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Sydney Morning Herald, the

Sydney Morning Herald, the

The Sydney Morning Herald is a daily compact newspaper published in Sydney, Australia since 1831.

46 articles

The Everly Brothers: Phil Everly: He Can't Spell But He Can Sing Like A Million Dollars

Interview by Maureen Cleave, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 11 November 1962

From MAUREEN CLEAVE in London ...

Mort Shuman: Writing Songs Is So Easy

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 11 October 1964

FOR SONG-WRITING we British make do with Lennon/McCartney. The Americans are more extravagant; they use Pomus and Shuman, Leiber and Stoller, Goffin and King, David ...

Bob Dylan: Poet or pop? — a new role for a folk-hero

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 9 January 1966

BOB DYLAN, folk-singer, folk-composer and folk-millionaire, has upset a lot of people in his time — TV networks, civil liberties committees, parents, teachers, recording technicians ...

James Brown: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 27 March 1966

He's the singer who puts Elvis to shame ...

Chet Atkins, John D. Loudermilk: Nashville: The Town With The "Fresh Sound"

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 June 1966

It started with Grand Ole Opry ...

The Beatles, The Byrds, The Velvet Underground: Psychedelics: That's The New Fad

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 17 July 1966

The Pop movement has become old-hat now. In its place a brand new gimmick has started to sweep American discotheques. ...

Now it's all above ground — the Underground

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 12 February 1967

It's the new 'in' thing ...

Hippies take over from the Beatniks

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 4 March 1967

A new youth grouping, the Hippies, has sprung up in San Francisco and promises to spread over America and to Europe. Hippies are still way-out, ...

James Brown, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin: Soul: it's what Negroes have and white men are learning

Overview by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 30 June 1968

THE WORD is "soul" and if white Americans haven't been quite sure what it meant before, they are this week. ...

Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Lovin' Spoonful: Popocracy — The New Revolution

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 3 November 1968

The casual, oddly dressed stars of American pop music are making so much money they don't know how rich they are ...

MC5: The MC5: Rock frenzy points a way

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 4 January 1969

THOSE OF us who have watched rock with interest, believing it to be as good a barometer of the changing times as art or the ...

Charles Manson, John Phillips: You just don't know Hollywood

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 1 November 1969

More things there than murder are bizarre, reports Lillian Roxon ...

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin: Death joins the electric band

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 10 October 1970

JIMI HENDRIX died last week. Janis Joplin died this week. The needle is picking off the electric generation one by one with the precision of ...

Janis Joplin: Girl of the Electric Generation

Obituary by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 11 October 1970

To be all woman, yet equal with men; to be free and yet a slave to real love; to nose-thumb convention, yet get back to ...

The Stalk-Forrest Group: Stalk Is Big Time

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 25 October 1970

A NEW Group has hit the American rock scene — Stalk-Forrest. It is said to sound like a cross between The Doors and The Jefferson ...

The Stooges: The Name is Iggy

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 1 November 1970

AMERICA'S NEWEST Rock idol is probably only about 5ft tall. His stage "costume" is a pair of badly ripped blue jeans — and elbow length ...

Creedence Clearwater Revival: The band that means business

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 23 January 1971

Lillian Roxon flew from New York across America to attend a party for an $82 million rock and roll group — a party which, she ...

Peter, Paul & Mary, Mary Travers: Mary (of Peter, Paul and Mary) is doing a McCartney

Interview by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 3 April 1971

LILLIAN ROXON INTERVIEWS A SINGER WHO HELPED TO MOULD POPULAR MUSIC ...

Bob Dylan: They Won't Invite Bob

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 18 April 1971

BOB DYLAN is having a birthday party the day he turns 30 — May 23 — and everyone's invited except him. ...

Alice Cooper: Town Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 May 1971

WITCH-CRAFT? ...

Helen Reddy: Helen now a star in demand

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 27 June 1971

THEY invited 20 people for a quiet little get together back at their Hilltop home after her show closed — and 280 turned up. ...

Grand Funk Railroad, John Sebastian: Is this the end of the festival?

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 17 July 1971

LAST WEEK was not a very nice week for rock music. ...

John Lennon, Yoko Ono, John Sinclair: John and Yoko "go protest"

Report by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 December 1971

NO SOONER did Bob Dylan astonish everyone by going back to "protest" and coming out with a song protesting the death of convict George Jackson ...

T. Rex: The Beatle Beater

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 December 1971

HE'S HERE, the greatest thing since the Beatles but Americans don't realise it yet. His name is Marc Bolan and he's the most important part ...

T. Rex: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 5 March 1972

A DREAM PRINCE HAD A SLOW AWAKENING ...

