the Tennessee band all about angst, eyeliner and power chords. Paramore in 2018 are ...

Bastille: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 17 April 2018

"AS YOU CAN see," said Bastille's Dan Smith, looking round at the orchestra and choir, "we're doing things a little differently tonight." That's something of ...

Flight of the Conchords: O2 Arena, London

Live Review by Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, The, 21 June 2018

BRET MCKENZIE and Jemaine Clement were supposed to play their first London tour dates in seven years in March but then Bret rather inconsiderately tumbled and ...

Lisa Hannigan and Stargaze: Barbican, London

Live Review by Rick Pearson, Evening Standard, The, 5 October 2018

LISA HANNIGAN is still best-known for her work alongside Damien Rice: her voice was the ethereal counterpoint to his earthy tones on multi-platinum-selling O in 2002.  ...

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