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Los Angeles Free Press

Los Angeles Free Press

The Los Angeles Free Press,, also called the Freep, was published between 1964 and 1978, and was among the most widely distributed underground newspapers of the 1960s.

21 articles

Report from swinging London town

Report by Miles, Los Angeles Free Press, 26 January 1968

LITTLE HAS happened since winter came upon us and forced London's underground underground. The organisation called RELEASE has become one of the most valuable community ...

The Beatles: Magical Mystery Tour (Apple Corps/BBC)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Tom Nolan, Los Angeles Free Press, 21 June 1968

THE BEATLES' Magical Mystery Tour is superb, brilliant, great, heavy, boss, light entertainment, good clean fun, a Message Picture, an entertaining nightmare, and it has ...

The Dope Prosecution Process

Essay by John Sinclair, Los Angeles Free Press, 19 December 1969

From one who knows the hemp ropes... ...

Janis Joplin: Joplin In Concert (Columbia C2X31160)

Review by Greg Shaw, Los Angeles Free Press, 26 May 1972

I'LL NEVER forget Big Brother & the Holding Company. Christ, I must've seen them a hundred times between early '66 and the time Janis left. ...

The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main St.

Review by Greg Shaw, Los Angeles Free Press, 16 June 1972

Cruisin' through rock country ...

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Jesse Colin Young, Quicksilver Messenger Service: Woodstock Remembered: KGB stages a rock festival

Report by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, November 1972

SUNDAY’S KGB "Charity Ball" was important for one reason: the concert proved that people in large numbers can still come together for an event and ...

The Hollies’ Cloud

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, February 1973

FOR THE PAST five years it seems that the Hollies have been laboring under a Sisyphean curse. Every time they latched on to a silver ...

Bobby Womack: Understanding Bobby Womack

Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, February 1973

TWELVE YEARS AGO Bobby Womack migrated to California, looking for the riches that he thought were there. "I came out here like the pioneers searching ...

The Beatles, Hurricane Smith: Hurricane Smith: The Sixth Beatle

Profile and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, March 1973

HURRICANE SMITH is not your ordinary pop star. At 49, he hardly exudes the virility and youthfulness of a Rod Stewart. His music is neither ...

Status Quo In The U.S.: 'Matchstick Men' Make Good

Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 18 May 1973

STATUS QUO arrived from England early this summer week for the first part of their American tour. They settled in quietly at their hotel, sensibly ...

Jesse Ed Davis: Rock And Roll’s First Indian Superstar: Jesse ‘Ed’ Davis

Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, June 1973

JESSE "ED" DAVIS is a "musician’s musician." For all those hard-nosed cynics who grimace at the overworked phrase, one glance at his list of credentials ...

Colin Blunstone, The Zombies: Whatever Happened To The Zombies?

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, June 1973

REMEMBER THOSE wispy vocals that adorned those Zombies’ classics like 'She’s Not There', 'Tell Her No', and 'Time Of the Season'? The voice drifted from ...

Steely Dan: Counting Down to Headline Status: Steely Dan

Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, August 1973

ON SEPT. 2, Steely Dan perform their first concert as headliners, that status which lifts the working-class band from the ranks of the bourgeois and ...

New York Dolls: N.Y. Dolls Real Teen-Age Rock And Roll Band

Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 7 September 1973

THE NEW YORK Dolls finally arrived in Los Angeles. Aside from an abundance of street talk, little is know of them except that they are ...

Steeleye Span: Pleased To See The Span: Steeleye Stateside

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, November 1973

THE EXPLOSIVE SUCCESS of Steeleye Span during the past year is in direct relationship to the in-herent malleability of its music. Fresh out of the ...

Robin Trower: Twice Removed From Procol: Robin Trower

Report and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, November 1973

IT TAKES A LOT of gumption to leave a baseball team right after you’ve clinched the pennant, or to walk off the playing field dur-ing ...

Slade

Profile and Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 23 November 1973

AS STREET TALK goes, Slade doesn't have the greatest reputations. It is admitted they are one of the better non-Bowieish-type rock groups to come out ...

Jeff Beck, The Yardbirds: Jeff Beck…In Retrospect

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Rosen, Los Angeles Free Press, December 1973

JEFF BECK IS one of those characters who is so brilliantly erratic that he is constantly set-ting the music (and journalistic) world on its ear. ...

Brownsville Station

Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 10 May 1974

'Smokin' In the Boys Room' is the first hit for an audacious group by the name of Brownsville Station. Thankfully, Brownsville isn't just another commercial, ...

Gentle Giant: Santa Monica Civic, Los Angeles

Live Review by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 28 February 1975

AFTER SIX ALBUMS and three national tours, Gentle Giant has finally made it to headline concert status. Sure, they played the Whisky to sell-out crowds ...

Leo Sayer: Very Much Myself

Interview by Anne Moore, Los Angeles Free Press, 16 May 1975

Leo Sayer, to some, is just a hit songwriter – and if that isn't enough, – sometime singer of his own songs. Leo Sayer is ...

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