David Cassidy: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 March 1972

David Cassidy was a roaring success ...

Bette Midler: A new Piaf — the divine Miss M

Profile by Lillian Roxon, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 19 October 1972

SHE HAS never appeared outside New York. Her album is still unreleased. Her appearances on national television have sent viewers into shock. And yet Bette ...

Elvis Costello: Rebirth of a Punk Hero

Profile by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 27 November 1987

Mark Mordue profiles Elvis Costello, now in his post-punk phase and about to tour Australia next week. ...

Gil Scott-Heron: A Frail Godfather

Profile and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 1 March 1995

GIL SCOTT-HERON greets me genially. He's slightly spidery in his dangled movements, surprisingly slight and aged. At 45 the man oft referred to as The ...

Paul Kelly (Australia): Paul Kelly: Poet of the Common Man

Report and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 12 January 1996

PAUL KELLY'S back in town. I meet him at a King's Cross hotel where his daughter, Madeleine, is turning her slice of cheese into a ...

Pulp Friction

Profile and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 18 September 1998

JARVIS COCKER wanders through London's Tower Books and Records like a spy in a foreign country. Close by, music fans are harvesting the racks of ...

You Am I in NYC

Report and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 24 December 1998

KENNETH BRANAGH at a You Am I gig?! I had to look twice. It turned out to be an ostrich-like version, but that's New York ...

Robert Milliken: Lillian Roxon, Mother Of Rock

Book Review by Clinton Walker, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 2002

ROCK JOURNALISM is, of course, the lowest of the low. Trust me, I know. It has recently enjoyed improved profile with films like High Fidelty ...

Bob Dylan: Chronicles: Volume One

Book Review by Toby Creswell, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 13 November 2004

THERE'S NO WAY that Bob Dylan, after all this time, is going to spill the beans on his life. The high priest of protest makes ...

The Easybeats, The Go-Betweens, Ed Kuepper, Laughing Clowns, The Loved Ones, Midnight Oil, The Saints, The Triffids: Prehistoric Sounds: In Search of an Australian Rock'n'Roll

Overview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 28 December 2004

I'VE STARTED writing this story a hundred different ways and every time I think I might be getting somewhere I end up stumbling across some ...

Bob Dylan: Dylan on Dylan edited by Jonathan Cott

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 24 June 2006

LATELY I've begun to think that Bob Dylan does not exist. That the boy who made him up might still be dreaming. And we are ...

Radio Birdman: Birds of a Feather Rock Together

Retrospective and Interview by Anthony O'Grady, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 July 2007

THERE ARE two general categories of musicians in Halls of Fame – the supremely successful sellers of concerts and records, and those who pave the ...

Joan As Policewoman: Goodbye and Hello: Joan as Policewoman

Profile and Interview by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 9 August 2008

BIRDS ARE SHRIEKING through the trees all over Rushcutter's Bay. It is as if something violent and tuneful is going on at once as we ...

Patti Smith: Just Kids

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 10 April 2010

ART can set us free. Art is holy. Art is love. ...

5 Seconds Of Summer: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Interview by Toby Creswell, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 20 July 2012

IT WAS LIKE A Hard Day's Night writ small. Four young men alight from an aeroplane confronted by screaming teenage girls. ...

The Ramones: The enduring appeal of the Ramones

Retrospective by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 21 April 2016

MY FAVOURITE QUOTE about the Ramones comes from Richard Hell, the New York provocateur who, along with Tom Verlaine, formed the art-punk band Television in ...

Coldplay's Chris Martin: Why Things Have Never Been Better

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 7 December 2016

CHRIS MARTIN is up for it. Half an hour after soundcheck and a few hours before showtime at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, the Coldplay singer, flanked ...

Lorde talks second albums and night-time energy on the eve of Australian tour

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 16 June 2017

I'M TOLD I CAN call her Ella: Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is quite a mouthful. The single-syllable name by which she is better known, though, ...

Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher: Jen Cloher and Courtney Barnett: "We couldn't be more contrary if we tried"

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 28 July 2017

A PIECE OF PAPER stuck to the entrance of the Coburg RSL in Melbourne reads "cash only (dark ages)". It's not much warmer inside than ...

Sleater-Kinney carry on with new album and new purpose

Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 15 August 2019

THE CENTRE Won't Hold, the title of Sleater-Kinney's ninth album, is taken from W.B. Yeats' 1919 poem The Second Coming, the words of which have ...

Beck: "I think there's a misconception": Beck on Scientology

Profile and Interview by Andrew Stafford, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 22 November 2019

BECK LOOKS toasted. Under round vintage sunglasses and a broad-brimmed black hat, the cheeks of one of the most inventive, elusive artists of the last ...

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