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Mel Blanc, Pat Boone: Boone Changes Style Again

Report by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 28 July 1962

IT LOOK A bit of the old rock 'n' roll, a screaming female, and a voice that takes you back to the sordid cartoon theatres ...

Rolf Harris: The Zany 'Kangaroo Man' Is Back

Report and Interview by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, 8 September 1962

TWO YEARS ago, 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport' hit the British charts with all the fury of an aboriginal war dance. So did Rolf Harris, ...

Cassius Clay: Clay Wins: Columbia Swings

Report by uncredited writer, Billboard, 7 March 1964

NEW YORK — The upset victory of Cassius Clay over Sonny Liston for the heavyweight boxing championship last week (25) also upset the operational procedures ...

The Chipmunks: He Is Those Chipmunks

Interview by Maureen Cleave, San Francisco Examiner, The, 29 November 1964

Ross Bagdasarian's Electronic Creatures Are Vastly Real ...

The New Vaudeville Band: Band Plays, But Didn't Cut 'Cathedral'

Profile and Interview by Rochelle Reed, KRLA Beat, 31 December 1966

DID YOU SEE the New Vaudeville Band on television? Or maybe catch a personal appearance? ...

David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Donovan, The Goodies, George Harrison, Elton John, Janis Joplin, Kenny, Diana Ross, The Rubettes, Ringo Starr, The Three Degrees: Singles from Elton John, David Bowie et al

Review by Colin Irwin, Melody Maker, 1 March 1975

Elton gets lost ...

Disco-Tex and his Sex-O-Lettes: Disco Tex: Boogoo Boogoo to Choo

Interview by David Hancock, Record Mirror, 24 May 1975

Sir Monti talks to David Hancock ...

C.W. McCall: Wilderness (Polydor)

Review by Richard Riegel, Creem, July 1976

LET'S FACE it. 'Convoy' was probably the one moment of pure inspiration C.W. McCall's adcopy-blighted brain will ever enjoy, and those fans hoping for a ...

Meri Wilson: Have you checked out your Telephone Man recently? MERI WILSON has — and she's never looked back

Interview by Robin Katz, Record Mirror, 1 October 1977

"I'VE BEEN singing 'Telephone Man' for years," explained a very chatty Meri Wilson in a flirtatious southern lilt. ...

Jive Bunny: Where are they now? Jive Bunny

Interview by Martin Aston, Q, May 1997

The guy who works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis. And the woman on the M&S tights counter might well be Tanita Tikaram. ...

The Baha Men, Hampton and the Hampsters: I Still Want a Hula Hoop: Hampton and the Hampsters

Comment by Metal Mike Saunders, Village Voice, The, 17 October 2000

OK, HERE'S THE hamster scoop: Last fall a U.K. indie-artsy outfit named the Cuban Boys took note of the wacky hamster sample (manipulated from the ...

Ray Parker Jr.: Who you gonna call? 118 118

Comment by Johnny Sharp, Guardian, The, 4 April 2009

Ray Parker Jr is the latest ad/pop crossover. Johnny Sharp wants more ...

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